“Jamies Kids” vs Judo Legends Set for Take Off This Weekend

The match ups for the “Jamie’s Kids” vs Judo Legends have just been announced ahead of this weekend’s Brain Tumour Charity Event in memory of Jamie MacDonald.

Our British Judo Association Volunteer of the Year, Deryn Allen-Dyer, has gathered together a “Dream Team” of current and former judo superstars including World/European medallists and a host of Olympians, which will go head to head against “Jamie’s Kids Team” made up of junior judoka aged between 8-16.

Jamie’s former coach and current Welsh Minors/Pre-Cadet Coach Kerry Pulvirienti played a huge part in organising the squad on the day, and has also agreed to be a part of the Legend’s squad in Jamie’s memory.

All athletes on “Jamie’s Kids” are aged between 8-16 and come from all over the UK.

The nominations were amazing and so difficult to choose from. I have actually had to allow 20 instead of 16!”Deryn explained.

“All the kids are amazing. They all have fantastic stories to tell from inspiration to bravery, courage, over coming adversity, family loss, voluntary work, putting others 1st and humbleness amongst others,”

“Everyone truly deserves their place on the squad, and I can’t wait to take down the Legends.”

The t-shirts for the squad were kindly donated by Rob Mann from Swinton Judo Club.

Match ups:

Jamie’s Kids Legends
Robyn vs
Tristan vs
Ellis (C)
Ryan vs
Skye vs
Yonas vs
Peter vs
Lily vs
Joseph vs
Jake vs
James vs
Aron vs
Alana vs
Mackenzie vs
Ben vs
Luke vs
Emie (M) vs
Deryn vs
Brett Johns (Ufc)
Loretta Cusack-Doyle
Joyce Heron
Nekoda Davis
Kerry Pulvirenti (C)
Jamie Gane
Luke MacDonald
Darren Dean
John Buchanan
Kate Howey
Simon Jackson Mbe
Pete Inman
Wayne Lakin
Mark Conway
Natalie Powell
Nikolai Kolya Kokotajlo Oly
Brian Jacks
Angelo Parisi
Karen Briggs Mbe (M)
Sally Conway

For more information about the day, please click here