Meet the team


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Laurie Rush

Head Coach

Laurie is a 5th Dan Blackbelt and a Level 3 coach. He runs the club with passion and motivation. He is well known for his saying " Train like champions" and his " one finger point " in photos !!

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Matthew Rush

Lead Coach Primary class and Adaptive Judo Section

Matthew is known for his enthusiasm and energy, great with the younger ones and heads up our Adaptive Judo Section.

Matthew is a 2nd Dan Blackbelt , a Level 2 coach and is part of the Great Britain coaching team for Adaptive Judo.

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Peter Brent

Coach

Pete is a 1st Dan Blackbelt and a Level 1 coach. He is a very popular and versatile coach who you will see coaching across all the different sessions.

He is an ever present on the competition circuit as a matside coach.

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Joanna Cook

Coach

Joanna is a 1st Dan Blackbelt and Level 1 coach. A former GB squad player in her youth, she assists her brother Matthew in running the Adaptive Judo section.

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Guy Platten

Coach

Guy is a 3rd Dan Blackbelt and Level 3 coach. Guy is the judo technician on the team working closely with our England squad players and Seniors.

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Trevor Westwood

Coach

Trevor is a 1st Dan Blackbelt and Level 2 coach. Trever is Matthews right hand man working with the young players and with the Adaptive Judo section.

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Sharon Rush

Behind the scenes

Sharon is the lucky lady who is married to laurie !
She runs all the club administration and is the go to person for all matters that are off the judo mat. She is also a 1st Dan Blackbelt - so don't mess !!! 🤣

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Emma Rush

Behind the scenes

Emma is even luckier as she is married to Matthew ! Emma is Sharon's partner in crime in running the club. She isn't a blackbelt - but I still wouldn't mess !!🤣

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Trudi Fryer

Welfare Officer

Trudi is a very experienced club welfare officer and is always on hand if anyone needs to talk to someone about a welfare matter

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Carl Walker

Welfare Officer

Carl is a new addition to the Rushjudo team, a judo player on the mat and parent to one of our rising Adaptive judo stars he has good links across the whole spectrum of the club.