SNJU event support criteria
SNJU endorses tournaments all over Europe. But up to now, there were no rules as to how SNJU does this, Wat can be expected, and what the rules are for such an endorsed tournament. A committee formed from the SNJU board have compiled a set of rules that endorsed tournaments must adhere to.
SNJU Romanian SN Judo Festival, Cluj Napoca, September 2018
The SNJU were very proud to support last weekend’s second SN Judo Festival in Romania in conjunction with the Down Syndrome Association. This year the event was held in the picturesque city of Culj and was expertly hosted by Antoaneta Vanea and her team from Down Syndrome Association Cluj.
The festival started with the arrival of the international teams on Friday and was followed by entertaining and busy Saturday. Saturday started early with breakfast in the impressive Univers T hotel which was followed by a coach trip to the even more impressive salt mines of Turda.
On Saturday afternoon we delivered our Rules and Regulations seminar to a large group of referees and coaches which was very well received and is a really important part of our education programme which ensures the full safety and enjoyment for all our athletes at these events.
Saturday evening was dinner and party time with music, dancing and delicious food & cake. A great time was had by all.
Sunday morning started with divisioning, with all the athletes, coaches and officials on the mat having a good time while the important job of creating even pools began. We also conducted additional referee development training with the help of the coaches from Sweden.
First block of competition started at 11 and saw the younger competitors take to the mat. The enthusiasm, joy and effort from everyone was amazing. After the medal presentation a short break for lunch before the start of the afternoon block and the older athletes time to shine. Some fantastic and heart-warming judo was on display and we congratulate everyone who took part.
Monday morning a guided tour of the city of Cluj was arranged before the international teams were driven back to the airport to start their trip home.
We would like to thanks and congratulate all the amazing athletes for their strength, ability and character, Alexandru Zelko for organising the event, Antoeneta and her team for hosting the event and the referees and official for a job well done.
The SNJU Team
SO Switzerland Judoturnier
Save the Date! SN-Judo Tournament in Uster (CH)
The website is updated!
The website is complete! There may be some adjustments in the coming few weeks, but this is what it is going to look like. If you go to snju.org you see a static page rather than the familiar blog. The blog is still there though- you can access it through the big SNJU logo, or the menu item “SNJU Blog”.
The second big change is the way you receive emails. Look at the bottom of the email, and you will see that you can completely unsubscribe yourself, or you can only subscribe to certain categories.
With these changes, our site is now fully compliant to European rules.
It has been quiet for some time now, of course also due to the holidays. But while the SNJU staff are enjoying their holidays, we will also update the layout of this site. We will focus less on blog posts (although they will still be there!) and more on giving information.
Due to this, your favourite site may experience some outages, or strange effects during the coming weeks. Do not worry, we will get everything in order before the first of September.
Last information for the Swiss Special Needs Judo Tournament
The dust has settled over Beverwijk, as the greatest tournament on the planet is done, and done successfully! This is the aftermovie and we hope it will give you a reason to attend this major Special Needs tournament next year: April 12-14, 2019.
Save the date: Open European Special Needs 2019: April 30-June 2
Another SNJU-Endorsed Tournament!
Frövi Judo in Lindesberg will be the second candidate for the organisation of the Open European Special Needs Judo tournament! Please see their invitation below.
Book your flight!
Please book your flights to arrive at Arlanda airport 30/5 2019.
We will have 2 buses to take you to Lindesberg from the airport. The first bus will depart preliminary at 13.00 and the second bus will depart preliminary at 17.00. Please consider these bus departures for your arrival. Let us know if that is not possible.
We will have a conference room at the Arlanda airport for your convenience if you have to wait for a while before the bus leaves.
We will also have 2 busses with different departure times for the trip back to Arlanda airport on 2/6/2019.
Open European Special Needs 2019 in Lindesberg Sweden!
Welcome to Frövi Judo and the beautiful town of Lindesberg.
We welcome you all for a great Judo event with judokas from all over Europe.
We will have great training sessions and of course a competition for all levels.
Please follow our event webpage: http://oesn.frovijudo.se
We will have an all-inclusive offer ready soon.
All accommodation will be booked by us.
We will offer 3 different sleeping accommodations:
• School classroom -Bring your own sleeping bag and air mattress
• Hostel with 6 bunkbeds per room -shared bathroom
• Hotel with several options of bed combinations
All options are within walking distance to the venue. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at the venue regardless of sleeping accommodation, and will be included in the price.
Information will be updated on: http://oesn.frovijudo.se
Welcome Frövi Judo
Final schedule for the BENG!XX tournament in Beverwijk (NL)
SNJF have completed the enrollment, poules have been completed and can be found HERE, their volunteer army is briefed and poised to go, and the first guests have arrived from Brasil and Japan.. Brace yourself, for BENG!XX is upon us!
This is the schedule for BENG!XX as published earlier this week. Please subscribe to the specialneedsjudo.nl website to be kept up-to-date on developments.
Friday evening april 13th 2018 15:00 – 17:00 Divisioning workshop (English spoken)
We invite all our judoka and coaches present in NL to attend this workshop, especially the judoka that did not participate in our tournament before, as we will do their actual divisioning during this workshop. Please wear your Gi, it is very interactive!
17:00 – 18:00 Referee, Rules and Regulations seminar (English spoken) 17:00 – 18:00 Weigh-in for judoka already present Saturday april 14th 2018 08:00 Venue opens 08:00 – 08:30 Weigh-in for remaining judoka 09:00 – 12:00 Special Needs World Judo Games 2018
13:00 – 17:00 SNWJG Kata Tournament 17:00 – 18:00 Coach workshop (Come in Gi!) 20:00 – 23:00 Party in Assumburg Castle Sunday april 15th 2018 08:00 Venue opens 09:00 – 12:30 Ben van der Eng Memorial, morning session
Levels 1-5, judoka under 16yrs
12:30 – 13:30 Intermission, with the ladies band 3eigenwijs! 13:30 – 17:30 Ben van der Eng Memorial, afternoon session
Levels 1-5, judoka 16yrs and older
On Saturday, people who do not participate in the contest can be transported by one of our shuttles to the Beverwijk Bazaar (link in Dutch) where you can have fun and maybe score some cheap bargains! The trip costs 2 Euros vice versa, to be paid to the driver.Pickup will take place at about 17:00 in an agreed spot.