Friends of Pinewood July 2015


We would like to thank the Friends of Pinewood who have contributed generously to the fund. The money donated will support Pinewood players directly in their bid to gain valuable competitive experience and climb the competitive ladder with financial support from the club.

Thank you to the following Friends for their kind donations:

Individual Supporter:
Rowena Birch
Carol Price
Kenneth Brown
Tina Bonny
Barbara Ward-Smith

Charlie Lord
David Gough
Richard Holman
Mark Fricker
Jamie Robinson

If you would like to join the Friends of Pinewood and make a donation to the club, or find out more about the initiative, click on the link below!

Celebrating the life of a true friend to the club
With sadness and with the utmost respect, Roy’s family, joined by hundreds of friends both from within and outside of the judo community pay tribute to the great man and Great Britain’s most successful, world-class judo coach to date.
The service began at Chilterns Crematorium in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, where all in attendance were touched by moving stories and tributes to the great coach, husband, dad, granddad and great granddad.

Following the service, High Wycombe Judo Centre hosted a lovely after-gathering, where Roy’s friends and family, with pride and respect, continued celebrating his incredible personal and professional life’s achievements.

Roy was a dear friend of Pinewood as he coached many a Pinewood player as they reached the national squad. Nicola Fairbrother, World, European and Commonwealth Champion summarizes the relationship that Roy and Don developed as fellow coaches; “Roy spoke then of the mutual respect the two sensei had for each other. Don had once told him, “Roy, I do the grafting and you do the polishing.” And that was true, because Roy Inman added the shine that took our judo to the highest level.”

You can read Nicola’s full comments in the Kano Society’s latest bulletin, dedicated to Roy Inman by visiting:

Pinewood Judo Club has lost a great friend and our thoughts are with Roy’s wife Carol, his children and adoring grandchildren.

If you have not already read Roy Inman’s obituary, you can read it here:

European Games & European Youth Olympic Festival

Ben Fletcher won his first Grand Prix medal at the Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix in Mongolia last weekend. This is Ben’s best result at Senior level which saw him put in an impressive performance, beating some challenging players. The 23 year old won his pool, overcoming Batbayar (MGL) and Hu (CHN), each by ippon. The semi-final saw him go to time against Swedens Pacek, who managed to score a waza-ari against Ben to win the bout. Ben wasted no time, and against a Mongolian home crowd, won his bronze fight by ippon against Bunddorj, his second Mongolian opponent of the day. This result has moved Ben into an Olympic Qualifying position for RIo 2016 qualification. Congratulations Ben!

Support Ben on his journey, click here…

We are pleased to announce that ‘Moderately Satisfied, Don Werner: Our Sensei’ Is now available for Pre Order.

Published by Pinewood Judo Club, written by Karen Roberts and Nicola Fairbrother, distribution will start in August.

The cost of the book is £11. Once costs to publish the book are recovered all profits will go directly to the Club.

If you are able to collect from Pinewood Judo Club there is no delivery charge.

More details here….

Become a Friend of Pinewood

A new initiative from a special judo club

Always renown for innovation, Pinewood Judo Club have formed the Friends of Pinewood group. We invite you to support the club by becoming a Friend, and wearing the Friends badge with pride.

Visit Pinewood Judo Club to find out more
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