Girls Get Together Success

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Girls Get Together Success

Posted: 28/08/2019

Around 50 keen female judoka ignored the heavy rain in Glasgow and enjoyed a fun and challenging training session at the Palace of Arts on Sunday 11th August.  Whilst this was not a JudoScotland-run event, it was brilliant to see so many girls turn up to mat to train and have fun.

This informal session was a great chance for girls and women of all ages to train together and get some fantastic support from successful female players and coaches past and present.

Arranged by new charity, ‘Sporting Chances Alba’, event organiser – Claire Shiach McDonald was delighted with the turnout. “I am very pleased that we have so many girls here today. It is no wonder our Women’s teams are doing well these days

Rachel Tytler and Kate Saunders who are both competing at the highest level were impressed by the skill and hard work of the girls and women who took part. Rachel said. “I am definitely watching my back now. There’s talent and determination here in bucket loads”.

Olympian and senior coach at Edinburgh Judo Club, Sarah Clarke thought the atmosphere and spirit were outstanding. “Whilst it’s great for our boys and girls to train together normally, it was such fun to exercise a bit of girl power’.

The players themselves had plenty to do with the coaches putting them through their paces for a full two hours.  Despite the intensity of the training, the smiles at the end told their own story. 

It really is fantastic seeing events like this - where judoka are inspired to Grow, Develop and Perform. Well done to all.