Rochdale Judo Club

Club News 2019

Please note there is a Competition at Bacup Judo Club on Sunday 13th October. PLEASE CHECK THE COMPETITION FORMS at the Club.

Rochdale Judo Club members Isobel Kitchen, Jake Brearley and Dave Hulme have all been mentioned in the 'Summer of Sporting Success for Local Stars' feature in Real Rochdale magazine (Autumn 2019 edition, page 39):

STOP PRESS Isobel Kitchen is picked for the Youth Olympics! Well done Andy Merchant!

Gareth's fitness sessions on Sunday morning's have been great for all involved and thanks to all the young people who have attended over recent months. The sessions are suspended now for a few weeks while families on holidays etc...and until after the school summer holidays. Keep training well and working on fitness through the holiday period and keep a look out for the dates when sessions re-starting.

After the British Teams Championships that took place in Scotland on Saturday 6 July and included Isobel Kitchen, Jake Brearley and Dave Hulme from Rochdale Judo Club, our Chairman, Warren Schofield 7th Dan, has sent the following letters of Thank you to our sponsors:

"On behalf of the BJA NWA let me say thank you for your generous donations and sponsorship. Your donation has helped greatly in offsetting costs and supporting the three teams we entered in the British National Team Championships held in Scotland. The three teams we entered managed to win third place (Bronze Medals) This would not have been achieved if not for your help,  for this we are eternally grateful."

Our Sponsors were:

Winter's Solicitors of Bacup and Winworth Construction of Rossendale


STOP PRESS! A date for your diaries. RJC Dinner and Dance is booked for November 9th at Rochdale Cricket Club. Don't miss it. It's a fun event!! Further details to follow 😃


What a day we had on Sunday 12th May! 

Gareth Pratt took a fantastic Fitness Session for 20 young athletes and Simon Jackson did his judo stuff for 17 young judokas. 

We have recently been given a £500 grant by Rochdale Hornets ex-players Association and Sunday saw our first opportunity to try out the new grappling dummies. 

A truly excellent time for participants and spectators alike! Check out the photos! 

9th June Juniors Mon Grading Session between 10am and approximately midday. Juniors please remember that there are free Grading sessions before both the Tuesday and Friday sessions so you can be sure you're up to speed for the Grading. Miss it miss out....

16th June Dermot Heslop 7th Dan will be holding a Coaching Revalidation Event at RJC for all coaches in the Area. It will be a Matside Coaching and Technical Grading One

AM Sunday 15th September Nicola Lochery is running a Safeguarding and Child Protection Course.

PM Sunday 15th September Dermot is running Technical Grading Two

Sunday 3rd November Dermot is running Technical Grading Three

In the near future Dermot is intending to run Nage No Kata course and also a Katame No Kata course. Exciting stuff!!

Contact Information

Rochdale Judo Club

Trafalgar Street
OL16 2DR

Mobile: 07527 861 928

Meeting times

Monday 7:30–9:00 pm (senior adult)

Tuesday 6:30–7:30 pm (juniors)

Wednesday 7:30–9 pm (senior adult)

Thursday 7:00–9.00 pm (beginners)

Friday 6:30–7:30 pm (juniors)

Saturday Closed

Sunday 10am-11am (circuit training)