Look who’s back…

We are delighted to welcome Jill Brown back on the mat!

Jill was one of the original founders of the club in 1993, when we moved from Cosham Community Centre to the school. As well as coaching, Jill has also served as secretary and treasurer for the club.

Both her sons – Simon and Ian – represented the club, and we are pleased to now welcome her grandson Oliver onto the mat.

Jill was absolutely crucial to the club’s success during the 1990s and first decade of the 21st century. It was always her belief that judo should be beautiful as well as effective.

Jill retired from the club in 2010, after achieving most of her judo goals – including having met Neil Adams a number of times!

Graded to 1st kyu and only a smidgen away from attaining her Dan grade, Jill is also a qualified Club Coach and holds a CCPR Higher Sports Leader award. Jill was shortlisted for The News Sports Coach of the Year.

We are delighted to have Jill back on the mat and look forward to working with her again – and helping her gain that elusive black belt that she so deserves.

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