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We were delighted to return to Holyrood on 4th February 2020 as guests of Sported.   Two young players from Carnegie Judo Club gave a short demonstration of judo techniques and principles used by Fighting Chance Project (Scotland) and our partner clubs and coaches to bring the benefits of sport and specifically judo to young […]

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Fighting Chance Project (Scotland) is delighted to have been selected by Spirit of 2012 as one of fourteen Sporting Equality Fund projects announced on Active Girls Day (2017) by Public Health & Sport Minister Aileen Campbell to help increase the number of women and girls in Scotland who participate in sport and physical activity. We […]

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With thanks to Ross from Heart & Sound in Dunfermline who managed to record the whole of the evening’s presentations from our event at Holyrood, the home of the Scottish Government.   This was a great opportunity to present to MSPs and our guests on the work The Fighting Chance Project (Scotland) and Carnegie Judo […]

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This is the infographic we used during our Scottish Parliament event on 28th March 2017 and gives a quick overview of the progress we have made with establishing the Fighting Chance Project (Scotland).

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In March 2023 the Cross-Party Health, Social Care and Sport Committee visited Fudog Martial Arts and Carnegie Judo Club with Fighting Chance Project (Scotland) in Dunfermline as part of the Inquiry into female participation in sport and physical activity. The Committee’s inquiry into the health and wellbeing of children and young people highlighted a significant […]

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A huge thank you to the Woodmill High School DAS Department’s principal teacher for her testimonial of the judo intervention programme’s positive impact on the pupils. It is always fun and sometimes a challenge, but the pupils do well, and we have introduced the YouthScotland Hi5 and Dynamic Youth Awards (DYA) to the programmes, giving […]

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We were delighted to be shortlisted as a finalist in the SSF 2024 Awards Changing Lives Organisation category. Although we were not a winner, it was great to be part of the evening celebrating the achievements of many young people. Thank you to SSF for the nomination, and to JudoScotland for your support and the […]

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On Tuesday 22nd March 2022 we welcomed the Children & Young People’s Commissioner for Scotland, Bruce Adamson, to the Carnegie Judo Club and Fudog MMA dojo to meet young people from Woodmill High School as part of his roadshow visits. Carnegie JC delivers the Yellow Belt Challenge programmes on behalf of The Fighting Chance Project […]

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We are rapidly approaching a year since the first COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions came into force in Scotland.   In that time we have been following the First Minister’s updates and the guidelines issued by Scottish Government, JudoScotland and ActiveSchoolsFife to ensure the safety of our partners, Carnegie Judo Club and Fudog MMA in Dunfermline and […]

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What a great couple of weeks for Fighting Chance Project (Scotland) and Carnegie Judo Club with the awards and recognition received. This award for the Dunfermline Press Community Champion 2018 was given in recognition and as a special commendation by the judges for the work we do with young people in the Dunfermline area.  As […]

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