Nekoda Davis is a Judoka who competes regularly for Great Britain in the -57kg category. Since taking up Judo at age 6, Nekoda has gone on to reach the highest level of the sport, becoming a multiple British Champion, competing at tournaments all over the world and in 2017 became World Championship bronze medallist.
Her dedication and determination has led her to a series of great results in her career so far, including a gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. This followed on from her great performances at junior level, which included winning a bronze at the 2013 European Championships.
Nekoda’s success continued into 2015, winning gold at the Zagreb Grand Prix, British Open and a Silver at the Baku Grand Slam. In 2016, she also won bronze medals at the Samsun and Dusseldorf Grands Prix and represented Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, narrowly losing out in the last 16 to London 2012 bronze medallist Automne Pavia.
Following a wrist operation post-Rio, Nekoda kicked off her 2017 season at the Tblisi Grand Prix in March. Competing in -63kg – a category above her usual weight of -57kg – Nekoda finished in fifth place, a promising return to competition against tough opponents.
A further set back through a thumb injury meant 2017 was set to be the toughest both physically and mentally for Nekoda. Her determination, hard work and desire to succeed was worth it for Nekoda as she ended Great Britain’s medal drought at the World Judo Championships with a bronze in the -57kg category. Not since Euan Burton’s bronze in in 2010 had a British judoka climbed the medal rostrum at the global event. Success in 2017 continues as Nekoda claimed the silver medal position in September at the Zagreb Grand Prix… Nekoda continues to show she is a true champion!
JUDO COACHING FROM A COMMONWEALTH GAMES CHAMPION & WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BRONZE MEDALLIST
As a fully qualified British Judo coach, Nekoda can lead coaching sessions for a wide range of ages, abilities and group sizes. Nekoda delivers sessions which go beyond the art of judoka and engages her students to consider the discipline, the confidence, the decision making and the resilience required to be a world class player.
Sessions last 45 mins to 1 hour (minimum of two sessions per booking) and can be tailored for both primary and secondary school schools, amateur judo clubs, or can be the perfect corporate team building activity! You can book Nekoda to come along for one off sessions, or alternatively she offers blocks of six sessions to really master the techniques of the sport. Those who complete the block sessions will receive a personalised signed certificate, and will be eligible to take their first grade for their respective age group with National Governing Body, British Judo.
For practical coaching sessions you will be required to provide suitable flooring such as gym mats. This is in accordance with British Judo’s insurance policy, to provide a safe and enjoyable coaching experience.
For more details, or to discuss booking a coaching session, please contact Jenny Forbes on +44 (0) 7956 040340 or email Jenny@emergesportsmanagement.co.uk
Nekoda is a natural presenter. Whether you are a primary or secondary school, a corporate organisation, an event coordinator or an amateur judo club, Nekoda has the remarkable presence to engage any audience. She can share her insight into life as a world class professional athlete, the source of her motivation, the power of her resilience and the strength of her character to bounce back from defeat, adversity and become the incredible woman she is today.
Nekoda’s journey so far is inspiring whether you’re a school student or a CEO – she has a message which will resonate with anyone who strives to be better and refuses to accept mediocrity.
For more details, or to discuss booking Nekoda for your event please contact Jenny Forbes on +44 (0) 7956 040340 or email Jenny@emergesportsmanagement.co.uk
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