British Judo Governance Review

British Judo Launch Governance Review

In May 2016, the UK Government published a Charter for Sports Governance in the UK which set out some key governance principles that they expect all sports in the UK to follow.

As a result of this, the British Judo Association (BJA) recognised the need to review its governance of the sport more generally than we explained in our recently published Strategic Plan for 2017-2021. A further trigger for this action was also as a result of the circumstance surrounding the unfortunate withdrawal of the 2015 European Judo Championships in February 2015 and the governance issues arising from the review.

In order to agree the changes as proposed by independent governance consultant Jonathan Hall, we are now entering a period of consultation with all of our members. To provide as many opportunities to engage and interact with our members as possible, we have built a new microsite (, an interactive form, a new blog and will be hosting 13 regional roadshow meetings throughout February and March.

Please do take the time to visit the microsite whereby you will find the full Governance Report by Jonathan Hall, details of all roadshows and suggested recommendations to the way that the British Judo Association is governed. If you have any questions please send us a question using the form on the Governance page.

We hope to see as many people as possible at one of the upcoming meetings and we look forward to sharing updates to the project on the new blog.

Confirmed dates and times for the roadshows are as follows:

Date Area Venue Meeting Room
Monday 16 January 2017
7.00 p.m
Midlands University of Wolverhampton
Walsall Campus
Gorway Road
West Midlands
Lecture Theatre WA007
Tuesday 17 January 2017
7.00 p.m
Northwest Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel
Preston New Road
Main Meeting Room
Wednesday 25 January 2017
7.30 p.m
York & Humberside Goole Leisure Centre
North Street
DN14 5QX
Lounge Bar
Wednesday 1 February 2017
7.00 p.m
Southern Crawley Town Football & Social Club Ltd
The Checkatrade Stadium
Winfield Way
RH11 9RX
Stadium Suite
Thursday 2 February 2017
7.00 p.m
London Baden Powell House
Conference Centre
65-657 Queens Gate
Eagle & Kestrel Suite
Wednesday 8 February 2017
7.00 p.m
Western Holiday Inn M5 Junction 25
Deane Gate Avenue
Thursday 9 February 2017
7.00 p.m
Wales Sport Wales National Centre
Sophia Gardens
CF11 9SW
Bute Suite 1
Monday 13 February 2017
7.00 p.m
Eastern Holiday Inn Cambridge
Bridge Road
CB24 9PH
Kings Suite
Tuesday 14 February 2017
7.00 p.m
Northern Home Counties High Wycombe Judo Centre
Barry Close
High Wycombe
HP12 4UE
Wednesday 22 February 2017
7.00 p.m
Northern Gateshead Academy College Academy for Sport
Gateshead International Stadium
Neilson Road
NE10 0EF
Thursday 23 February 2017
7.00 p.m
Scotland Edinburgh Leisure
Edinburgh International Climbing Arena
South Platt Hill
EH28 8AA
Murray Lecture Hall
Monday 27 February 2017
6.30 p.m
Northern Ireland House of Sport
Upper Malone Road