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.
Club Treasurer: Charles Knape
One of our Co-Founders of Drake Judo Club, Charles is the club treasurer and head of finance for a large international company in his non Judo life. Charles makes sure all the numbers add up and that everything is costed accordingly.
Club Vice Chairman: Andy Hay
Andy as Vice Chairman deputies for the Chairman and all the responsibility that involves along with his day to day operations within DJC has been involved with club development, Andy spent a lot of time during our inception in securing the club our Sport England Club Mark. He also liaises with the Area and England associations and National Circuit competition
Club Welfare Officer: Jess Frise
NSPCC Time to Listen Course, SCUK Safeguarding Children Course
Jess has the most important and most time-consuming jobs at Drake Judo Club as our head of Adult and Child Welfare. DJC pride ourselves that our adult and child welfare are absolutely first class and transparent, this includes logistics for club trips, risk assessments for any club related activity, writing club policy in line with government and sport England legislation. Jess’s hard work was recognised nationally in 2018 when she became British Judo Association Welfare officer of the Year.
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: Dan Brown
Dan is the ‘engine room’ of Drake Judo Club, he is heavily associated with the day to day operations which keeps us going. Involved in almost all aspects of club activity. Dan also communicates with a lot of the members and parents and obtains valuable feedback in order to improve our offering.
Club Fundraising Officer: Denise Wilson
Denise is our Club fundraiser and has successfully arranged many different events which have produced excellent results for raising monies to go towards the various needs of our players and members, if you have an idea to assist with Fundraising, please approach Denise.
Club Volunteer Co-ordinator: Ros Hopkins
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.
Club Volunteer Co-ordinator: Tony Murphy
Tony is a man involved in various things at Drake Judo Club, from competition entries to interclub relationships. Tony is always there to give a helping hand and is also very handy having built our wonderful podium! Tony also arranges some of our social events too.
PA to The Chairman: Jackie Gale
Jackie is fairly new to our volunteer network but you wouldn’t know it, she has hands in fundraising, admin and finance and social events, She will be familiar to virtually all of our membership as she attends most of our sessions across Plymouth and Tavistock
Club Captain: Jack Murphy
Jack is our Club Captain and represents the club officially at different events. Jack occasionally attends committee meetings and is the equivalent of our player’s representative within the club.