In 2009 the world famous Pennyhill Park Hotel hosted the inaugural judo ashes when members of Camberley Judo Club’s elite team faced the Australian national team at the black tie dinner. The team event saw Camberley triumphant, 5 matches to 1 with 1 drawn contest. In November 2010 the Camberley team overcame a spirited young Welsh side this time at the five-star South Lodge Hotel in Horsham. The next Judo Ashes will return to Pennyhill Park Hotel on 1st march 2012 and will be against a German Team.
The Black-tie evening was introduced to raise funds for the Surrey Going for Gold Charity which supports the star-laden Camberley Judo Club squad. Camberley Olympians and future Olympians such as Karina Bryant, Sam Lowe, Danny Williams, Nathon Burns and Sophie Johnstone could all be members of the Elite team that will face the German team. The evening again promises to be a spectacular one with a champagne reception, four course meal, various displays and the team match. All funds raised will go to supporting Camberley Judo Club and it’s athletes.