Countesthorpe Judo Club

Est: 2002




Please support Joe


A message from Beth,


As some of you may know Joe (my brother) has been selected to travel to Kenya. He will be going July 2018, the aim of the trip is to continue the building of a school and arrange activities for local children.


In order for him to be able to do this he must raise £2500, not only to get him out there but for the equipment and materials needed whilst he is there.


He is holding a quiz night on the 6TH OCTOBER at ULLESTHORPE COURT (6:30/7pm start). It is £15 per person including a hot meal and the quiz. Tickets must be purchased in advanced. Please contact me on facebook or on 07801945641 if you are interested.




Club News


Hope Perrett wins Judoka of the Month award for May 2016

















We asked Hope 10 questions after winning her award


Q. How old are you? A. 11 years old


Q. How long have you been practising Judo? A. 4 years


Q. What is your favourite throw? A. Harai Goshi


Q. What do you like about Judo? A. It's fun


Q. What is your best memory of Judo? A. Winning Gold at the Welsh Nationals


Q. Do you do any other sports? A. Football


Q. What is your favourite lesson at school? A. P.E


Q. What is your least favourite lesson at school? A R.E


Q. Do you have any pets? A. Yes, a guinea pig called Hariett

Q. What would you like to do when you get older? A. Be a successful You tuber


Thanks Hope and well done.



Lauren Cox wins award for outstanding progress in Art at Lutterworth College


Chloe Oram wins 3 year Scholarship to prestigious SLP performing arts college in Leeds.


Congratulations to Sensei Kathy Tranter on becoming a Granny (sorry Nan)



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Jim with Kate Howey and her Olympic Silver medal from the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Jim Met Kate when she popped into Countesthorpe to promote sport.


Kate Louise Howey MBE (born 31 May 1973) is a British judoka and was, until Karina Bryant matched her feat in 2012, the only British judoka to have competed at four Olympic Games. Kate is the only British woman to have won two Olympic judo medals (silver at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, and bronze at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona). She was also selected to carry the British flag at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympics in Athens.


Kate took up judo at the age of seven. She announced her retirement from competition on 27 October 2004, having competed in the women's under 70 kg weight category for 16 years. She was awarded the MBE for services to judo in 1997. From 1999, she trained at the University of Bath and, following her retirement from competition, she coached Gemma Gibbons, who at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, became the next UK woman to win an Olympic medal in judo.

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Paula Oram, Sensei Hosaka, Kathy Tranter & Jim Oram