Ghosia Judo Club, the mosque-based club launched by Bolton Wanderers Football Club last year, is set to return after the venue was refurbished to contain a permanent dojo.
The club, which on average attracts 50 participants a session aged between 5 and 15, formed as part of Bolton’s Premier League 4 Sport initiative which sees the Trotters also offer the fellow Olympic disciplines of hockey, table tennis and badminton through satellite clubs.
Bolton Wanderers’ Premier League 4 Sport Coordinator, Nicol Meredith, is delighted that the club is resuming and believes it will continue to be a big hit in the community.
“We’re thrilled that Ghosia Judo Club is back up and running and we’re keen to attract new members,” said Nicol.
“The judo club’s success really underlines how Bolton Wanderers Football Club supports the great work being done by Bolton Wanderers Community Trust (BWCT), the British Judo Association and support staff in raising sports participation in the area. “
British Judo Technical Officer Kerry Finney said: “The young players we’ve had at the club have been fantastic, they’re keen to learn and have really enjoyed the fun elements to the Olympic sport of judo.
“I think the club’s success bodes very well for the future of the sport in the area and hopefully we can see a generation of judo players from Bolton progress into the competition arena.
“Many of the young players will have their first competitive experience at the North West Red Belt Rumble on Saturday 11 February with the added incentive of free tickets to the Premier League clash between Bolton and Wigan.”
Ghosia Judo Club is based at Ghosia Community Centre, St Paul’s Mill, Barbara Street, Bolton, BL3 6UQ. Training takes place on a Tuesday from 19:15 – 20:30.
For further information please contact Nicol Meredith on 07791 276353.