British Judo announces an exciting new sponsorship deal with Cimac and adidas

The British Judo Association is pleased to announce an exciting new sponsorship deal with Cimac, the exclusive distributor for adidas martial arts and boxing equipment.

An agreement has been reached with the distributor to supply the Great Britain squad with adidas branded apparel and judo gis so that they are prepared as they step out on the tatami in world tour events including the European Championships in Glasgow on the 8-12 April 2015, and beyond.

The company will also act as the official supplier to JudoStore (BJA’s online shop) and some of the new range adidas t-shirts will be available at the European Open this October.

Through this partnership clubs, coaches and individuals will be able to benefit from the relationship through online promotions and discounts. Further information will be sent out in due course.

Podium and podium potential athletes at the British Judo Centre of Excellence will receive tailor made Judo Gis and there will be tracksuits, bags, polo shirts and other judo leisure wear and apparel distributed to staff at the centre.  

Andrew Scoular British Judo Chief Executive said: “We are delighted to sign up to such a high profile sponsor such as adidas and Cimac who have been supplying Martial Arts and Boxing since 1975.

“It is an opportunity to benefit from adidas’ global reach – as British Judo’s official supplier for judo gis.

“This was following a robust tendering process to find the best company to fit both squad and BJA shop requirements. It is a fantastic position to be in ahead of the Rio 2106 Olympic Games.”

David Mills Managing Director of Cimac said: “We are both excited and honoured to be sponsoring British Judo and look forward to enjoying in their success over the next few years.”

Nigel Donohue, Performance Director for British Judo added:

“It is fantastic news that Cimac are sponsoring the GB Team with adidas sportswear, training and competition kit.

Adidas produce performance clothing for elite performance and we are delighted that will be able to kit out our GB Team with quality kit that both looks great and provides a performance edge which I am sure will contribute to the success of the team over the next few years.”

About British Judo

The British Judo Association (BJA) is the National Governing Body for the Olympic Sport of Judo in Great Britain.

The Association represents Great Britain internationally and is a member of the International Judo Federation, European Judo Union, British Olympic Association, Sport and Recreation Alliance, Commonwealth Judo Association and the Commonwealth Games Council.

The BJA is a membership organisation which has more than 900 clubs in its family which we are continuously expanding. They have qualified around 4,000 coaches and 36,000 individual members throughout Britain and have been providing access to the sport in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

We were established in 1948 and was incorporated as a company, limited by guarantee in 1978.

It is recognised by the United Kingdom Sports Council, Sport England, The Sports Council for Wales, the Sports Council for Northern Ireland, Sport Scotland, the British Olympic Association and the Central Council for Physical Recreation.

The BJA’s mission is to lead, manage, develop, promote, grow and administer the sport of Judo throughout the United Kingdom and to ensure the structures are in place to give every individual the opportunity to play, coach, officiate, support, learn and excel at all ages and levels – from beginner to elite.

The core values of the organisation are:

  • Discipline
  • Tradition
  • Knowledge
  • Fairness
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Positive Outlook

About Cimac

Cimac is the UK’s number one martial arts and boxing supplier and it has more than 40 years of trading experience. The company boasts an unrivalled knowledge of all combat sports products.

They are the official UK distributor for adidas and provide their entire boxing and martial arts ranges. The quality of the ranges has been further endorsed by the sponsorship of a number of natural sporting federations including GB Taekwondo, the Amateur Boxing Association and now British Judo.

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