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ANTRIM and Randalstown Ju-Jitsu Clubs celebrated yet more success with their Three-Year Re-Accreditation of the prestigious Sport NI Clubmark Award.

The official presentation to the clubs’ coaches and students took place at Allen Park Sports Hub.

Doing the honours were Sport NI official Alan Curran, Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council Deputy Mayor John Smith and Sports Development Officer Janine Beazley.

National Shogun Ju-Jitsu Coach Sensei Paul Timperley said: “Apparently, it’s rare for a sports club to be re-accredited with this highly prestigious award so we are absolutely delighted to achieve it once again and will be very proud to display it.

“On behalf of all our coaches, committee members, volunteers, students and their families, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the officials who attended.

“Also, our sincerest thanks to our International Chief Instructor Sensei Simon Rimington for his support in coming over to Northern Ireland for the day to join in our celebrations.

“It’s another very proud day for Shogun Ju-Jitsu International and our Northern Ireland clubs.”

Special Presentations were also made to the Junior Black Belt Team on achieving their ‘Mini Sensei’ Junior Leader Coaching Awards, bespoke and copyright educational programmes designed specifically by Shogun Ju-Jitsu Ireland’s top female coach, Sensei Mandi Timperley.

*See photographic feature in this week’s Antrim Guardian

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