GB Judo Memo – Training at the BJA Centre of Excellence

Effective from 1st April 2017

The British Judo Centre of Excellence is the National Training Centre for the GB Judo World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) and GB Squads in Great Britain.

All athletes supported by the WCPP and Academy programme are based fulltime at the British Judo Centre of Excellence where they engage in a fulltime training programme and receive comprehensive coaching and sports science and medicine support.

To further develop athletes on the GB Junior and Senior Squad, the British Judo Centre of Excellence is open to all 2017 GB Junior and Senior Squad athletes and can apply to train at the National Training Centre.

Training at the British Judo Centre of Excellence is free of charge (this does not include SSSM or Physio support), but should athletes require on-site accommodation, the daily rate for 2017 GB Junior & Senior Squad members only is as follows:

  • £30 per day or
  • £50 per week (Monday to Friday) – this is the standard cost for 2 to 5 days
  • £20 over the weekend (Sat & Sun) after the initial £30 or £50 payment

Note, onsite accommodation is a single room with en-suite with a shared kitchen facility for cooking all your own food. Accommodation onsite is always subject to availability.

Athletes can source their own accommodation should they wish to and attend the British Judo Centre of Excellence at their own costs and attend training on a daily basis.

Whilst training at the British Judo Centre of Excellence, all facilities are fully accessible as follows:

Dojo, Gym, Accommodation and advice/support from a GB Elite Performance Coach.

For all 2017 GB Junior and Senior Squad athletes who wish to train at the British Judo Centre of Excellence, they must apply in writing each time to GB Elite Performance Coach – Kate Howey at kate.howey@britishjudo.org.uk

Kate Howey, the Senior GB Elite Performance Coach for the WCPP will review and confirm an athlete’s application to attend training at the British Judo Centre Excellence.

Once confirmed, athletes will undertake a short induction to set out expectations, will be allocated a training group at the British Judo Centre of Excellence and a GB Elite Performance Coach, who will be the point of contact during the athlete’s stay.