Please note new contact details:

0191 4525624 or 07725111056

New classes coming soon, to register your interest please email southshieldsjudoclub@hotmail.co.uk or telephone the numbers above. Thank you

Welcome to South Shields Judo Club (SSJC); a new and upcoming Judo Club based at Ocean Road Community Association, South Shields.  SSJC was founded in April 2010. Coaches are: Tom Foster, a 6th Dan Coach with over 50 years experience in the Japanese discipline.  Tom is a former World Master Athlete Champion and holds International honours with the RAF and Combined Services.

Tom is supported by 3rd Dan Coach, Jill West, and her younger sister, 2nd Dan Coach, Beth Foster.  Jill and Beth have many years of experience in the sport of Judo and have managed clubs together in the past. Jill began the sport whilst at school, thinking it would be an easier alternative to cross country – she was in for a shock!  After watching her older sister compete, Beth could not wait to start the sport and, at the tender age of seven, was finally allowed to step onto the Judo mat.

Newly qualified coach Ross Tyler, 1st Kyu, is welcomed to the coaching team. Ross is a qualified Time-Keeper & volunteers at the Judo club on a weekly basis.


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  • Thank you to everyone who came along to the parade today, We hope you all had a good time. The children definitely enjoyed playing in the sand and burying Beth.

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  • #savesteph #judofamily

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  • Thank you to everyone for today's donations, the total raised today was £66 which the club will match, so another £132 #savesteph, thats a total of £352 to date

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  • Thanks again for all your donations tonight

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  • Wow what a turnout tonight for #savesteph mat fees collected £110.00 with donations, thank you all. South Shields Judo Club will match this amount. Total raised £220.00 British Judo Association

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