British Judo would sadly like to confirm the cancellation of this year’s British Championships and Awards Evening.
The British Championships were due to take place in December at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield.
With the total cancellation of all competitive judo since March, it leaves us with no alternative considering the Government’s current stance on combat sports in the UK.
The Awards Evening was set to return in November in Nottingham had cancelled Nottingham venue but not sure if that matters. We certainly hope you will join us next year where we hope to celebrate a successful Olympic and Paralympic campaign in Tokyo.
Each of these decisions was made in close consultation with the Home Nations, venue providers and other parents partners?. We acknowledge that this is an ever-changing environment and we will continue to follow the advice of the government and public health bodies, to ensure the best scenario for everybody involved – the health of our members is our number one priority at this time.
At British Judo, along with all sports organisations, we are hugely saddened by the ongoing situation. We know how hard all of our athletes, coaches and volunteers work to keep sport going, but at the same time are very aware that the current situation transcends sport. We are all responsible for public health and we shall do everything we can to support this both during the current pandemic and on a daily basis.