From August 27th to 31st of August all international athletes are welcome to visit the Netherlands for an official EJU Training Camp. This training camp will take place on the grounds of Sportcenter Papendal, the Dutch Olympic Training venue. On this spectacular site lays the Ruska hall, a brand-new dojo, named after two-times Olympic medallist, Willem Ruska. The EJU Training Camp is the perfect preparation for those judoka competing at the 2018 World Championships in Baku, which will take place at the end of September.
EJU Sport Director Wieslaw Blach said:
“On behalf of the EJU, I invite all athletes and coaches to take part in the new EJU Training Camp in Papendal. I am convinced that the trainings session in the Olympic Center will be a good preparation for our European competitors for the upcoming World Championships in Baku. I belive that the new training camp will provide one more opportunity of top level preparation not only for this year world prime judo event but also in perspective of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. See you soon in Papendal.”
Director of Papendal, Jochem Schellens:
“On a regular basis we host international top athletes, clubs and federations. I’m proud we can now show the beautiful Ruska hall dojo to the international judo community. With all other facilities present at our grounds, such as the restaurant and hotel, we are sure we have a lot to offer for all athletes participating at this EJU Training Camp”.
Dutch head coach Maarten Arens:
“We are ready to host a very well organised EJU Training Camp, with participation of many great and strong judo nations. Our top athletes live and train at Papendal on a daily basis. They are happy to train with their international counterparts in their own environment. For some of the Dutch athletes the training camp is an important event in their preparation for the world championships in Baku or the junior European championships in Sofia. We will also welcome the participation of our regional selections during the training sessions. We are happy to welcome you in the Netherlands!”