Paula Gillon

Assistant Judo Coach

In 2005 Paula went to her first Judo class at the Donald Dewar Centre, which was being taught by George Goode. Paula said George always made classes enjoyable and made her really want to continue in the sport, she also said it has helped her controlling her Diabetes. Paula started volunteering around 2015 at the Scotstoun class and when she was old enough in 2016 she completed here UKCC Level 1 coaching course and has been assisting in classes ever since.

Here is Paula’s favourite technique, Judo player and moment

  • Technique : Uchi Mata
  • Judo Player : Sally Conway
  • Favourite Judo Moment : I have many favourite Judo moments but currently now being a coach seeing the enjoyment younger kids get from judo and being a part of that is amazing.

I tried many sports when I was younger such as dancing, gymnastics, swimming but I never stuck any of them out until I found Judo. Judo for me when I was younger and still now is more than the sport it helps me maintain a healthy lifestyle and helps me to control my Diabetes. Judo has shaped me as the person I am today. It has taught me more than how to keep fit, it has so many other attributes that it teaches such as confidence and respect.

Professional Life:

Currently still studying.





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