Scottish Special Needs Judo Group

The Scottish SN Judo Group was established in 2004 to provide extra training and competition opportunities for judo players with special needs (physical, sensory or learning disabilities). The group meets for training sessions and travel to competitions together. Have a look at the calendar page for training dates and upcoming competitions.

The coaches are all volunteers and the training session mat fees are used to subsidise the programme of activities. These activities include participation in events held throughout the UK and Europe and an annual Christmas awards dinner.

Group members have been very successful at winning medals in competitions at home and abroad. There have been successes at Scottish and British Championships as well as the Special Olympics National Games. In Europe, teams regularly represent the group at events held in the Netherlands, Italy and Ireland. Players from the group were chosen to participate in the Special Olympics World Summer Games held in Shanghai in 2007 and Athens in 2011. Have a look at the results page to see how we got on at recent competitions.

For more information about the group have a look at the about page and find out what is currently happening on the news page.

Contact us

The group is always happy to see new players at the training sessions. If you are interested, know someone who might be, or want more information about the group, please e-mail Duncan Hewitson and Suzi McSkimming -

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