This week Devonport Judo Club President & coach Len Boultbee was recognised for his volunteer work at the club.
The Devonport Judo Club was asked to nominate someone for the Southern Cross Television Tasmanian Volunteering Awards. Coach Len was nominated for this award under the sport & recreation section.
Len started Judo in his teenage years and went on to represent Tasmania several times at the Australian Judo Championships. Len began coaching and running the Devonport Judo Club in 1992.
Len is very passionate about Judo and is frequently giving his time to instruct Judo to school groups in the Devonport area. This year alone Len has organised Judo classes for the North West Sports Expo, Devonport City Council & the Children’s University School holiday programs.
On weekends Len is travelling with his judo players to competitions around the state to provide support and coaching. Len also travelled to the Gold Coast in June to support his members who made the selection to represent Tasmania at this year’s Australian National Judo Championships.
During the week Len can be found coaching his students at the Devonport Recreation Centre & assisting with coaching at state squad training sessions.
Len is an excellent coach as players under his tutelage have enjoyed success at competitions both at a State & National level.