IJF donates to Gambia Judo association

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

International Judo Federation last Thursday donated Judo items to The Gambia Judo Association at a presentation held at the Python Judo club in Sukuta Lambaye.

The donated items include 288 Tatamis, 300 uniforms for children for training, 100 for adults and 30 uniforms for competitions worth over D3.5 million.

Secretary General of the Association Karamo Jarju commended the International Judo Federation for the donation and said the donated items will help to boost and encourage the Judokas.

The Gambia Judo president Timothy Colley said Judo might not be well known in The Gambia but it is an old sport, adding that they want to make sure it is well known from now on.

Mr. Colley revealed that this is the first time as an association that they are receiving a large quantity of (Tatamis) which, he said will be distributed to different clubs that are registered with the association; pending they all abide by the criteria that have been set. “We want judo to be in existence in The Gambia not for the name sake but for actual purpose,” he said.

The Judo technical director Paziaud Luc thanked the donors, saying their contribution will go a long way in improving Judo in the country.

Delivering the vote of thanks, vice president Ebrima Dembo Tamba thanked the international body for donating the items.

Author: Lamin Gibba