Jodie Caller is 22 years and is a Great Britain Judo athlete from Nether Heyford in Northampton.
Her judo career started when she was 8 years old.
She has been part of the Great Britain squad and competing internationally since she was 14 years old.
In 2016, she unfortunately tore her ACL at the European University Games in Croatia. Jodie had an operation and 2 years of recovery to get back to competitive judo.
Jodie is now back to competing at the level she was before the injury and is continuing her judo career.
Jodie has also been competing alongside studying and is now pleased to have graduated with a first class degree in Sports Coaching Practice from the University of Wolverhampton. She will now be dedicating the next 12 months to her judo career.
Her previous judo results include:
- 7 x British Champion
- European University Games Champion
- Cadet European Championships –Bronze medal
- Several times European Cup Medallist
The next 12 months will consist of self-funding to many training camps and international competitions, including the Commonwealth judo championships, European cups and Olympic training camps.
Her main goals are to medal at European cups with the potential to compete at the Commonwealth Games.
Each trip cost approximately £300 for her to attend (this includes flights, accommodation, and entry fees).
Jodie receives no funding support from UK sport or the British judo association.
She has to fund these events through money earned from running her own business, running sports camps for children in the school holidays.
Jodie is looking for any donations to help her to self-fund to these events to continue her extensive judo career. Any donations will be greatly appreciated