Vacancy: Coaches (voluntary).

Southampton City Judo Club (and Team Solent Judo) is expanding in 2014 and into 2015. To enable this to happen we need to identify excellent coaches to continue to develop the players and the club into a club that caters to it’s members and to the goals we have to produce life-long Judoka, athletes and high level competitors.

We have terrific support from the Team Solent sport department and aim to use this to grow the clubs programme to be in the same level of presence as the Team Solent Basketball, Rugby, Football and Wheelchair Rugby teams.

As a coach at the club you will have the opportunity to implement your ideas and grow as a coach in a Judo sports club. You will be supported by the club and the head coach Lance Wicks (EJU Level 5 coach, member of the EJU Judo Knowledge coach education commission, member of the EJU and IJF IT Teams ).

Currently the role is voluntary, with a aim to source funding for paying of more coaches as and when possible. Coaches of all levels are welcome, be it novice coaches looking for a start or experienced coaches looking for a new challenge or to contribute to a young club.

The club is young (4 years old), but has already produced a BUCS champion (from complete beginner), numerous medals in university and BJA events. We have also been pioneers is organising and hosting events including Kata, Refereeing, Team competitions, single weight category competitions, Women only open competitions, county training sessions and open mat training sessions.

Regular club sessions are currently Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings. This expands closer to our primary event (BUCS National Championships in February) and we hope to expand to include childrens classes as part of a outreach programme if suitable coaching resource and arrangements can be made.

Please consider getting involved with this innovative club that wants to grow and evolve into something bigger and better.

Contact Lance Wicks via email to express interest and to ask any questions.