Rochdale Judo Club

Our Team at Rochdale Judo Club

Our Team

Our Coaching Team is led by the Club Chairman, Warren Schofield, 7th Dan. Behind every successful Club is a dedicated Coaching Team and Rochdale Judo Club is no exception – the Seniors section is headed up by Warren Schofield (Club Chairman, 7th Dan) Dave Duffy (Club Secretary, 6th Dan) Andy Merchant (5th Dan) and Mick Armstrong (3rd Dan). Maurice Clarke (Club President, 5th Dan) and Brian Stafford (1st Dan) assist alongside the Seniors Coaching Team. We also have Nicola Lochery (1st Dan) on the Juniors Coaching Team. Debbie Schofield (4th Dan Jiu-Jitsu and 1st Kyu Judo) assists both Juniors and Seniors. Daisy Winter (3rd Kyu) is a trainee coach, assisting within the Junior Section. The Junior section is led by ex Primary School Headteacher Eddie Thomas (3rd Dan)


January 2019 has seen the arrival of Gareth Pratt, to run Fitness Sessions on a Sunday morning. The sessions will be in sets of six weeks to commence. Gareth is not only a L2 Rugby and L2 Boxing Coach, he also brings his L2 Active IQ Accredited Fitness & Gym Instructor qualifications to Rochdale Judo Club. 


PLEASE NOTE We are looking to expand our coaching team. Interested? Please enquire on 01706 869818.


Julie Gamson is our Club Welfare Officer. She also sorts out the mat fees and keeps the RJC Membership Files in order. She is a welcome addition to the Team.



Warren Schofield, Club Chairman.


Dave Duffy, RJC Committee Secretary.


Andy Merchant


Maurice Clarke, Club President


Mick Armstrong, Committee Member


Brian Stafford, Club Trustee


Nicola Lochery, Juniors Coach


Debbie Schofield, Assistant Coach


Daisy Winter, Trainee Coach

  1. Various Summer schools
  2. Bacup Carnival
  3. Valley Heritage


Eddie Thomas, Juniors Coach


Gareth Pratt, Fitness Coach


Julie Gamson, Club Welfare Officer.








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)