The 10th Anniversary British Judo Awards Dinner proved to be another great celebration of volunteers, coaches, referees and players from across the Association on Saturday 5 November at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham.

This year’s event was the biggest to date with 302 people in attendance and they were treated to an evening of celebration and entertainment including: a giant scalextric; Blackjack and Roulette tables; a Ferrero Rocher Pyramid of 480 Ferrero Rochers and a silent auction. The evening was then brought to a close with a fireworks display.

Unsurprisingly one of the biggest cheers of the evening was for our Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist Sally Conway as she was presented with the Senior Female Player of the Year award while Colin Oates also received a standing ovation in absentia as he won the Senior Male Player of the Year award.

However the emotional highlight of the night was for Steph Inglis as she was presented with the President’s Award.  She received a huge standing ovation and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house as she made her way on stage.

Player Awards

  Cadet Player of the Year Club
Male Joshua Giles Coventry
Female Chloe Nunn Bishops Stortford
 Junior Player of the Year Club
Male Rhys Thompson Enfield Judo Club
Female Acelya Toprak Metro Judo Club
Senior Player of the Year   Club
Male Colin Oates Kumo Judo Club
Female Sally Conway Edinburgh Judo Club
Masters Player of the Year Club
Male William Sargent Senior United Judo (Bexleyheath)
Female Dianne White Shepton Judo Club
VI Player of the Year Club
Chris Skelley Haltemprice Judo Club
Inclusion Player of the Year   Club
Skye Westwood Renrukan

Club Awards

Result Club Volunteer of The Year   Club   BJA Area
Gold Suze Squire South Brent Judo Club Western
Silver Janet Bardsley Nunsfield Judo Club Midlands
Bronze Wendy Kirk Camberley Judo Club Southern
Bronze Lesley Thomas Wem Judo Club 98 Midlands
Club Welfare Officer   Club   BJA Area
Gold Katrina Cowton Ryedale Judo Club Y & H
Silver Glen Winter-Nolan Judo Jims Judo Academy Southern
Bronze Sonya Stone Micklefield Judo Club NHC
  Coach of the Year    Club   BJA Area
Gold Doug Seabrook Marshalwick Judo Club NHC
Silver Pete Whitfield South Brent Judo Club Western
Bronze Julie Jolliffe Hollesley Judo Club Eastern
Bronze Samantha Chraniuk Micklefield Judo Club NHC
Club of the Year   BJA Area  
Gold Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts (Dove House) Southern
Silver Westerleigh Judokwai Southern
Bronze AS Judo Academy Southern
Bronze Oxford University JC B.U.J.A

Multi Activity Awards

    Young Volunteer of The Year Club   BJA Area
Gold Meghan Roeves South Shields Judo Club Northern
Silver Brooke Powell New Cross Martial Arts JC London
Bronze Chris Hughes Wem Judo Club 98 Midlands
Bronze Rebecca Davies Wem Judo Club 98 Midlands
Volunteer of the Year      
Gold James McBeath Aboyne Judo Club Scotland
Silver Beth Foster South Shields Judo Club Northern
Bronze John Malkinson Medway Park Judo Club Southern
Bronze Sharon Stegall Dartford Judo Club Southern

Event Awards

  Young Referee of the Year Club   BJA Area
Gold James Robinson Gateshead Judo Club Northern
Silver Rory Southgate Black Dog Judo Club Eastern
Bronze Joseph Chraniuk Micklefield Judo Club NHC
Bronze Pheonix Govey Gray Camberley Judo Club Southern
    Referee of the Year      
Gold Graeme Maclachlan N/A Scotland
Silver Alan Medley N/A Y & H
Bronze Daniel Harris Pinewood London
Bronze Ryan Gordon N/A London
    Official of the Year      
Gold Kerry Tansey S.K.K Judo Club Northwest
Silver Andrea Bingham Abbey Judo Club Northern Ireland
Bronze Kim Tilley Reading Judo Club NHC
Bronze Paul Tansey Rainhill Rockets Judo Club Northwest
    Event Volunteer of the Year        
Gold Mike Boote Warrington Samurai Judo Club Northwest
Silver Joseph Foster Kodokwai Judo Club Northern
Bronze Paul Keeton Cobra Judo Club Midlands
Bronze Richard Hopkins Devizes Budo Club Western

Coaching and Service Awards

Long Service Award for Contribution to Refereeing
Alan Medley
Dave Stanley
BJA/UKCC Level 4 Coach Certificates
Sophie Cox
Jo Crowley
Sam Dunkley
Jim Feenan
Joyce Heron
Vince Skillcorn
Dan Grade Promotions
Roger Houston 7th Dan
Graham Turner 7th Dan
Tony Higgins 7th Dan
Joe Foster 7th Dan

British Judo would like to thank our national partners CIMAC and Pharmanutricals for their support of the event and CSE, Perkins Slade and Destination Judo for sponsoring some of the awards