Students shown top judo moves
Paralypian silver medalist given expert tuition
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