Congratulations to Gwyneth Dowell, Nanami Anderson, Julie Anderson, Nikita McDonald and Max Schmidt on outstanding academic performance during this year. All these competitive judoka from our club are setting a great example for all other club members. Well done!


Term Four starts on 5/10/22. Remember to bring a water bottle and wear shoes to and from the Dojo. Plenty to catch up on with Coral Coast coming 5th overall in the Qld State School Championships. Congratulations also to our competitors who brought home medals from the Gold Coast International. See you Wednesday.


Hugely successful all-female camp held. Coral Coast brought all an all female coaching team together to undertake an all female training camp over the weekend 27 & 28/09/22. Guest coaches included Moe Sakio from Melbourne, Mara Ballarini from Cairns Judo Club and Gwyneth Dowell from our club. Great success with new skills learnt.


Congratualtions to Mo Cook, Ben Sultana, Gwyneth Dowell and Rob McIntosh on achieving Shodan. 4 new black belts to the club, three of which started Judo with Coral Coast as white belts. Congratualtions also to Andy Schmidt on achieving the rank of SanDan (3rd degree black belt).


Training for term 3 commences on 25/7/22 at Vitcor Crees Pavilion. See you all back at training. Juniors 6pm followed by seniors at 7pm.


The Dojo will be closed until after the Mighty Mossman Show. Look to our facebook page for when training recommences. Enjoy the holidays


Just a quick reminder the Innisfail Open and training camp will be held over the weekend of the 30-31 July 2022. Look forward to all our competitors attending down there.

Outstanding results

Congratulations to all of our judoka who attended the state titles. Results are on our facebook page including a list of all our current state champions. Well done to the club in placing third overall in the medal tally. Great to see our club and Innisfail club represented in the top three clubs results. Looking forward to our regional comp on 15/5/21.

Qld State Championships

Reminder the State Championships are in Cairns on 10/04/21. We have 16 judoka registered to compete. Good luck to everyone. Remember to bring your mask.

Outstanding results from NQ Regional 2 - Innisfail

Outstanding club results for our second regional competition this year held in Innisfail. Not only did Coral Coast top the list for medal tally, but two of our judoka, Nanami Anderson and Alex McDonald took out the throws of the day. Well done to everyone who competed and special mention to Gwyneth Dowell who received four gold medals across 4 different divisions. Well done Coral Coast, leading into the state titles in April.

Judo Queensland Chairman's Report.

Great news from the Judo Queensland Chairman's report. Coral Coast Judo Club is again the largest judo club in North Qld and the second largest in membership terms in Queensland. Well done to the committee and our parents on their extensive work towards making the club so successful. Hopefully next year will see the club membership continue to grow.

North Queensland Championship results: Innisfail 7/11/20

Heartening to see the results for Coral Coast Judo Club from attending and competing at the North Qld Judo Championships held at the Innisfail Judo Club on Saturday 7/11/20. Congratulations to Chad and Jake on their first competition in the veteran men and senior men divisions. Our results were:

Gold: Nikita, Alex (x2), Nanami, Lily and Gwyneth

Silver: Jake, Max (x2), Alex, Gwyneth, Oscar, Price, Nanami and Julie (x2)

Bronze: Hunta (x2), Nikita, Max, Oscar and Kayla.

Throw of the day went to Max Schmidt for Mat One.

Great restart to Term 4

Pleasing to see such a great line up of old and new faces on the mat for Term 4. Remember Covid restrictions still apply so remember to bring your sanitiser and your own water bottle to training. Looking forward to celebrating World Judo Day on 28/10/20. This years day is called "Stronger together". This is particularly important in the times of Covid. See you at training.

Term Four 2020

A reminder to all that term four starts on Wednesday, 7/10/20 at 6pm. See you back on the Mat!

Mackay - Sue Hill Memorial

Well done to all our competitors who did the trip to attend the Sue Hill Memorial in Mackay during the school holidays. Great competition with solid results across all categories. Well done to all our medalists: Nanami, Julie, Hunta, Nikita, Alex, Matilda, Harry, Max and Lily. Thanks also to our coaches Andy and Jeff and to Rob for refereeing on the day.


Congratulations to our 26 judoka who achieved their grading in time for the school holidays. Whether it is you first grading moving from white to white/yellow or to our juniors who achieved the higher grades with green or blue, well done and hopefully it is only the beginning of a long history of grading within judo for you.

Nationals/State titles cancelled.

Both the Nationals and State Championships have been cancelled for 2020. A series of regional competitions have replaced these events. Refer to our competition calendar for further info on the upcoming comps in Cairns and Mackay.

Training continues

Training for term two classes continues at a good pace. Up to 30 juniors and 14 seniors have been training on a regular basis. If you are considering coming to Judo, now is the time to do it. Monday and Wednesday nights, 6pm - 7pm at Victor Crees Pavilion, Coronation Park, Mossman.

Show Day 2020 - Reminder: There is No training Monday due to the Show Holiday. Back Wednesday.


Stage Three easing of restrictions have been announced and the following policies have been developed in consultation with Judo Qld and Douglas Shire Council to ensure we are ready for a return to judo on 13/7/20.

Adhering to the following list of club requirements is essential for the safety and wellbeing of all our judoka. Classes are limited to a maximum of 35 participants and 9 spectators. Spectators can only be seated on chairs positioned to comply with social distancing requirements.


If you are sick, have been in contact with someone who is sick or been in contact with anyone who has returned from overseas or an area subject to quarantine – DO NOT ATTEND JUDO!!!!


One parent only please. Drop your child/ren off ensuring social distancing is maintained. Entry via the “IN” lane only on the southern side of the entry. Ensure your child/ren use hand sanitiser before entering the Dojo. Exit is via the northern side doorway. Please don’t linger or socialise outside the Dojo.


Turn up dressed in a freshly laundered Judogi and be ready to go. Bring your own water bottles and hand sanitiser. There will be additional sanitiser available at the Dojo but we prefer you bring your own and keep it with your belongings. Senior club members will be responsible for sanitising the mats and any equipment used prior to and after use.


JQ requires the club to maintain an electronic attendance register, a copy of which will be kept for 56 days and held by JQ. Payment by EFT is preferred (Account details on request) however we will still collect cash. No lingering near the administration table at any-time. Look at the line on the ground – don’t approach the table any closer than that line. If someone is at the admin area, wait on the social distancing floor crosses until it is free.


You are encouraged to download and sign up to the COVID Safe App.


If you don’t understand what signs around the dojo mean, ask your coaches. COVID information, general health information on hand washing and hygiene, social distancing and club directives are all there for your benefit. FOLLOW THE NEW RULES so we can all continue to enjoy Judo.


Toilet facilities will remain the same with soap and paper hand-towel available. Please encourage your child/ren to wash their hands in accordance with the Qld Health poster.


We will be updating and changing policies as needed. If you have any concerns or queries in relation to the club’s policies, feel free to discuss them with either the President Jeff Anderson or myself.

Term Two

New dojo address for term two is the Victor Crees Pavilion at Coronation Park, Mossman. (Show grounds)

2019 First term

First term commences on Wednesday the 30/01/19 at 6pm for juniors and 7pm for seniors. See you all back then.

2019 Futures Camp

Congratulations to Gwyneth Dowell and Hunta Langley on being selected to attend the 2019 Futures Summer Camp held at the Combat Centre, Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. Only 50 attendees Australia wide were selected. Camp provided an introduction in to the cadet level of judo competitions.

Last term training

As we are coming into the summer months and heat will become an issue in training, please remember to bring sufficient fluids/hydration to the dojo when training.

New club shirts

A big thank you to Nicola Falstein and our uniform design committee for the excellent work in obtaining sponsorship for and the design of our new club shirts. Delivery is expected at the end of November before break up. Sizes, cost and orders can be obtained from Nicola at training.

Tiny Tots Training suspended

Tiny tots training has been suspended until further notice. Anticipated to return to normal in 2019.

Dan Grading

Congratulations to Dan Albury and Jeff Anderson on being awarded the rank of Shodan. Sebastian Temesi and Andreas Schmidt also completed the grading and were awarded promotion to Ni-Dan.

Australian National Championships, June 2018

Congratulations to all our junior and senior judokas on the outstanding results achieved at the 2018 Australian National Championships held on the Gold Coast from 7-11 June 2018.


Silver: Nikita McDonald

Bronze: Alex McDonald

4th: Nanami Anderson

5th: Gwyneth Dowells, Price Duncan


Gold medals and current Australian Champions: Sebastian Temesi, Andy Schmidt, Mo Cook and Rob McIntosh.


The club had the pleasure of hosting Carolin Boehme from SFV Holthusen Judo Club in northern Germany for one week. Boehme is currently travelling Australia competing in Judo competitions and attending local clubs to gain Australian experience. Her wealth of knowledge was of a great assistance to the club particularly in training with our senior girls. Boehme also gained a lot of practical competion advice after training with both Andy Schmidt and Sebastian Temesi. Carolin has travelled from Melbourne up the east coast and is now heading inland to Alice Springs and on to Adelaide and Perth. The club wishes Carolin all the best with her Australian adventure.


Head NQ State Coach Andreas Schmidt has finalised selections for competitors attending the National Championships on the Gold Coast in June 2018. Thirteen players from Coral Coast will attend the championship as part of the 109 strong Queensland contingent. Our Junior team consists of Tori Baird, Gwenyth Dowell, Price Duncan, Hunta Langley, Nanami Anderson, Julie Anderson, Nikita Mcdonald and ALex McDonald. Senior team members are Andreas Schmidt, Sebastian Temesi, Mo Cook, Rob McIntosh and David Russell.


Sebastian Temesi continues his dominant form with his third Oceania Championship. Temesi won all his fights on the way to winning gold at the Oceania Championships in New Caledonia. Sebastian has returned to Coral Coast Judo Club with a hectic training schedule in the lead up to the National Championships in June on the Gold Coat.


Sebastian Temesi after sensational consecutive Ippon wins through the ACT, Victorian and Qld International Opens has been confirmed as the only senior Qld Mens representative on the Australian Team heading to the Oceanias in April. Sebastian is continuing his heavy training schedule with a number of upcoming competitions in the lead up to the Nationals. First up after the Oceania,s is the Chinese Grand Prix in Hohhot, China is the first Olympic selection event for Tokyo 2020. Good luck Seb!!

2018 QIO results

Congratulations to all our competitors who competed in the Qld International Open on the Gold Coast in March. Our senior and junior teams proved to be highly competitive with a number of gold silver and bronze medals returning to the Club. Special congratulations to Sebastian Temesi and Andreas Schmidt for their outstanding results and gold medals.


2018 promises to be a stellar year for Coral Coast Judo Club if the results of 2017 are anything to go by. 2017 saw the club being recognised as the largest judo club in Queensland for the second year running. Every junior judoka was successful in grading at least twice throughout the year and two of our senior members, Jeff Anderson and Dan Albury, received their Club Dan (Black Belt) grading.

The competitive results of the club were outstanding with two players attending the World Championships in Hungary, one Oceania Champion, 3 Australian senior men's champions, 5 junior state champions and medals for every competitor who attended the FNQ inter-club competitions.

A generous grant from the Salsa Sorenson Foundation saw our training mat area increased to accommodate our growing number of junior judoka. Eight coaches were accredited with the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme and the head coach of the club, Andreas Schmidt was named as the State Coach for FNQ.

President Jeff Anderson said, "We are looking to continue the hard work of the committee to grow judo in not only our club but also FNQ. We want FNQ judo to continue to be a force on the Australian Judo stage."



The club is starting to fund raise to send a team to the Gold Coast in March 2018. Further updates to be supplied as they become available.


Coral Coast Judo Club won the bronze medal for the team championships at Innisfail. The effort of our club was rewarded with 5 gold medals allowing our club to win bronze narrowly behind the Innisfail and Northern Pennisula Clubs. Well done to all the parents, coaches and team members for their efforts in representing the club at this level.


Coral Coast Judo Club attended the State Judo Championships held at Innisfail on 30/9 - 1/10/17. Our club sent a team of 15 judoka to compete against a field of over 120 competitors. The club performed to a very high standard bagging a total of 5 gold, 7 silver, and 6 bronze medals.

Gold medallists and State Champions are Hunta Langley, Jorja Tudehope, Oscar Dowell, Lilly Schmidt and Tori Baird.

Silver medallists were Matilda McDonald, Nikita McDonald, Holly Dowell, Oliver Tudehope, Julie Anderson, Gwyneth Dowell and Lincoln McGrath. Bronze was awarded to Nikita McDonald, Nanami Anderson,Solomon McGrath and Lachlan Wotton.

Lilly Schmidt earned the 'Judoka of the Day' Award recognising outstanding judo and sportsmanship demonstrated throughout the competition.

FNQ Assistant State Coach Andreas Schmidt felt "the results achieved at this state level competition show regional clubs can perform at the highest levels with success."

Club President, Jeff Anderson also thanked the Salsa Sorenson Foundation for the grant allowing the purchase of mats for training in the lead up to this years competition. "This grant allowed our judoka, regardless of medals won, to be considered winners because they are participating in and enjoying sport."


For the first time in modern judo history, three senior mens Australian Judo Champions are from the same club. AND, they are from Mossman!

Coral Coast Judo Club is celebrating the achievements of one junior and three senior Judo players who attended the Australian National Judo Championships held on the Gold Coast. Over 900 players attended the three day competition aiming to be crowned Australian Champions. The Nationals are a premiere selection event for participation in the World Championships to be held this year in Hungary.

Nanami Anderson, appearing at her first Nationals, was beaten by the gold medalist in her first fight and then narrowly lost to the bronze medalist in the junior girls division. Coach Andy Schmidt described her efforts "as a tremendous effort and a learning curve for future success in the years to come."

Three gold medals were won by senior players, the first time in modern Australian history for all players to come from the same club.

Andy Schmidt won gold in the under 81kg division,moving into the finals and winning the fight in under a minute.

Sebastian Temesi continued his great form from winning the Oceania Title with concise wins in the under 90kg division.

David Russell conquered the under 100kg division in his return to competition.

Club president Jeff Anderson said "it is a testament to the level of training conducted at a club outside of the major metropolitan areas."

Both Temesi and Russell are now waiting anxiously to see if their efforts have been enough to be selected for the Australian team travelling to the World Championships in late August.


Great Barrier Reef Masters Games were held at Northern Beaches Judo Club, Cairns and attracted over 50 players from Australia and Japan. Two senior men from Coral Coast Judo competed. Andy Schmidt received silver in the middle weight division overall, silver in the open ground work and gold in his age division for ground work and gold in the teams event of Australia -v- Japan. Rob McIntosh won bronze in the heavyweight division, gold in age groundwork division and placed fourth in open ground work division.

The Cairns Open Judo Competition was also held on the weekend with 90 players from across North Queensland competing overall. 18 players from Coral Coast attended with 14 players winning trophies throughout this event. Stand out player for the tournament was Lachlan Wotton who, in his first competition won all his fights by ippon (full points). This competition provided further buildup for the Club approaching both the National Championships and then the State Titles in September this year. (Photo attached)

Next week I will have the results of a very successful National Judo Championship campaign with 3 of our senior men winning gold medals. The Nationals were held on the Gold Coast and attracted 900 competitors. This is the premiere competition event in Australia with results being critical to selection for the World Championships to be held in Hungary in September this year. No other judo club in Australia has three current Australian Mens Champions as members. Again a photo and more info next week.


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.