The University of Wolverhampton is delighted to have
been selected as a training camp for the Australian Judo team for
this summer’s Olympics.
Walsall Campus is a British Judo Association High Performance
Centre and has been announced as a Pre-Games Training Camp (PGTC)
for members of the Australian team.
The team expects to have six players qualify for the Games and
they will be accompanied by two or three coaching staff.
They will arrive in mid-July and stay in the student village,
which is next to the Sports Centre where the team will complete
their final preparations for the competition.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer, said: “We are delighted
to be hosting members of the Australian Judo team at our Walsall
“Our elite sports facilities will provide an excellent training
base for the team’s final Olympic preparations and we’re really
looking forward to being part of this historic event.”
Director of Sport, Mike Chamberlain, a former British Judo
Champion and international competitor, said: “The University’s
Walsall Campus offers the perfect environment for the Australian
team, with the best judo training facilities in the country
complimented by modern campus facilities to give them a truly
“The University Judo Club and its national level coaching staff
very much look forward to working with the Australians and helping
them maximise their medal chances during the games.”
The Walsall Sports Centre is one of only a few High Performance
Centres in the UK, as recognised by the British Judo Association,
and it develops judo talent for players of beginner, intermediate,
regional, national and international standard.
The Gorway Road venue has significant experience of hosting judo
events since it opened in 2004. These events have included
competitions to national level, training camps to international
level, and other sporting festivals.
London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
(LOCOG) Chair Seb Coe has announced that over 200 Pre-Games
Training Camp agreements have been signed throughout the UK in
preparation for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The camps are arranged through formal agreements between
facilities in the UK and National Olympic and Paralympic Committees
(NOC/ NPC) and international teams. They provide athletes with a
base from which to prepare, train and acclimatise ahead of the
The PGTC agreements represent an opportunity for cultural
exchange, education and engagement alongside provisions for
international sporting teams.
For more information please contact Vickie Warren in the Media
Relations Office on 01902 322736
Date Issued: Monday, 16 April 2012
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