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AYAC Judo Club Liverpool

AYAC Judo Club was formed over 30 years ago. Originally based at Anfield Youth Activities Centre on Belmont Road we moved to Fairfield Centre on Sheil Road about 10 years ago. We are conveniently located near Liverpool City Centre. The Club has a fitted out Dojo, showers, changing rooms, toilets and a secure car park. We pride ourselves on being a family friendly club with players ranging from 8 to 80 years old.

The Club is a member of the British Judo Association and in 2012 were nominated as BJA Club of the Year. We didn't win but it was a honour to be nominated. The club is run by a small group of volunteers who give up their spare time each week to make sure the club runs smoothly.

We welcome all players young, old, new starters and experienced. Why not come along and have a go. The first judo class is free so what have you got to lose. We will even lend you a Judo Gi for you first few classes!

Judo Classes Liverpool

The club trains twice a week on Monday and Friday nights, we offer two classes:

Junior class: 5-15 year olds - 6.30pm till 7.30pm

Senior Class: 15 years+ - 7.45pm till 9.00pm


Junior Members: £3.00

Junior Visitors: £3.50

Senior Members: £3.50

Senior Visitors: £4.00

Don't forget your first lesson is free

After 4 lessons you will need to get a BJA Licence. This has to be renewed annually.

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Club Coaches

Neil Anderson

Neil Anderson

Neil is the Head Coach at AYAC Judo Club and has been a member since 1990. He started his Judo career at the age of 8. He competed at National Level and was a member of the North West Area Squad. Neil was once ranked British number 5.

Neil gained his 1st Dan in 2003 and has been a qualified BJA Coach since 2000. He went on to get his 2nd Dan in 2011. Neil was also the Merseyside County Coach from 2008-2013 and also competed in Europe in countries like Holland, Germany and France. When not teaching Judo Classes, Neil is a Postman.


Jonathan Copley

Jonathan has be practising Japanese martial arts since the mid 1980s and has Dan grades in 2 Karate styles. He switched full time to Judo in 2009. Jonathan passed his level 2 coaching in 2015.

Outside of Judo Jonathan is a Technology risk manager and has a keen interest in cross training and music.


Jess Anderson

Jess, who holds all of the relevant awards through the British Judo Association. This includes her achievement of a UKCC level 2 award in coaching Judo, a revalidation award each year additionally, first aid certified, CRB checked and has also completed a safeguarding and protecting children course. She is also fully licensed and insured through both the BJA and UK Sport.


Paul Maloney

Paul first joined AYAC in 1992, after a period of time out from the sport he returned to the club and moved into the coaching side of Judo. Paul passed his Level 1 coaching in 2017 and assists Neil and Jonathan with junior classes.

Away from Judo Paul is a web developer and enjoys music and watching his beloved Everton.

Contact Us

AYAC Judo Club

Faifield Day Centre

Sheil Road (Entrance on Bigham Road)


L6 3AA


Telephone: 07789995860

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