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Montréal, October 17, 2022 – Six clubs from four different provinces are the first recipients of Judo Canada’s newest bursary program: 2022-2023 LTD Promotion.

The new funding, which aligns with the organization’s long-term athlete development model for Canadian judo and Canadian judokas at the local/grassroots level, will make a positive difference for athletes and organizations across the country.

“For many years, we’ve been seeking ways to facilitate and encourage the implementation of our guidelines at the club level,” explained Judo Canada’s CEO and High Performance Director, Nicolas Gill.

“This program and this funding are very timely in terms of our strategic plan. Increasing the participation of girls and implementing our new tournament rules are crucial to building a solid foundation for the future. We hope this announcement will entice other clubs to partner with us.”

Initial Grant Recipient Clubs

Challenge Sport ClubOntarioAlim Sheykhislyamov
Judoka JonquièreQuebecRoger Tremblay
BushidoNew BrunswickDaniel Ouellet
Abbotsford Judo ClubBritish ColumbiaLayton Keely
Shidokan Judo ClubQuebecJean Pierre Cantin
Tani Koi JudoNew BrunswickRichard McLean

Over the coming year, a total of fifteen grants worth $500 each will be made available to all clubs in Canada for the organization of U8/U10/U12 tournaments, the implementation of the new rules or the creation of training groups for girls in the U12, U14 and U16 categories.

“We’re very pleased to receive this grant, which will allow us to continue to offer, as well as improve, our initiation tournaments, which focus on participation and are geared toward young athletes,” stated Roger Tremblay from Judoka Jonquière, adding that the program will benefit many for years to come.

“It’s a project that’s very important to us, and we’ll now be better equipped to provide a unique experience to new judokas. We want them to have fun, so that they continue to participate in judo. This grant will definitely help us accomplish our goals in that regard.”

Judo Canada would like to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of Sport for Life, whose generosity and expertise made this project possible.

Member clubs in good standing with their PTSOs are invited to apply for both grants by completing the online application form. To fill out the form, or for more information, click here.

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Written by Sportcom for Judo Canada

For more information:

Patrick Esparbès
Chief Operating Officer
Judo Canada
(514) 668-6279
p.esparbes@judocanada.org