The British Judo Association & Celtic Contractors

Sport is something most of us enjoy. Celtic are always appreciative of sporting talent, so with that in mind its our pleasure to follow and help promote two young lads from Worthing, West Sussex who have quite a story behind them.

In 2013 John Whyte was so impressed with the work rate of each boy that he kindly donated each of them with new Fighting Films Judo Suits as they continue to impress up and down the country. The Leonard's offer thanks to John and Celtic Contractors for taking such a hands on interest and helping to make objectives in this sport a possibility. It's very much appreciated.

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Celtic have always been proud to support the boys and its our pleasure to donate Connor & Josh with new judo suits from Fighting Films to help them out as the progress in the judo world.

CelticJudo2015_01Above Right: Virtual John with the Celtic Judo Boys.

The International Judo Federation have implemented new rules on the suits which effects Connor from immediate effect and Josh in December. They are not cheap, especially when they need four so it was nice for Celtic to help!

CelticJudo2015-4Above: John donates the funds for the new Fighting Films Judo Suits!

CelticJudo2015_3Above Middle: Virtual John and some of the Celtic team with Connor & Josh!

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Celtic Managing Director John Whyte was pleased to purchase the new suits from Fighting Films so the boys can progress at the top level! All of us at Celtic look forward to following them in the up and coming years!

A word from Mrs Karen Leonard 13.05.15 (Connor & Josh's mother)

I would like to thank Celtic Contractors for their continuing support of our boys. They train so hard and have achieved so much already in their chosen sport! The generosity of your company makes the journey so much easier, officials can stop you from fighting if your suit does not meet regulations! They are very expensive to purchase so to supply four is incredible!

Thank you so much John, Karen Leonard - proud mum.

Its our pleasure Karen. We wish your boys much success and are very happy to support them both!

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Above: Josh featured heavily on the British Judo Associations offical Facebook page at the 2016 Nationals

The boys currently train four times a week at Osaka Judo Club in Hampshire under head coach Adrian Dover & Simon Dove. They are also under the guidance of Newbury head coach Nikki Harris. They also train at Brighton Judo Club under head coach Laurence Buckingham and are closely linked with Micklefield Judo Clubs head coach Samantha Dobrowolski 18. Sam competes regularly on the Masters circuit and has won won a silver medal at the last two World Veterans Championships (2014 and 2015). She is also the reigning European silver medalist as well as Commonwealth and British Masters champion.

Above:Connors success has seen his profile rise on the Dutch player profile site judoinside.com

Above:Connor is now officially a GBR Cadet ready to compete at International level.

Above: Josh's impressive form has seen him start early on the Dutch player profile site judoinside.com

The boys are also on YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook & Pinterest. The are also followed by the Worthing Herald.

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Connor & Josh dominated the events held by the British Judo Council in their early years and it was suggested they should move to a strong club within the British Judo Association. The British Judo Association (BJA) is the governing body for the Olympic Sport of Judo in the United Kingdom so it made sense. The timing of the move came at a difficult time as both boys had been selected to represent the BJC's National Squad at the Ippon Trophy, Antwerp, Belgium, December 2012. The offer was declined and since then both Connor and Josh have continued to achieve in judo at the highest levels in the UK and Europe.

2014 British National Champion - Josh Leonard

CelticJudoJoshLeonard2014Above: Josh wins the BJA A-Band British National Championships in 2014

2015 British Schools Bronze - Josh Leonard

CelticJudoJoshLeonard2015Above Right: Josh wins Bronze in the British Schools Judo Championships in 2015

2016 British Schools Champion - Josh Leonard

CelticJudoJoshLeonard2016Above Middle Left: Josh wins the prestigious British Schools Championships fighting a year above in 2016

2016 British National Champion - Josh Leonard

After defending the BJC National Champion Title 2012 and finally selected for the BJC National Squad it was an awkward time to leave the BJC. 12 months on Connor became the BJA National Champion 2013 and sits on the Cadet GBR Squad. 2015/16 Connor was Nationally ranked number 1 GBR in the Cadet (u18yrs) category and 12th in the Juniors (u21yrs) still at 15yrs of age.

Josh is also the 2014 A-Band British National Champion & 2016 British Schools Judo Champion. Both boys are the only current National Champions from Sussex.

2016 British Nationals - Cadet Silver - Connor Leonard

2015 British Nationals - Cadet Silver - Connor Leonard

CelticJudoConnorLeonardAbove: Connor secures his place in the British National Championship finals in 2015

2016 Northern Ireland Ranking - Juniors (u21yrs) Bronze

CelticJudoConnorLeonard2016_3Above: Connor fights in the u21yrs at 15yrs and secures a bronze in Northern Ireland's Ranking event and is now ranked 1 in cadets (u18) and 12th in juniors.

2016 Northern Ireland Ranking - Cadet (u18s) & Juniors (u21s)

CelticJudoConnorLeonard_DoubleAbove: Connor win Gold and Bronze in the Northern Ireland Ranking Championships

Other Judo Achievements

CelticJudoConnorLeonardEnglandAbove: Connor selected to compete for England in the Sportif 6 Nation Teams Event in 2016

CelticJudoConnorLeonardEngland2016_2Above: After throwing for Ippon Connor and his England Team are awarded the team contest 1-5

CelticJudoJoshLeonard2016_2Above: Josh was a stand out performer in the International training camp at was a favourite with the top guest coaches from Canada.

CelticJudoJoshLeonard2016_3Above: Josh was a stand out performer in the International training camp at was a favourite with the top guest coaches from France.

CelticJudoConnorLeonard_Kent2016Above: Connor wins silver with Kent in the 2016 Intercounties Teams Tournament.

2016 Olympic Training Camp - Boston Massachusetts

CelticJudoKaylaHarrison2016Above Left: 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Kayla Harrison with head coach Jimmy Pedro and Connor with Kayla after his invitation to train with the 2016 USA Olympic team.

Press Release Updates

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Another update from the Worthing Herald 18.06.15

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Boys continue to impress and Celtic get a mention in the Worthing Herald!

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Josh wins Bronze at the British Schools as both boys from Sussex continue to impress, Feb 2015

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Boys continue to impress after changing clubs and were both crowned Eastern Area Champions 2014.

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Josh wins the Kent International 2014 & Connor earns a Bronze!

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Connor wins Gold in the Belgium International 2014

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Connor is crowned British National Champion 2013.

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Connor & Josh both win Bronze in the Sandokan Championships in Eindhoven and return home to both win Gold at the BJA Kent International 2013.

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Josh wins the Bois du Cazier Grand Prix in Belgium 2013

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Connor and Josh make the Worthing Herald after Success in Belgium 2013

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Back in the Worthing Herald after Connor becomes County Champion 2013.SussexTrailSuccess

Career Opportunities

At Celtic Contracts we recognised that our personnel are key to the success and continuous growth of the company.

 

Our policy is to avoid conflict at all times, be pro active and adopt a flexible approach to all works undertaken. Most of all to work in partnership with our clients and associated companies to reach our common Goal.

 

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Our continuous growth means we are always looking for ambitious new team members. We are always interested to hear from quality people looking for new opportunities.

If you are interested please send us your CV which will be kept on file for future opportunities for the attention of Martyn Stewart.

martyn@celticcontracts.co.uk