Stu­dents shown top judo moves

Par­a­lyp­ian sil­ver medal­ist given ex­pert tu­ition

Hamilton Advertiser - - ALL ABOUT LANARKSHIRE - Kirsten Mcs­tay

Stu­dents at Ud­dingston Gram­mar have been en­joy­ing judo ses­sions coached by Par­a­lympian sil­ver medal­list Sam In­gram and Stephen Somerville from Judo Scot­land.

The school have also had rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the lo­cal Hamil­ton Judo Club sup­port­ing the ses­sions.

Four­teen boys and girls have been reg­u­larly par­tic­i­pat­ing at ‘Wed­nes­day Club’ as part of the ‘I Do Judo’ pro­gramme.

The pro­gramme will be set­ting up a judo hub for young peo­ple with a vis­ual im­pair­ment at Scot­stoun Sports Cen­tre.

This will al­low young peo­ple to par­tic­i­pate in reg­u­lar judo ses­sions with qual­i­fied in­struc­tors, with a view to com­pet­ing in the sport or hav­ing a new hobby with their peers.

One pupil said that they are re­ally en­joy­ing the ses­sions. They said: “I love this. I don’t feel I have a dis­abil­ity, I’m just dif­fer­ent and that is okay!”

Head teacher John Mckay said: “We are de­lighted that Sam and Stephen are able to give up their time to pro­vide ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­ni­ties for our young peo­ple.

“Our young peo­ple de­serve the best, and in our Ju­doscot­land part­ner­ship, they are get­ting the best. By work­ing to­gether, we can and will make a dif­fer­ence for our young peo­ple. My thanks to them for all that they do for us”

In ac­tion Stephen Somerville show­ing the group some judo tech­niques

Judo club Sam In­gram and Stephen Somerville show the kids some moves

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