Cadet Futures Camp Heads to Paris

The Cadet Futures Camp returns next month for the fifth edition with 25 GB Judoka (12 female, 13 male) and 4 HN coaches heading to Paris, France from 16th – 22nd October.

The camp, which started in 2016, returns following the covid pandemic and will be held outside of Japan for the first time since its creation.

Traditionally the team would head to the home of judo and train in iconic venues such as the Kodokan and Tokai University. However, due to covid restrictions still being high in Japan, and travel across the country and access to dojos and schools/universities not possible, the decision had been made to move the location to Paris, France.

Throughout the Cadet Futures Camp, the British judoka will have the opportunity to work on the fundamentals and technical aspects of their judo.

The Cadet Futures Camp is a key part of the GB/HN Cadet Strategy and is aligned to the Technical Development Framework. This focuses on helping the athletes to fight with effective technique which they can then transfer into senior competition.

Previous graduates from the Cadet Futures Camp have gone on to achieve success at Cadet, Junior and Senior international level including at European Opens, the IJF World Tour and most recently the Commonwealth Games.

Tim Ellis Head of Performance Operations said: “Although it is a shame we will not be heading to Japan, we are excited that Paris will provide the technical and physical training for both male and female cadet fighters. We will be able to visit some strong clubs and inspire the next generation with the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games just around the corner.”

 “We have had loads of offers of support from coaches around Britain and thank you so much for the help to those that have offered. I really believe with the young fighters coming through and us all working together, we will have a bright future for judo in Great Britain.”

Fighters have been invited through their Home Nation Programmes with coaches: Jason Parsons, Sophie Cox, Gary Edwards and Stephen Abberley leading the camp in collaboration with GB Judo.

2022 GB Judo Futures Judoka

Name Home Nation Club Coach
Lola Hodson Wales Dragons Academy Stephen Abberley
Charlotte Jenman England Tonbridge Judo Club Chris Bowles & Ben Urban
Madeline Biri England Ealing Judo Club Jo Crowley
Sunny Doig Scotland Just Judo David Somerville
Chloe Link England Relentless Judo Darren Hawney
Julia Marczak England Judo Sensei London Przemek Marczak
Niamh Southgate WCPP & England Black Dog JC Mark Purllant
Summer Shaw England Camberley JC Luke Preston
Holly Devall Wales Dragons Academy Stephen Abberley
Nicole Wood England Bishops Stortford Judokwai Joe and Nicole Nunn
Isobel Kitchen WCPP & England  Huddersfield Andy Merchant and Seth Birch
Olivia Delahunty England Newbury JC Nicki Harris
Charlie Ayre England Tees Valley Judo Liam Doody & Shahram Shabazi
Irakli Goginashvili England Palavani Judo Club Levan Goginashvili
Ben Moore Wales Bradley Stoke Pete Douglas
Eryk Neumann England Hardy Spicer 83 Fitzroy Davies
Kylan Aylward Wales Dragons Academy Stephen Abberley
Derek Marczak England Judo Sensei London Przemek Marczak
Ben Levy England Budokwai David Mesa Rey
Luke Davies England Ealing Judo Club Jo Crowley
Lewis Fryer England Rush Judo Laurie Rush
Luke Austen England Core Judo Jonathon Purssey
Dan Givan Scotland Danderhall/Destination Judo David Reilly
Ross Dempsey Scotland Clyde Judo Club Susan Wright
Laurence Hill Wales Dragons Academy Stephen Abberley

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