Sampson presented with plaque in Greece
JFAUK President Sampson Sampson (8th Dan) recently travelled back to Thessaloniki after a long break to reunite with our affiliates JFAGR to train and plan a future programme of competition and travel for our judoka.
During the visit, Sampson was surprised with the presentation of a plaque from members of the local government authority in Thessaloniki, thanking him for his support and work in the city. For those that do not know, alongside helping to grow judo in Thessaloniki alongside JFAGR President Avgerinos Maistrellis, the two have also been instrumental been working with a charity for ex-prisoners and adults with troubled pasts. The charity, which uses judo as a tool to help reinstate disadvantaged adults back into society, has seen tremendous success amongst participants and now that travel bans have been lifted, Sampson and our other JFAUK officers can now continue to return to Thessaloniki to assist with this work.