ABOUT THE CLUB


The Adelaide University Judo Club was formed in 1956 as part of the Adelaide University Boxing Club and was given full status and amalgamated with the Adelaide University Sports Association in 1958.  Joe Revalk was one of the first coaches of the Club. At this time it was based at the university gym, on Mackinnon Parade, in North Adelaide. Hugh Willans then took over the club for a few years. Cliff Adams took over in 1970 and looked after the club until 1973. There were three sessions a week at this time, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

In 1974, Michael Headland took over coaching the club and has been coaching at the club for 34 years.

The club moved out of the university gym in the mid eighties to the Games Room, Level 5, Union House. The club initially maintained three sessions per week and began to grow at this venue but eventually lost the Saturday Session.

The Club moved to the Thebarton Sports Centre in September 2006 as The Games Room was converted into a Fitness Centre. The Club has however retained an on Campus presence by having one session on Friday evenings at 5pm in the Irene Watson Room, together with its original Monday, Wednesday and Saturday sessions.

The Adelaide University Judo Club continues to work hard to deliver quality judo opportunities to students of Adelaide University and members of the wider Judo Community.


AUJC Life Members

Michael Headland
Meera Verma
Anthony Clarke
Karel Curran
Leonard Hall


Hall of Fame

Marc Miller
Chelisa Trethowan
Chung Jae Lee
Kenzo Kinami
Debbie Lackerstein
Sarah Hunter
Jake Andrewartha
Chad Trethowan


2016 AUJC Awards

Most Valued Player Amy Trinh
Best Contest Player Matt Freeman
Best Club Person Woon Hwan Choi
Most Improved Player Richard Lewis
Rookie of the Year Benito Crago
Show Pony of the Year Stephan Newman

2015 AUJC Awards

Most Valued Player Ben Wollinski
Best Contest Player Eddie Choi
Best Club Person Casey Sheridan
Most Improved Player Amy Trinh
Rookie of the Year Benito Crago
Show Pony of the Year Riccardo Roccisano
Male Rookie of the Year  Brett Twigden
Female Rookie of the Year  Jiyeon An
True Grit Award  Margaret Watson
True Blue Award  Gary Cullen
Kano Shihan Award  Richard Furler

2014 AUJC Awards

Most Valued Player Bart Kowalski
Best Contest Player Riccardo Roccisano
Best Club Person Min Pakjira Mednis
Most Improved Player Christian Alber
Show Pony of the Year Pedro Barros
Male Rookie of the Year Woon Hwan Choi
Female Rookie of the Year Tam Nguyen
Clinton Tarentino Award (Best Cinematography) Clinton Chieng
Come Back Kid to Super Referee Chak Shing Chen

2013 AUJC Awards

Most Valued Player Ben Wollinski
Best Contest Player Ben Corben
Female Player of the Year Emma Thompson
Most Improved Player Ben McCarthy
Rookie of the Year Jianan Chen
Show Pony of the Year Sean Hesketh
David and Goliath Chi Lam Fung
Best Club Person Casey Seheridan
Best Club Person for Governance Yoshiya Toden
Kata Award Meera Verma
Texas Grappler Award Shusuke Toden

2012 AUJC Awards

Most Valued Player Shusuke Toden
Best Contest Player Matthew Spearman, Casey Sheridan
Female Player of the Year Ashley Leow
Most Improved Players Ben Corben, Danijel Mitrovic, Amanda Cao
Rookie of the Year Dang Nyugen
Show Pony of the Year Chun Li
Comeback Player of the Year Matt Ager
Foreign Player of the Year Marjin Van der Aa
Energizer Man Award Sean Hesketh
Best Club Person Bartosz Kowalski

2011 AUJC Awards

Most Valued Player Shusuke Toden
Best Contest Player Alex Nixon
Most Improved Player Yuqing Chen, Perry Fraser
Rookie of the Year Danijel Mitrovic
Best Throw of the Year Hong Lee
Comeback Player of the Year John Saunders

2010 AUJC Awards

Most Valued Player Meera Verma
Best Contest Player Shusuke Toden
Most Improved Player Philipp Allgeuer, Yuqing Chen
Rookie of the Year Robert Garrard, Amanda Cao
Best Throw of the Year Philip Li
Best Club Person Ricky Corben

2009 AUJC Awards

Most Valued Player Shusuke Toden
Best Contest Player Jake Andrewartha
Most Improved Player Michael Peachey, William Brown
Rookie of the Year Ben Corben, Lynn Yeo
Best Throw of the Year Marsus Pumar

2008 AUJC Awards

Most Valuable Player Shusuke Toden
Best Contest Player Jake Andrewartha
Most Improved Alex Nixon
Rookie of the Year Chi Lam Fung
Best Throw of the Year Matthew Spearman

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