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Ben Fletcher joins Drake Judo Club Coaching Team

Drake Judo Club is delighted to announce that Ex- British and Irish Olympian Ben Fletcher will be joining our coaching team from July,

Ben will be visiting the Life Centre once a month over the next year to deliver specific targeted sessions to our squad class

Ben is one of the best U100kg players in the world and in the last 12 months has medalled at 5 world Grand Prix events including taking the title at the Tunisia Grand Prix (a first for Ireland). You can watch the final which is below

Ben is currently coached by Team Bath Head Coach Juergen Klinger 7th Dan and as a junior was part of the Pinewood Club and coached by the legendary Don Werner 8th Dan

He also competed at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio

Drake Judo Club Chairman Ross Taylor said ''I'm delighted that Ben has agreed to join the Drake Judo Club coaching team, his sessions for our squad will prove invaluable giving our aspiring players an amazing opportunity to learn from someone who is at the very top of our sport,

We also have Steve Gawthorpe delivering sessions to our squad players too so this gives our juniors the opportunity to learn directly from 2 Olympians!''

Ben said '' I'm looking forward to working with the young players at Drake''

Because of Ben's international commitments a full date list is yet to be published but will be in due course. His first session will be at the life centre on July the 25th

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