Judo for All

Pupil free day: no training Monday 16/10/17.


Just a reminder there is no training scheduled over the school holidays for juniors or tiny tots.  First training session back after the holidays is Wednesday 19/04/17.  Have a great holiday.


 A big thank-you to the generosity of Cairns Hardware for the donation of an industrial fan for use at the dojo.  Given the recent heat it is a welcome addition to the Club.  Its great to see a local business supporting a local sporting club. Thanks again to Joanne Ablett, store manager of Mossman Hardware for her support of our sponsorship application.


14 junior judoka attended the competition held at Northern Beach Judo Club on Saturday 18/3/17.  Teams from Coral Coast, Cairns and Innisfail attended that competition with 40 judoka competing.  Our team won seven gold, six silver and one bronze.  Well done to all our players for their outstanding efforts on the day.  In particular, congratulations to Brian Harris and Matilda McDonald for their over 7 minute epic battle on the mat.  Either one could have won, but the quality and commitment shown by both players to their contest was the best of the day.

Gold:       Nanami Anderson, Lily Schmidt, Nikita McDonald, Matilda McDonald, Julie Anderson,
               Kody Duncan, Tori Baird, 
Silver:     Max Schmidt, Price Duncan, Brian Harris, Cooper Olsen, Rikki Anderson, Emily Harris
Bronze:   Addison Olsen.


Mayor Julia Leu and Deputy Mayor Abigail Noli presented the Club with the Judo Federation of Australia's Award for the Best New Club Initiative for 2016.  The Club would like to thank the Douglas Shire Council for their continuing support.



Fielding a team of six across junior and senior divisions, Coral Coast was able to bring home 6 medals from the Queensland International Open held on the Gold Coast on 4.3.17.  Sebastian Temesi (Silver), David Russell (Silver) and Mo Cook (Bronze) all competed in the men's divisions and did the club proud.  Our juniors, Nanami Anderson (Bronze), Tori Baird (Bronze) and Nikita McDonald (Silver) achieved personal bests.  The Open attracted over 400 competitors from Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the United Kingdom.


The Club is pleased to announce that it has won the Best New Club Initiative for 2016 with its "Get a Grip" program run in conjunction with a grant from the Douglas Shire Council.  Scholarships were awarded to school students (nominated through their schools) within the Shire, who then received training and grading through the Club.  Our club has retained high numbers from this program and has led to two further awards.  Largest Club in Qld and third highest in Australia for female participation in sport.  Well done to the committees for their efforts in these awards.


Sebastian continues his winning form with a Gold Medal in the Act International Open. Seb's next competition is the Qld International Open in March 2017.


Coral Coast Judo Club has received a two star award from the Aus Judo StarClub Program.  Clubs are ranked on their membership numbers over the previous year.  It is pleasing to see the club move into the program with a two star award (for clubs over 50 members but under 75 members).  Our membership numbers currently rank us as the number two club in Queensland for membership numbers.  Not bad for a regional club in any state!  Our goal is to increase the 2017 award to three stars (75 - 100 members).  


Coral Coast Judo Club was pleased to host Paul Nelson, President of the JFAQ at a training camp over the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of October, 2016.  The event commenced on Friday night with Paul Nelson providing the NCAS course for 8 coaches.  Saturday saw coaches, Sebastian Temesi (current National and Oceanic <90kg champion) and Andreas Schmidt providing developmental training and assistance to the 32 junior and 16 senior judoka who attended.  Judoka from Cairns, Innisfail and Townsville joined our locals for an informative and demanding two days of judo. The Club would like to thank Paul for providing the NCAS training, Andy and Sebastian for the program and all the volunteers who made the training camp a success.


Salsa Sorensen Association has donated $5000 to the Club.  The generous donation from this local charitable association will enable our Club to increase its training mat area. This increase will allow the Club to hold training weekends for the FNQ Region and help our Club with our growing membership base. 


25/06/2016 saw the gathering of 147 Judoka at the Cairns Beaches Judo Club, Yorkeys Knob, Cairns for the RACQ Nth Qld Games.  Boasting the largest participant numbers of all sports at the Games, Judoka travelled from as far afield as Bamaga, Mt Isa, Innisfail, Townsville, Coffs Harbour and Adelaide.  Coral Coast Judo Club had 17 competitors across the junior and senior divisions.  Our medal count was 4 gold, 6 silver, 2 bronze and 7 fourth place medals.


Douglas Shire Council provided funding for Coral Coast Judo's scholarship program "Get a Grip".  This funding allowed the club to provide 10 scholarships to students from all schools within the Douglas Shire.  Successful applicants were provided with a terms membership and instruction followed by a grading in which all students were successfully graded.  The scholarship winners have continued training with the club and are now on track for their next grading.  The grant also provided the club with 10 come and try blue judogi's.


2013 Health and Well Being Expo

Saturday 12th October 2013 - Coral Coast Judo Club members demonstrated some of their techniques at the 
Mossman Health and Wellbeing Expo.

Coral Coast Judo Club members at the Mossman Health and Wellbeing Expo