British Judo are delighted to announce the athletes selected for the 2019 GB Junior Elite Development Squad and 2019 Heavyweight Programme.

The GB Junior Elite Development Squad (EDS) Programme was launched at the end of 2018 following the Junior British Championships in Sheffield.

The EDS Programme will look to maximise the talent coming through the pathway by creating a more focused centralise and semi-centralised programme.

The aim is that every year GB judoka are challenging for Junior European and Junior World Championships medals while also developing athletes for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Athletes were invited to take part in a profiling weekend at the British Judo Centre of Excellence at the start of February (2 – 3) where they were went through both technical and physical profiling.

Following the profiling weekend, selections were made using the results of the testing as well as previous competition results, Home Nation Programme feedback and performance in training.

Athletes on the EDS Programme will be invited to five domestic camps at the British Judo Centre of Excellence throughout 2019. All athletes will also go to the International Masters Bremen, International Thuringia Cup, Lignano Junior European Cup and subsequent training camps.

Following those initial competitions judoka will then be invited to attend the Leibnitz, Paks and Berlin Junior Europeans Cups and Training Camps.

Athletes on the Heavyweight Programme will attend domestic and international camps throughout 2019 and compete at International Masters Bremen and International Thuringia Cup.

GB Junior Elite Development Squad

Name Club
Zachary MORRISON Bishop’s Stortford
Josh GILES Coventry Judo Club
Dylan MUNRO Edinburgh Judo Club
Charlie YOUNG Ryecroft Judo Club
Michael FRYER Rush Judo Club
Henry WAKES Camberley Judo Club
Chris KUMESU-EGRI Destination Judo
Lewis WIDDICOMBE South Brent Judo Club
Daniel FOX Stroud Judo Club
Max GREGORY South Brent Judo Club
Andrew MCWATT Garioch Judo Club
Oliver BARRATT Dragons Judo Academy
Finlay ALLEN Sportif
Lachlan MOORHEAD Sheffield Judo Club
Jake POPPLEWELL Metro Judo Club
Caitlin BARBER Gateshead Judo Club
Amy PLATTEN Redbridge Judo Club
Sian BOBROWSKA Hardy Spicer 83
Molly HARVEY Camberley Judo Club
Yasmin JAVADIAN Coventry Judo Club
Josie STEELE Highland Budokan
Darcie HANCOCKS Hardy Spicer 83
Leah GROSVENOR Bradley Stoke Judo Club
Mollie GAME Camberley Judo Club
Kelly PETERSEN-POLLARD Hardy Spicer 83
Emily COOPER SKK Judo Club
Emily RITCHIE Sportif

*some selections subject to completion of physical and technical profiling later this year

Heavyweight Programme

Fayokemi ABIDEKUN Toshi Kazoku
Simone CROSS Bishop’s Stortford
Cordelia GREGORY South Brent Judo Club
Ivan ROBERTSHAW Craven Judo Academy
Lewis LINEY Judo Club Osaka
Sean TOOBY East Yorkshire Judo Academy