Acorn Judo Club is a small run club with many members, several of whom are in the British amateur judo association team. The club compete at all levels from local to international level and regularly are in the medals table. Senior coach Julie Norman has been involved in Judo for 50 years and was named BBC’s Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Sporting Unsung Hero award in 2010 for her volunteering and commitment to the sport.
Gusto employee, Bradley Horne said “The Acorn Judo Club is close to my family’s heart. I joined when I was 14 years old along with my brother and sister. Judo training gave me discipline, confidence and I also made new friends. Advancing through the grades I gained my green belt by following progressive study of technique. Through the club, my dad David trained as a sensei and my nephew and niece have also since joined. Julie is currently training me to be an instructor so I hope that one day I will follow in her footsteps.” Bradley also said his Gusto Community Fund donation will be used to buy new mats and uniforms for the younger members.
We were pleased to present £1000 to the Acorn Judo Club which included Bradley’s donations from 2020 and 2021.