Warren Rosser, Head Coach

Warren is a 6th dan black belt, accredited Level 3 Judo Coach and Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Coach. Warren was Australian Champion for 6 years in U/65kg and represented Australia on numerous occasions including the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Warren’s best result was 5th place at the 1987 World Championships in Essen. Warren has been a consultant for the Sydney Swans in tackling and falling as well as First Grade Rugby Union and League teams.



John Buckley, High Performance Coach

John is a 6th dan black belt, accredited NCAS Level 2 coach, 3 times Australian light heavy weight champion and international representative. John is a current national coach, and oversees the Judo Club’s very successful High Performance Program for our Seniors and Juniors.



Philip McDermott

A former National representative, 6th dan black belt and level 1 Coach. Phillip has trained extensively in Japan and is well known for his ground work skills. Phillip assists with the Junior development program.

Rob Maurency, Coach

Former national champion and Australian representative, 4th dan black belt with a degree in Human Movement, Rob has extensive training experience in Japan and Europe. Rob currently assists with senior classes and runs a dedicated ne-waza & coffee session on Sunday mornings.

Ivica Pavlinic, Coach

Ivica is a former NZ representative, former Oceania, New Zealand and Australian Champion. He currently helps with the junior and cadet development programme. Ivica also assists with the kids judo programme.

Matthew Carpenter, Coach

Matt has been an integral member of the Judo club for over 13 years. With an extensive 8-year tenure as a dedicated coach at the club for both kids and adults programs, he is also serving as a NSW State Coach for the junior team.He is a Level 3 & 4 qualified personal trainer and currently holds a shodan.
Beyond coaching, Matt’s commitment shines through to his previous contributions to the Judo NSW Tournament Committee for 11 years and also served in the role as an Assistant State Manager for the NSW team. His enduring dedication stands as a testament to his passion for Judo & its community.

Nina Takenaka, Coach

A former national representative, she is a 1st dan currently doing her Bachelor’s of Arts at UNSW. Nina has been a member since she was 7 years old, she has also spent a few years training in Japan. She is currently teaching Graded children as well as Adult Beginners.

Marieta Clozel, Coach

Marieta is a former professional athlete with dual representation for both Brazil and Australia. She proudly donned the national and international colours of Brazil, competing in the weight categories of under 48kg and 52kg from 2005 to 2008. In 2010, her journey led her to Australia, where she pursued her studies and ultimately obtained Australian citizenship through her dedication to judo.

Since 2012, Marieta has been an integral part of the UNSW JUDO CLUB, serving as a coach. Her focus has been on nurturing children and teenagers, guiding them to develop not only their judo skills but also their self-confidence, social abilities, and physical prowess through the sport.

In June 2023, Marieta seized a remarkable opportunity to contribute further to the world of judo. She volunteered her expertise as a Senior State Coach at the Judo Nationals, an event organized by JUDOAustralia showcasing her unwavering commitment to the sport and its community.


Hitoshi Kimura, Coaching Consultant

Hitoshi is a 4th dan black belt with over 20 years experience. He was the Manager of SECOM professional Judo team in Japan for 18 years. Hitoshi now assists John Buckley (High-Performance Coach) in coaching and organising International training tours for our Elite Junior and Senior competitors.