The Club

The University of New South Wales Judo Club was created in 1956. Since then the club has grown to be the largest judo club in Australia with over 250 registered members.

Our sessions cater for all levels of judoka from absolute beginners to international competitors and Olympians. Our members range from judoka that come to training once a week to learn and keep fit, to members of the national team who train every day. We use modern training methods in all our practice sessions to keep you engaged and help you make the most of the time we have together. From time to time we also run self defence classes based on judo techniques.

The club boasts the largest and most successful kids judo program in Australia. We run childrens classes from 3 – 14 years of age where the emphasis is on fun, maximum movement and falling safely.

We regularly attract many international visitors due to our reputation abroad. We are also close to the city and easily accessible via public transport.

For further information contact UNSW Sport & Recreation on 02 9385 4725.

The club has a history of successful competitors and we have had many club members represent Australia at World Championships and the Olympics. UNSW Judo Club members who have represented Australia at the Olympic Games include:

  • Mark Carew – Moscow – 1980
  • Andrew Richardson – L.A. – 1984
  • Warren Rosser – Seoul – 1988
  • Natalie Galea – Atlanta – 1996
  • Sonya Chervonsky – Athens – 2004
  • Semir Pepic – Athens, Beijing – 2004, 2008
  • Janelle Shepherd – Beijing – 2008
  • Miranda Giambelli – Rio – 2016