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Inclusion Commission

The British Judo Association (BJA) is committed to ensuring that everyone is given the opportunity to participate in the sport of judo by removing barriers, widening opportunities and increasing choice. The Inclusion Commission has been appointed by the Board of Directors to deliver this commitment and ensure that people with disabilities or who are disadvantaged enjoy the same sporting opportunities and choices as their non disabled or disadvantaged counter parts.

Chair   

The meeting will be chaired by a member of the British Judo Association nominated by the Board of Directors.

Frequency

Meetings of the Inclusion Commission will be held at least 2 times in any yearly cycle.

Membership

Membership of the commission will consist of a minimum of seven members including the Chair.

Remit

  • To promote the grassroots development of disability judo by working closely with relevant agencies to help build capacity at a local level
  • To promote grassroots development of disability judo by working closely with the British Judo Association Home Countries, Areas, member clubs and partners.
  • To increase participation in the sport of judo and make training, competition and international opportunities accessible
  • To promote inclusive judo through the provision of information and signposting
  • To widen access to judo for under-represented groups
  • To increase capacity (referees, table officials and coaches)
  • To report on at lease monthly cycle to the meeting of the Board of Directors
  • To work with technical, development and coaching officers of the BJA to initiate implement and deliver all technical matters
  • To deliver national competitions and support the domestic competition programme
  • To oversee the production of the Commissions Business Plan and Equality Action Plan
  • To liaise with other Commissions on matters of mutual concern
  • To have representation at national and domestic technical workshops and seminars
  • To produce reports with recommendations as requested by the Board of Directors on any related issues.
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