Santos Judo Club given lifeline by Swan Italian Sporting Club


Skarlet Scott (front) with instructor Dawn Santos and other members of Santos Judo Academy. Picture: David Baylis d477292
Skarlet Scott (front) with instructor Dawn Santos and other members of Santos Judo Academy. Picture: David Baylis d477292

SANTOS Judo Club has been thrown a lifeline after they were told they would no longer be able to hold classes at the Midland PCYC where they have been operating for seven years.

Owner Dawn Santos said the club had been offered a space at the Swan Italian Sporting Club, but without funding for new equipment the club would fold.

“We are the only club operating in the Hills and Midland district and we have grown to 50 members, the sixth biggest club in WA,” she said.

“We cater for kids with special needs, and we have five elite athletes who have represented WA.

“We are very appreciative the Swan Italian Sporting Club has welcomed us with open arms, however we have no equipment.

“I have been desperately organising fundraising for the equipment and a couple of business have come on board to help us out including the Bendigo Bank in Mundaring, Taylor’s Art and Coffee House and Bee Sting Honey.

“But we still have a long way to go to reach our target of $10,000.”

To donate call Dawn Santos on 0411 148 605.

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