Entries by Ben Pollard

Hanley Judo Club Moves To New Facility

Hanley Judo Club are celebrating this week after making a move to a new facility thanks to local funding. Danny Roberts, who is the lead coach and local school teacher, has really taken the initiative in Hanley. Originally setting up his own club on the premises of a cage fighting establishment and getting his club […]

Finalists Announced for 2018 British Judo Awards Evening

On Saturday 3rd November 2018, British Judo will open it’s doors to over 300 guests at the 2018 British Judo Awards Evening at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nottingham. The Annual Awards Dinner is an important event in the British Judo Calendar, giving the Association the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the club volunteers, coaches, referees, […]

DiSE Catch Up Enrolment Day Planned for September

There will be a Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) programme enrolment catch-up session for all those who missed the session on the 29th August. The catch up session will take place on  Sunday 30th September at the Centre of Excellence, located in Walsall. This will give those attending the opportunity to watch (and take part […]

Funeral Details Announced for Malcolm Collins

The British Judo Association are saddened to announce that Malcolm Collins, the final Founding Member of the British School Judo Association has passed away over the weekend. The 6th Dan, was described by those closest to him in the sport as “the perfect representation of a judoka – a gentle touch, a great friend and […]

Government Release Safeguarding Policy Updates

All British Judo members must now be aware that the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, in liaison with the Department for Education, have released new aspects of the “Working Together to Safeguard Children” policy which have implications for sports organisations. The British Judo Association has been advised that under new local Safeguarding arrangements, local sports […]