Apply for club membership

British Judo welcome applications from organisations whose aim it is to foster and develop the practice and spirit of Judo across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Whether you are a self-employed coach delivering in schools or a group of Judo enthusiasts looking to open a new club we want to hear from you!

The British Judo Association Club Membership package provides clubs with the following benefits:

Benefits include:

  • Comprehensive Insurance cover
  • FREE Insurance cover for Registered Venues linked to the club*
  • Regular communications from the British Judo Media Team
  • Eligibility to nominate your club members and volunteers for the British Judo Association National Awards
  • Your club listed on the British Judo Association website (club finder tool) increasing visibility of your club
  • Eligibility to vote at BJA, Areas and Home Country General Meetings and Extra-Ordinary Meetings
  • Granted use of British Judo Association branding on all club correspondence
  • National Governing Body recognition which will provide additional credibility to any funding applications that you make

*Registered venues must be affiliated to the BJA each year to receive this cover
** A club only

Cost for 1 year only £75.00

You can apply by filling the form here or email


Pay only £65.00 when you sign up to pay via Direct Debit.  Applications to set up new Direct Debit payment must be received before the 1st November each year. Please click here to download a Direct Debit mandate form.

To register a club with the British Judo Association you will need to ensure that you meet the requirements below.

  Requirement Evidence
Coaching One valid UKCC Level 2 coach

*coach must be valid with all requirements in date

Applicant to specify name of head coach, coaching level and licence number in club application
Club Officials ·         Chairperson

·         Secretary

·         Treasurer

·         Details of other club coaches

Applicant to specify name, address, email and telephone number in club application. The chair, secretary and treasurer should be three different people and all Committee members should have a valid BJA licence (please ensure that this is checked prior to applying).


Club has a Constitution Applicant to attach document to application.
Health and Safety Club agrees to adhere to the minimum standards outlined in the British Judo Association Safelandings documents, appendix 4. Declaration on application
Venue Risk Assessment Risk Assessment has been carried out to assess the venue suitability for Judo Declaration on application
Mat Specification Mats must comply with standards outlined in the British Judo Association Safelandings documents, appendix 4. Declaration on application
Data Protection Club agrees to operate in accordance to the GDPR (see guidance for clubs) Declaration on application
Adoption of BJA policies Club agrees to abide by the Articles of Association and Bye-Laws, Child Protection Procedures and Equity and Diversity policy Declaration on application


  • All British Judo Association Clubs should aim to appoint a Club Welfare Officer (CWO) to assist with the safeguarding and protecting of children, young people and vulnerable adults in the club. The CWO should not be a coach or related to a coach, although we appreciate this can be a challenge for a newly formed club. For more information please click here
  • It is recommended that all clubs open up a bank account in the clubs name, with two independent signatories, to provide transparency in how the club manages its finances. Many funding providers will require this as part of any funding award and therefore it’s advantageous to get this in place as soon as possible.


Should you require any further guidance on setting up a club please email or visit the “Starting a Club” page of the British Judo Association website.

If you are happy that you can meet the above criteria, please click here to register your club!