On June 23rd, Joe, R and M, our national judo team took off for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, GB.
Upon arrival, our young sportsmen headed directly to Kendall, two hours away from Glasgow, for an intensive three-weeks training session.
Mike Liptrot the manager of the Kendall sports club and international Judoka will be coaching them several times a day to help them prepare to face the other nations participating in the Games. A great experience to look forward to for our young Judokas, who will no doubt profit from this professional training.
On July 14th 2014, Nazario Fiakaifonu and Florence Daoleuang (DTN) will be meeting the team in Kendall and will train with them for one week before the Games start.
On July 24th, Joe and Rexly will be our first athletes fighting in the – 66kgs category.
On July 25th, Marceau will fight in -73Kg
On July 26th, Olympic Games 2012 participant Nazario Fiakaifonu will be our last athlete to enter the Games in the +100 kgs.
We wish our best to our athletes and know we can count on your support to our national Judo team!
Our sincerest thanks to Bret Wright « Power House Performance » for his help in the physical preparation of our team, along with the VASANOC and the Commonwealth Games Organizing committee whose joint efforts allowed our national team to take part into this great competition, which we sincerely hope will enable Vanuatu to shine its colors at an international level.