Andrew Malone of Hibari-Kan Judo Club in Larkhall has been awarded the JudoScotland Pathway Coach of the Year.  The JudoScotland Coaching and Volunteering Awards are a National Awards programme designed to recognise the hard work and dedication of the Judo workforce in Scotland. This award recognises a coach who has supported the development of judoka and has significantly increased the Judo opportunities available and achievement levels within their community.

Andrew, on winning the award, commented, “Winning this award gives recognition to everyone in the club. We are not only a club but a Team which we pride ourselves on. We very much appreciate this award.”

Luke Struthers of JudoScotland added, “The work that Andy and Hibari-Kan Judo Club do across the whole development pathway is admirable. He focuses on the individuals’ abilities enabling them to achieve their potential in the sport. He is a real asset to the sport feeding many of his players onto the JudoScotland performance pathways including Team Scotland’s Billy Rodman who competed at this Summers Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.”

Andrew was presented his award on Monday 5th of December at Hibari-Kan Judo Club by JudoScotland Regional Development Officer Luke Struthers.