Paul Hamilton – Head Coach

Paul started Judo in 1983 at the Age of 6 at Summit Judo Club with Sensei’s Len Dunce and the late Derek Brownett. At the age of 13, due to his parents moving away, Paul left Summit, only to return at 21 (1998) with little brother on tow as an excuse to play Judo again.

Since then Paul has worked up the belts again to become a club coach in 2004 and Black Belt in 2009. He takes lessons for both juniors and seniors.

Paul is a core coach at both at Summit Judo Club (since 2004) and at AWE Judo Club (since 2006) in Tadley where after helping out coach Al Coupland due to an injury he has taken over Al’s role as the Head Junior Coach.

In August 2010 Paul decided to follow his passion for Judo by starting Summit School of Judo and becoming a full time Judo Coach to take the sport into schools.

In March 2016 Paul was presented with Basingstoke and Deanes Coach of the Year Award 2015

Paul Hamilton receiving the “Professional Coach of the Year 2015” award from Kevin Laing


British Judo Association 1st Dan Black Belt

British Judo Association Club Coach Level 2

BJA Gymnastics for Judo Qualification

First Aid Qualified

NSPCC Time to Listen workshop for Club Welfare Officers

Sports Coach UK Safeguarding & Protecting Children in Sport


CRB Checked – British Judo Associaton & Hampshire County Council

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