Entries by Ben Pollard

Visually Impaired Judo Fun in York

Sunday saw the City of York Council hold an open day to help engage with the local community and demonstrate to young people the opportunities available to them through physical activity. There were a feast of sporting activities taking place on the day including VI judo, tennis and cricket. Over 20 families attended on the […]

Governance Changes Accepted at Annual General Meeting 2017

Saturday saw the British Judo Association’s Annual General Meeting take place at East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham. As part of the Meeting, the Board proposed to change the Memorandum & Articles to ensure that the BJA becomes fully code compliant with UK Code for Sports Governance. The change was unanimously agreed by all attendees on […]

Simply Judo Nominated for UK Coaching Award

Congratulations to British Judo Association Member Club, Simply Judo who have been nominated for a UK Coaching Award! Based in Northern Ireland, Simply Judo’s Refugee Integration Project is a finalist in the “Coaching Intervention of the Year” category. The UK Coaching Awards honour great coaching from people and organisations who have demonstrated outstanding success over the previous […]

Job Vacancy: Assistant Judo Coach (Team Bath)

Job Vacancy: Assistant Judo Coach Location: Team Bath, Claverton Down Campus Department: Sports Development and Recreation Grade: 5 Job Purpose: To support the Head of Judo with successful development, delivery, management and sustainability of the University Judo programmes. Responsible for: Supporting the Head of Judo with the delivery of the high performance Judo programme, including BUCS […]

Obituary: Bob Thomas

We are extremely saddened to announce the passing of Bob Thomas, 8th Dan. Bob was a well-known and much loved judoka both in Scotland and Great Britain, as well as internationally. Bob was originally born in Wales and arrived in Glasgow as a teenager, where he initially trained at the Kozimikai Judo Club in the […]