One of Canberra’s best kept sports secrets is the Olympia Judo Club operating in Tuggeranong and boasts not only one of the best coaching teams in Australia but also rising champions – boys and girls and young men and women aged 10 to 21 years old.
Sports Wizard® is a long-time supporter of judo and has ties within Olympia, which is taking a strong team of 10 players all current Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists in the ACT to the Australian Junior Championships to be held in Geelong over the 11-13th June long-weekend.
One of the most exciting Canberra prospects for Australian Gold is 13-year old Jordan Potter, current ACT Under 55kg Senior Boys Champion. Jordan also recently won Gold at the ACT International Open and the Queensland International Open. He is undefeated in 14 competition matches.
Olympia’s comprises a large percentage of the ACT squad and it is anticipated they will win a number of Medals based on recent competition results.
Olympia Judo club is one of the strongest clubs in Canberra. With 4 years operation, Olympia’s success is based on its Coaches experience and their dedication to teach boys and girls the basics of judo and to prepare older players for National level competitions.
Olympia was established in 2012 by Sensei Stephanos Georgiadis a former Australian and Greek National champion and representative of both countries at world level competitions. He is Yon (4th) Dan black belt, accredited referee and coach, and also holds tertiary qualifications in teaching and physical education.
Olympia’s senior instructor is Professor Fermin Harnandez Sollet a Master of Judo with over 50 years’ experience. Fermin is Roku (6th) Dan black belt and has coached at Olympic level when leading the African national judo team at the Sydney Olympics and has also instructed at elite club level.
New members are always welcome at Olympia Judo Club. Judo is a defensive martial art and suitable for boys and girls and men and women of all ages.
Training times (media welcome):
Mondays: 5:30 to 7pm at Wanniassa
Wednesday: 6:30 to 8pm at Gilmore
Friday: 5:30 to 7pm at Wanniassa (or in Gilmore)
Media Contact Stephanos Georgiadis – mobile 0411 105 449
The full Olympia Judo Squad competing at Geelong in the Australian Junior Championships is:
|Adrian Georgiadis||11y||Under 30 kgr||Junior Boys||Orange/Green
|3rd in ACT
|Braydon Webster||13y||Under 50 kgr||Senior Boys||Orange||2nd in ACT
|Khalid El Hasan||13y||Under 55 Kgr||Senior Boys||Orange
|3rd in ACT|
|Jordan Potter||13y||Under 55 kgr||Senior Boys||Green||1st in ACT 1st in the ACT international
open (Jan 2016)
1st QLD International
open (March 2016)
Jordan is undefeated in 14 fights
|Yvette Webb||15y||Under 63 Kgr||Cadet and
|Blue||3rd in Australia in Junior Women 10th
in Cadets 2nd in ACT in her Cadet
|Lachlan Potter||15y||Under 81 Kgr||Cadet and
|Blue||2nd in Australia in Cadets 1st in ACT
in Cadet division
|Callum Webb||17y||Under 60 Kgr||Cadet,
|Brown||1st in ACT for Cadets.
1st in ACT for Junior men
1st in ACT for Senior men
9th in Cadets – AUS
|William Mathienson||21y||Under 90 Kgr||Kyu grade –
|Green||2nd in ACT|
|Loven David||45y||Under 90 Kgr||Veterans men||Blue||1st in Veteran men
3rd in ACT in Senior men
|45y||Under 100 kgr||Veteran men||4th Dan||3rd in Australia Senior men
2nd in Australia in Veterans
1st in ACT Senior men
1st in ACT Veterans