Following on from a very successful start to the year, Sonkei Judo Club maintained their training over the summer due to the recent success of members progressing through the grading ranks and some representing the club at various competitions.
The club has been invited to Derry to take part in a competition in October so Sonkei decided to concentrate on competition preparation. Previously club members tested their skills against Judoka from other clubs and the efforts from the kids has paid off as Sonkei has won medals at every competition they entered this year and it is testament to the hard work put in by both coaches and players alike.
Sonkei have over 25 junior members with two qualified coaches and with further competitions and club gradings planned the future of the junior club is a bright one. The club now want to recruit a senior section so if you are over 16 (male or female) and want to get fit, learn something new that also teaches self defence, self control and most importantly self confidence why not give Sonkei Judo a try?
The club is coached by Mark Donald and Mark Harris who are both UKCC qualified coaches. For more information on joining the senior section call into the McAlister Hall in Ballycastle from 6.30pm every Monday evening or call Mark on 07789224078. Find Sonkei Judo Ballycastle on Facebook