TEAMJUDO32: Champion Australia's Olympians

TEAMJUDO32: Champion Australia's Olympians

Raised

$657.68

Goal

$200,000.00

Judo is an individual sport, but every athlete needs a team behind them - and Australia's elite judoka need your help now. Join TEAMJUDO32 to help build a golden future for Australian judo by supporting our future champions.


Judo Australia's Pathways Program selects high performing judoka as Cadets (U18), Juniors (U21) and the Under 23 Squad to receive personalised coaching, attend National and International training camps, and represent Australia in competitions in Asia, the Americas and Europe. These are our future Olympians, but their success comes at huge personal cost.


These young men and women lend their bodies and complete focus to judo, often relocating from regional centres and interstate for access to the national coaching team. Not only do they face the costs of living out of home and the need to juggle training, work, school or Uni, but accepting a place on the Development Squads brings with it a requirement to attend up to 12 national and international tournaments each year. The travel costs alone are immense - around $25,000 per athlete per year! - and development squad athletes are part-funded at best.


Judo in Australia is a success story of diversity and inclusion: despite just 25% of Australia's judoka being female, our elite women are high in the global rankings, and our Development Squad champions hail from all over the country, and a vast range of different backgrounds. The need to travel - for training, to tournaments around the country, to overseas competitions - hits hardest for those from regional or remote communities, from disadvantaged backgrounds, or the dedicated judo families who have several high performers among their ranks. No athlete should have to turn down a place on the national team for financial reasons - but many do.


This is why we need you, TEAMJUDO32.


To pursue our Olympic dreams - gold in LA in 2028, and gold at home in 2032 - we need investors willing to back our judoka and develop a financial cushion to make it possible for every Australian team member to travel to the competitions they have been selected for. In 2024 alone, this will span the PanAmerica and Oceania Championships in Rio De Janeiro, Cadet European Cup competition in Czech Republic and Germany, Junior European Cup competitions in Poland and Italy, and World Championships in Peru, Tajikistan, and Abu Dhabi.


The Australian coaching team's Step Up Model demands our judo athletes fight these international competitions to become world-class champions, and to allow them to do so, we need another type of champion: TEAMJUDO32.


Champion judo.


Champion Australian talent.


Champion Australia's young athletes.


Join TEAMJUDO32 today, and become a Judo Champion with a one-off donation or regular contribution.





  

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The Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) is the only deductible gift recipient for sport in Australia. This means that donations of $2 or more to approved projects on our website are tax deductible. Shortly after making your donation, you'll receive an official receipt from the ASF that you can use in your income tax return. If you have any questions about your donation, please visit https://asf.org.au/faqs

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$200,000.00

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The Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) is the only deductible gift recipient for sport in Australia. This means that donations of $2 or more to approved projects on our website are tax deductible. Shortly after making your donation, you'll receive an official receipt from the ASF that you can use in your income tax return. If you have any questions about your donation, please visit https://asf.org.au/faqs