Local Judo Club Shines at State Championships
Port Hedland’s Sang-Rok Judo Club is set to take on the rest of Australia at the Judo National Championships after taking home 12 medals at the State Championships earlier this year. Sang-Rok Judo Club Head Coach, Marlon Baars, said the Club had come a long way in five years.
“Five years ago, the Club started with just a handful of students, now we have over 100 members, ranging from four years-old to 65 yearsold,” he said.
“The growth and success of the Club is reflective of the strong and supportive community in which we live, and is the reason we’re able
to take part in events such as the Nationals over on the Gold Coast later this year.” When he’s not wearing his ‘Head Coach hat’ for
the Judo Club, Marlon is Monadelphous’ Heavy Lift Operations Centre Manager.
“I’m really proud that the company I work for, Monadelphous, is open to supporting the clubs in which its employees are involved, and more broadly, in the communities in which it operates,” he said.
“Earlier in the year, our team supported Sang-Rok in the World’s Greatest Shave, putting on a BBQ breakfast and bringing down a couple of cranes for the kids to check out.
“They also threw us the ultimate challenge when they brought one of their 300t cranes down to our club fundraising carwash earlier in the year,” he added.
Congratulations to the Sang-Rok Judo Club, and all the best for June!