Camberley Judo Club Coaches


Luke Preston-5th Dan

Head Coach

Luke started Judo when he was six years old and since then he has represented both Wales and Great Britain on numerous occasions.

Luke began full time training at Camberley Judo Club in 1997 after successfully completing his degree course in social psychology.

He has an impressive competition record winning the senior British Championships at under 81kg three times. His eleven international ‘open’ medals include winning the Canadian Open twice and taking silver and bronze medals at the British Open. Luke is also a World Cup medallist, took bronze at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, won silver in the European Team Championships and placed 7th at the Senior European Championships. He was the Olympic reserve at 81kgs for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

Luke retired from international competition in 2005 and became a qualified coach so that he could work as an elite coach for Camberley Judo Club. He is a qualified BJA level 3 coach and  EJU level 4 high performance coach. Luke has a foundation degree in sports performance.

Since 2006 Luke has also worked as a support coach for the Great Britain Judo team. This has involved coaching at Junior European/World Championships, Under 23 European Championships and Senior European/World Championships. Luke was honoured to be chosen as an Olympic Coach for the London 2012 Olympics and matside coached Karina Bryant to her bronze medal. In 2014 Luke was asked to coach for Team England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games which allowed him to matside coach Ashley Mckenzie, Danny Williams and Owen Livesey to their gold medals.


Vince Skillcorn- 3rd Dan

Pre-cadet/Cadet coach

Elite team support coach

MSc, Advanced Sports Coaching Practice

BJA Level 5 Coach

UKCC Level 4 Coach

3rd Dan

Guest Lecturer at Kingston University on Science and Practice of Coaching

AASE Assessor at Camberley Judo Club

(level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement)

British Judo Association (BJA) Coach of the year 2nd Place, 2015

Natalie Hall- 2nd Dan

Beginner & Intermediate Junior coach

Carly Dixon OLY

Mini Judo Coach

UKCC Level 2 Coach

Olympian 1996, 2000, 2004


James Warren

Technical Coach/Elite Team Support Coach

UKCC Level 2 Coach

Commonwealth Games Champion

Multiple World Cup Medallist