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  • Writer's pictureRoss Taylor

Tyla and Jess star at the BJA Annual Awards

DJC were for the 3rd running nominated for awards at the BJA Annual Award Presentation Evening in Nottingham

Every year the BJA invites nominations from around the UK for players, volunteers, officials etc who have gone that little bit further or who have a proven consistencay in their area.

This year two of our members had been nomniated:-

Tyla Jane Slater had been nominated for her work as a young volunteer, Tyla has always been a girl who thinks of others before herself and seems to come up with very innovative ways to achieve her goals, this nomination was in recognition of her time helping to organise judo tots sessions, assistant coaching and event organising in Cornwall.

Tyla's Cornish friends and coaches I'm sure will be extremely proud of her and DJC is very very happy to see that her hard work work has been recognised.

Tyla recieved her trophy from Rowena Birch(nee Sweatman) who is a former European Champion so we can imagine that was a bit of a thrill for her

Next up was Jess Frise who was for the 2nd year nominated for Welfare Officer of the year (After taking the title last year) this was another wonderful endorsement of the hard work Jess has put in to making all DJC centres a very safe environment

Jess took 2nd place this year in a very talented group

Jess received her award from Budokwai President and BJA Director Peter Blewett whom DJC have a relationship due to him being a former training partner of our own Vice President Christine Gallie

The after party always gives a few laughs and rumours of Jess & Jackie dancing the night away with Neil Adams 9th Dan have neither been confirmed or denied

Special mention to SBJC's Angie Vosper who became Welfare Officer of the year in reflection of her wonderful contribution to her club

Also a mention to Plymouth Judo Clubs Chairman Alan Kimber who officially received his 7th Dan for his contributions to British Judo over almost 60 years of service

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