Total Records: 105

National Technical Director Appointment

(2023-03-23 13:30:11)
The JNZ President and Board are happy to announce the appointment of Zane Lightfoot (TAU WB) to the position of National Technical Director, following the resignation of long serving Dave Browne in the role.
Zane officially begins on 23 January, and his first duty will be attending the National Training Camp in Nelson. We welcome Zane to the team, and wish him all the best in his new role.

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JNZ Judoka Of The Year 2022

(2023-03-23 13:15:08)
The JNZ Board is pleased to announce that the 2022 Judoka of the Year has been decided and this year will awarded to Moira Koster (CJA CA).
Moira has has an outstanding year representing New Zealand on the International judo scene with the following results:
* Two Continental Open Gold medals - Tunis & Algiers* Two Continental Open Bronze medals - Warsaw & Prague* Bronze medal - Pan American/Oceania Champs* World Champs - top 16 placing* Bronze medal - Perth Oceania Open* Bronze medal Winterthur European Cup* Bronze medal - Commonwealth Games
Moira now has now attained an IJF World ranking of 31 which
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Perth Oceania Juniors and Cadets Results

(2023-03-23 13:00:12)
More medals for Team NZL at the Perth Oceania Open.
Congratulations to medalists in the Junior division: Sydnee Andrews (GIS WB) silver +78, Dylan Payne (CJA CA) bronze -66, Adam Moore (CJA CA) bronze -73.
and also those that achieved podium finishes in the Cadet division: Hayden Brosius (JNH AK) gold -55, Matthew Wong (JNH AK) bronze -60, and Halina Free (HEN WB) silver +70.

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Perth Oceania Open 2022

(2023-01-13 13:38:37)
JNZ congratulates all the NZL representatives in the Senior categories of the Perth Oceania Open.
The following results were achieved by the Senior team:
Syd Andrews (GIS WB) +78kg silver, Moira de Villiers (CJA CA) -78kg bronze, and Noah Walliss (TKJ AK) -90kg bronze.
Congratulations again to the medalists and Senior team members.

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National Technical Director Position

(2022-12-12 10:59:59)
Judo NZ regrets to announce that the National Technical Director, Dave Browne communicated to the JNZ Board his intention to resign from the role he has held since 2016.
This decision was tabled a number of weeks ago, and preparations have been underway to initiate the process to identify and appoint a successor.
It is hoped that a replacement Technical Director can be appointed as soon as possible to enable Dave to assist them in the transition into this key role.
This is a part-time, contracted role.
Accordingly, attached is an NTD Function Description and an NTD Person Specification to provide an overview of the
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World Veterans Championships

(2022-11-03 09:11:05)
Diane LImbrey (WEL WN) has just completed a refereeing trip to Europe. She reffed in Austria at the Overwart European Open on 3-4 Septmber as a warm up to the World Veteran Champs in Kraków, Poland on 8-11 September for four very long days.
There were 837 competitors spread over three mats.
Chak Chan from Australia was the only other Oceania representative from 41 referees.
Her mat contained a true international mix with refs from Canada, France, Switzerland, Kyrgyzstan, Taiwan, Nepal, Argentina, USA, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Austria and Azerbaijan.
John Maxwell (NEL CD) was the only player from Oceania to compete. He had
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Commonwealth Games Success

(2022-10-31 12:02:32)
Congratulations to the NZL Commonwealth Games team and officials on a successful campaign, especially our medallists  Moria Koster (CJA CA) bronze -78, Sydnee Andrews (GIS WB) bronze +78, and Kody Andrews (CJA CA) silver +100

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WN Open Kata

(2022-08-06 03:48:12)
WN Area successfully hosted the first Open for the year recently, including the Kata competition which was well attended.
Medallists from the Ju-no-Kata are pictured, won by Olivia Manning (HW AK) and Lester Harris (HOW AK).
Congratulations to all competitors at the Open.

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Andrews Continues Form

(2022-09-19 11:41:08)
Sydnee Andrews (GIS WB) continues to show promising form in the +78 category leading into the Commonwealth Games with a bronze medal at the Madrid European Open.
Congratulations to Syd and the team.

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2022 Commonwealth Games Judo Team

(2022-09-13 09:52:40)
JNZ congratulates the 7 athletes named in the NZ Commonwealth Games Team this morning.
The athletes are:
Qona Christie (WEL WN) W-57, Moira Koster (CJA CA) W-78, Hayley Mackey (CJA CA) W-78, Sydnee Andrews (GIS WB) W+78, Elliot Connolly (CJA CA) M-81, Jason Koster (CJA CA) M-100, Kody Andrews (CJA CA) M+100
Moira and Jason will be attending their second Commonwealth Games after a silver and bronze performance respectively at the 2014 Glasgow event.
The NZOC Media Release is attached.

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