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Commonwealth judo at the Trusts’ Stadium

22 October 2004

Commonwealth judo at the Trusts’ Stadium

Waitakere’s world-class sports stadium will host its first international event this month – the 2004 Commonwealth Judo Championship Tournament.

The event on November 13 and 14 will launch the Trusts’ Stadium globally, via television coverage.

Top international judo players will provide competition at a level rarely seen in New Zealand since the 1990 Commonwealth Games, raising awareness of the sport and providing an impetus for up and coming fighters.

President of the Judo New Zealand Federation and Chief Executive of Waitakere City Harry O’Rourke was instrumental in securing the tournament for .Waitakere.

Mr O’Rourke, President of the Commonwealth Judo Association since the mid-1980s, says this is an excellent opportunity for the City’s youth to see top fighters, an encouragement for them to take up judo as a recreation.

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