Interview with a parent – Vale Judo Club

Interview with a parent – Vale Judo Club

Interview with parent: Judo develops children’s confidence This interview was conducted with Kevin Ayton – Father of Hugo (8) and Harry Ayton (12). Q – Why did you decide to bring your children to judo? A – Harry did judo taster sessions as part of the Rutland Schools Judo Programme and loved it. He was keen to start the sport, but was already heavily involved with his Rugby Club so we waited for a while to see if the interest continued, it is great for helping him improve his rugby skills as well as his fitness! His younger brother had a friend who was doing it and loved it, his parents also recommended the effect the club has on the children, so we enrolled Hugo first and then Harry. We were so impressed with how the classes are run we encouraged Hugo even more – he in particular benefits from the very structured classes within a supportive ethos. Q– Why did you chose Vale Judo Club? A – We heard rave reviews from other parents – they liked the class structures, coaching styles, rules and atmosphere. Q – Has taking part in judo helped your children? A – Definitely. Hugo has had a massive boost to his confidence as well as ability – we like the positive re-enforcement that coaches provide – the two coaches, Louise and Derek are particularly good at this! Hugo has ADHD traits so the opportunity to provide structure and develop his confidence is just what he needs. In particular the mixed ability classes are really good for him as it allows him to mix...
Interview with Vale Judo Squad Members

Interview with Vale Judo Squad Members

As part of the promotion of the new classes being offered at Bingham Leisure Centre, we have an interview with 3 young members of Vale Judo Club talking about why they joined the club, competitions and why other juniors should take up judo. This interview was conducted with Daniel Bennett (13), Sofia Palmer (12) and Callum Rowley (14). Q – How long have you been at the club? A – Daniel – 6 years, Sofia – 4 years, Callum – 3 years. Q – Why did you want to start judo? A – Daniel and Sofia – We first did judo as part of the primary schools judo programme and thought that it was great fun! Callum – My sister (Megan) joined the club and loved training and competing so I thought that I would have a go! Q – What do you like best about judo? A – Daniel – It is great fun and a very sociable atmosphere. Sofia – I like to learn new things – techniques to help me win competitions are best! Callum – Making new friends and travelling to new places. Q – So have you took part in many competitions recently? And have you won any? A – Daniel – British Championships and Sportif International (pre-cadet u66kg – gold). Sofia – Independent Schools Championships, British Schools National Championships and BJC Nationals (u48kgs – gold, bronze, silver). Callum – British Schools National Championships, BJC Nationals (u50kg – 14/15 years – gold, silver). Q – What was your most memorable competitions so far? A – Daniel – The British Junior Nationals 2012 – that...