British Judo Statement following ITV Central broadcast on 20th June 2023

Following a news broadcast on ITV Central News this evening, please see the below statement from British Judo.

British Judo is unable to discuss the details of individual cases, which must remain confidential. However, we take all complaints extremely seriously and we are satisfied that a thorough investigation was carried out and appropriate action was taken as a result. At the conclusion of our disciplinary processes, the matter was referred to the UK Sport Eligibility Panel, in accordance with the UK Sport Eligibility Policy.

We are committed to maintaining a safe and supportive environment for all of our members, athletes, coaches and staff. We have comprehensive safeguarding procedures in place; all our coaches receive ongoing training and education and we work with respected third-party organisations to ensure we follow best practice that prioritises athlete welfare at all times.

If any member has any concerns about safeguarding, please contact the British Judo Safeguarding Team via

British Judo members can also access independent support from Mental Health Innovations by texting ‘JUDO’ to 85258 or via the Ann Craft Trust