MEET THE DJC VOLUNTEERS
DJC would simply not function without the dedication and time donated by our volunteers,
none of whom are remunerated for any of their efforts.
Below is a list of our volunteers but this list is in no way exhaustive and we have many more wonderful people who have an do contribute to the club’s success.
Club President: Allan Perry
Allan has been involved in Judo for over 40 years, having originally started after his 3 sons took up the sport. Allan is well known throughout Devon and the Western Area having previously been an area referee and involved in area coaching. Allan holds a 1st Dan black belt and provides sound advice to the committee, taking on formal roles within the club and coaching from time to time.
Club Vice President: Christine Gallie (nee Child) 7th Dan
Chris who lives locally in Tavistock is a former double senior European Champion, 8 times British Champion and world number 1, the first British female to achieve 5th Dan she is also a former head ladies coach at the Budokwai. A true pioneer and giant of British Judo.
Chris attends many of our official functions in her capacity as Vice-President and two of our annual awards for most improved Judoka, Christine is a fountain of Judo knowledge and provides advice to the chair and other coaches, she also acts as a wonderful role model to all our members of what can be achieved with hard-work and determination
Club Chairman: Ross Taylor
One of the Co-Founders of our club, Ross oversees all the various goings on here at Drake Judo Club with a special interest in promotion and recruitment. Ross chairs formal committee meetings and represents the club formally at associated meetings.
Club Secretary: Juliet Morgan
Juliet is our Club Secretary and is involved with most of the key decisions made at executive level.
She also responds on behalf of the club officially and will at times represent the Club at events or meetings.
Corey Ann Lidstone: Treasurer
Corey-Ann is a Plympton girl and started Judo here in the city as a child. She is a rare 3rd generation player, with her Dad and Grandad being well known Plymouth players, a national medallist in her competing days, she trained under Roger Downs in Saltash, which is evident in her style of Judo and coaching, focusing on core strength, movement, positioning and overall gymnastics. Corey-Ann currently coaches the biggest classes here at Drake Judo Club at our Saturday morning Intermediates class. Extremely popular with our younger players.
Corey has been with DJC since our inception.
Club Welfare Officer: Cheryl Sutherland
Club Head Coach/Coaching Liaison: Mike Nugent
Mike sits on the executive as our Head Coach but also provides a link between the actual sport and the running of the club. Mike also hosts coaching meetings, the outcomes of which are then communicated to the committee.
Club Volunteer Co-ordinator: Ros Lucas
Ros has a similar role to Tony, in that she is involved in all aspects of club life, including club trips, recruitment, development and welfare. Ros is also the voice of reason (sometimes) during committee meetings.
DJC Squad Co-ordinator: Lyshia Gregory
DJC General Manager: Carrie Slater
Vice Chairman: Lewis Keeble
Social Secretary: Claire Kidd
Lewis is one of the most successful players to ever come out of the West (he trained under Roger Downs) and was part of the golden generation which surrounded the 2012 Olympics (he was reserve in the U66 for the games)
He is a multiple time National Champion in cadet, junior and senior categories.
As an International he has taken medals in numerous world cups and won the African Open.
He has fought all over the world and on virtually every continent and is renowned by his peers for being one of the very best technical players.
As a coach he is a UKCC Level 4, spending time at university to achieve this.