Anglia Ruskin University has confirmed that ten judo players will receive scholarships this year. The players, listed below, are a mix of players who train full-time at the university and players that are part-time students on the European Judo Union level 4 performance coach award.
Seven of the athletes train full-time at the Anglia Ruskin Cambridge campus, two of the the EJU coaching award and one studies at University campus Peterborough.
|Michael Stewart||3rd||BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Physical Education||Club president, Current BUCS champion u66kg, member of BUCS winning mens team 2011 & 2012|
|Glenn Miller||3rd||BSc (Hons) Sports Science||Member of BUCS winning mens team 2011 & 2012|
|Natasha Collins||3rd||BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Physical Education||BUCS silver medallist|
|Matt Kavannagh||1st||BA (Hons) Law||Current British junior champion|
|Tara Fitzjohn||1st||BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Physical Education|
|Luc Bonnargent||1st||BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Physical Education|
|Ronnie Plumb||1st||BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Physical Education|
|Danny Williams||2nd||BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching (European Judo Union)||Selected to represent Team GB in London 2012|
|Adrian Markov||2nd||BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching (European Judo Union)||Current BUCS champion u81kg, member of BUCS winning mens team 2012|
|Josh Plant||3rd||BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Physical Education||Studies at University college Peterborough. Member of BUCS winning mens team 2011 & 2012|
As well as scholarships all players will receive physiological testing, strength and conditioning, access to performance analysis, free gym access and two fighting films judo kits.
Four of these athletes will graduate in 2013 and are currently considering a masters programme led by Anglia Ruskin in partnership with Kanoya university in Japan, they will spend half the academic year at Kanoya and half at Anglia Ruskin, Cambridge.
Anglia Ruskin University also recently announced a research group dedicated to judo research that is linked to the International Association of Judo Researchers and hopes to forge collaborations with other universities around the world to develop judo research.
For more information on the judo programme at Anglia Ruskin, which includes coach education, full-time training, research, performance analysis and more please visit www.anglia.ac.uk/judo or email firstname.lastname@example.org.