Judo Committee 2017/18
President: Ella Joyce
I am 21 years old, and from Leicester. I’m a third year Fine Art student at Worcester College, and have been at Oxford Judo since 2015.
I started Judo at Aylestone Judo Club when I was 10, and I am currently a 1st Kyu. Judo is a fantastic sport; it has given me so much confidence, is a brilliant way to work on fitness and I think a knowledge of self defence is so important.
I feel privileged to be part of such a welcoming club here at Oxford, and as President I hope to continue to help the club build on its successes for another year!
Men’s Captain: Vidar Skretting
I am 26 years old from Oslo, Norway. I am in my second year studying for an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at Balliol. I have been at Oxford Judo since 2012, when I started my undergraduate degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies.
I started Judo when I was six years old in Oslo Judo Club, Norway. I was on the Norwegian National Squad for many years, and some of my best results include winning gold at the Norwegian and Nordic Championships, gold at BUCS, and bronze at the European Universities Championship 2017.
Going into my final year at Oxford, I hope to inspire both new and old judokas to train hard and have fun with judo. I have been very lucky to have come to such a great club with lots of dedicated players and a fantastic social life, and I look forward to “shoeing the tabs” on our home turf this year!
Women’s Captain: Rachel Wheatley
Hi, I’m a DPhil student at University College, and this is my second stint as women’s captain! I’m a 2nd Dan, and over my time at Oxford I’ve enjoyed competing in both the European University Championships and the European University Games, alongside many BUCS and varsities! Aside from Judo, I enjoy boxing, running, weight-lifting and wearing tops that show off my biceps….
Treasurer: Thomas Chandler
Secretary: Daniel Mayhew