On Sunday, Rio Olympic hopeful Frazer Chamberlain will be delivering a master class to junior and senior members. This comes after a very exciting weekend with the 5 medal haul of the club now based in Lowton – who knows, perhaps Leigh Judo Club has some future Olympic hopefuls! Luke Brown commented, “It’s a great opportunity for our members to learn of the positive influence Judo has had on Frazer’s life and, the impact it can have on their life and the decisions they make. We’re excited and privileged to welcome Frazer to our club.”
Chamberlain, who was brought up in East Grinstead, trained at Camberley. He was encouraged by his father, who also practised judo when he was younger, to take up the discipline. The 24 year old second dan, whose main influence is boxing legend Mike Tyson, has gained international recognition after winning the Pan American Open in Buenos Aires in 2015 and World Cup medals in Lisbon, Santiago and Montevideo; Frazer has kindly offered to share his expertise and knowledge to the club.
Luke continued, “Frazer is an elite athlete currently training hard for selection for this years Rio Olympics. As a role model, he will inspire, motivate and challenge the members reinforcing our club culture and ethos; with disciplined hard work and determination, you can achieve success. Judo is more than a sport in that it enhances your life and develops you as an individual.”
Leigh Judo club once again lives up to its name by inviting big names in judo, previously Athens and London Olympian Sophie Cox and GBR athlete David Groom to coach.