Many thanks to Middlesbrough Judo Club for the write-up
Middlesbrough Judo welcomed the children, staff and parents from Middlesbrough Sportability Club, a local charity who provide sport and leisurely activities for children with disabilities aged between 8 and 19 years of age. It is open to all young people with a learning disability, as well as physical or sensory impairments.
Seventeen members of the club came along and took part in a taster session, with help from coaches and members of the club they went through a warm up and learnt why this is important, learnt some of the Japanese terminology for Judo and why it used in the sport. Then they moved on to some throwing work on the crash mats, finishing off with some fun and games.
Thomas Jones from Middlesbrough Sportability Club said “The activities that we provide to our members we believe helps to develop vital skills, wellbeing and personal identity. Thank you to all at the club for having us, the children have had an amazing time”.
Karen Byers, Senior Coach at Middlesbrough Judo commented, “We are a club that constantly looks to grow, both in the local community and throughout Teesside as a whole. The kids have had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed themselves, it was a pleasure to have them visit us”.