Bill Taggart 3rd Dan
Bill Taggart has been actively involved in Judo for over 37 years. He currently holds the grade of 4th Dan, UKCC Level 2 Coach, Senior Examiner, and holds kata certificates for both Nage no kata and Katame no kata. Bill is a former National Veterans Bronze Medalist and proud to be the first referee in Northern Ireland to become an Honorary IJF B referee.
Bill is a former British Soldier having served for 9 years with the Royal Engineers and is a qualified Chartered Architectural Technologist and runs his own busy architectural practice.
Bill is the current Chairman of the Northern Ireland Judo Federation, a position which he has held for the last 5 years. He also holds the position as the Chairman of the National Refereeing Commission and Head Coach of Shinsei Judo Club.
In his spare time he is a keen football player and still actively takes part in competitive football