District Fitness, Raheen Business Park, Athenry
Our Head Coach in, an IJA 4th Degree Black Belt and a Sport Ireland Level 2 Coach and Coach Developer
Ben has won the Senior All Ireland Title on multiple occasions in both the Heavy weight and Open weight categories
Ben a certified Coach developer for the Connaught region and currently holds the position of Honorary General Secretary on the Irish Judo Association’s National Executive Committee.
Edith Murphy is an IJA 1st Degree Black belt and a Sport Ireland Level 1 Coach.
Edith has helped coach hundreds of Judoka over the past 6 years in Athenry. In 2018, Edith led the IJA’s first Women in Sport program in the Connaught region. The success of this program inspired us to add female only classes for all ages groups to our schedule.
Edith is also the General Secretary on the Connaught Judo Council’s management board.
Our Head Coach is a Level Two Coach and a Sport Ireland Coach Developer for the IJA.
All of our assistant coaches are Irish Judo Assocaition & Sport Ireland Certifed Level One Coaches.
All our coaches and volenteers are fully Garda Vetted with the Irish Judo Association within 3 years.
We also carry out full background checks on all of our coaches and the staff in our building
All our coaches are have completed the local sports partnership safeguading 1 course. Our child proctection officer and head coach have both completed safeguarding 2 and our designated liasion person has completed safeguarding 3 training
All our coaches are have completed first aid training within the past two years and are certifed First aiders.
We take child protection very seriously. Our Child protection policy and our IJA and Sport Ireland RIsk Assessment are available on our website via our important documents tab.or look out for the printed copies of each of these documents in the club. Our Child Protection Officer is Edith Murphy. Our Designated Liasion Person is John Martin.