All coaches are national governing body qualified. This provides liability insurance, and requires a first aid certificate, Child Protection courses, and DBS checking. These all have to be re-validated to remain current.
The club is owned and run by:
Erin Southam BA (Hons) - 1st Dan. Erin holds the grade of 1st Dan in both the BJA and BJC. She has been practicing judo for 25 years, and has won Sussex Championships many times at both junior and senior level. She is also a former Sussex Gold medallist. With her degree in PE & Sports, she is also a qualified coach in other sports.
Pawel Wojtas - 1st Dan. Pawel has been practising judo for 20 years, and is a former Polish National Junior bronze medallist. He has also won many regional competitions including a 5th place at the Polish University Championships, as well as competing in France and Germany. He is also a Sussex County and Southern Area medallist.
Dave Wright - 3rd Dan. Dave is a former Sussex & National Masters champion and medallist with 35 years’ experience of competitive judo and coaching. He was also a Sussex County Squad Instructor for 12 years.