At the end of each year we try to hold an end of year meal, at which the club gives out awards for that year.
|Most Improved||Competitive player||Beginner of the year||Spirit of Judo|
|2020||Eldar Rahimov||Jules Harvey
Blue -> Brown -> 1st dan points complete
|Huan Cai||Stephanie Libby|
|2019||None presented in 2019|
|2018||Ellen Nichols & Ben Garforth|
|2017||Matthew Hughes||Anna Brittain||Amartya Deb||Ellen Nichols|
|2014||Jack Kent||Turar Baltynov||Jem Pitcairn||Chris Webster & Tim McGivern|
Awarded to someone that has excelled in their particular competitive level this year. This may mean medals, it may simply be improvement in their performance at competition.
Should be fairly self explanatory! A player who has applied themselves to developing their Judo. This could be things like finally conquering a technique they had struggled with or a fairly broad improvement across the board.
Beginner of the year
Awarded to a beginner who has applied themselves fully to Judo since arriving at university. Trains well and works hard in sessions, will have done a grading (or two) by the end of the year. May have taken part in first competition.
Spirit of Judo
This is probably the most 'open' award that is hardest to give clear criteria for.
Typically things we might expect from someone to be given this award:
- fully embrace the mutual benefit aspect of Judo
- works hard in training
- to applies themselves to Judo
- overcome particular difficulties they are experiencing in Judo