Leading provider of geospatial intelligence technologies ENVITIA are proud to sponsor the UK Armed Forces (UKAF) Judo Team and receive a visit by some of its judo team representatives.
The Judo team will use Envitia’s sponsorship during their Japan Tour in November. 13 strong team players will be going on this tour with the aim to prepare for the 2016 Great Britain Championships and 2017 international season. They will visit and compete in judo events over a two week period in different locations in Japan, which will include a visit to Tsukuba University.
Last month, Maj Dave Campey RE (Army), the UKAF Judo Team Manager, LBdr Lewis Keeble (RAF) – GB No 3 at 66kg and Capt Alex Paske RE (Army) – GB No 3 at 73kg, visited Envitia at our Head Office in Horsham. During the visit, the Judo Team introduced us to the Judo sport, its history, and the background of UKAF Judo.
As part of the visit, the Judo champions showed some judo practices and self-defence techniques. A couple of Envitia staff bravely volunteered to learn and practice some judo throws and techniques. The rest of the Envitia spectators were fascinated by the performance.
This month the Judo Team participated at the Army Judo Championship on 21st October 2016, with great results. Alex Paske and Rusty Parker were crowned Champions, and Trish Gurung, Ritchie Jarvis, and Dave Campey received silver medals in the black belt events.
Beside the Japan Tour in November, the team is going to participate in the following events:
November 2016 – World Masters Championships, Florida
December 2016 – British Individual Championships
February 2017 – Elite Judo training camp
April 2017 – Elite Judo training camp
June 2017 – Team selections
July 2017 – National Team Championships
We are very proud to sponsor the UKAF Judo Team and would like to wish them the best of luck in the upcoming Judo championships.
Kristina Zliobaite, Marketing Executive