Update: Kosta Kouros



It is pleasing to advise that Kosta Kouros has done remarkably well since his devastating neck injury in Wollongong. His family have advised that his operation to fuse vertebras C5, C6 and C7 was as successful as it could be. Amazingly, Kosta was able to (tentatively) walk out of hospital on Friday and is now home in bed continuing to recover. Kosta now faces a long, slow rehabilitation process and we hope he continues to make improvement.

We are very thankful for the members of the judo community who have made contributions to the fund we have set up to help support Kosta’s family with the cost of his rehabilitation. Just over $2,000 has been raised to date and we welcome further contributions. Donations can be made at any Westpac branch or online via direct debit. The fund details are:


Account Name:   Judo Federation of Australia
BSB:   033 067
Account Number:   301159
Reference:    Kosta Kouros


Paula Ward
Chief Executive Office
Judo Federation of Australia Inc.