British Judo are pleased to announce that entry for the upcoming 2018 Veteran European Championships is now officially open!

Hosted at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, the event promises to be a big one as athletes from across Europe descend on Scotland in the battle to be crowned European Champion between the dates of 14th-17th June 2018.

The 2017 edition of the Championships proved to be a great weekend for British Judo, with success both on and off the mat. GB Judo Masters athletes fought hard throughout the weekend to gain 12 medals, including four golds, in what was a tightly contested event. In Glasgow, we will be hoping to smash that target.

British Judo Chairman, Ronnie Saez commented: “I would like to thank the EJU for their continued support and trust in our ability to deliver this event to their high standards which we aim to exceed.” 

“We have a strong history of delivering high quality EJU events in Scotland and, as the Chair of British Judo’s Veterans Commission, I look forward to welcoming international veteran athletes back to the UK.”

“As a proud Glaswegian, I hope you enjoy your time in the City and I wish you all the best of luck for the event.”

Stan Cantrill, a veteran competitor himself, is equally excited about the Championships coming to Glasgow.

“It’s the most wonderful thing that has ever happened. We’re really, really pleased.”

“Of course I’m going to compete. I have competed in all the European and World  Veteran Championships. I’m looking forward to the home ground advantage”, he noted.

870 judoka from 33 counties competed at the 2017 edition of the competition held in Zagreb so it promises to be an action packed four days of judo in Scotland!


Free tickets

All GB competitors will receive two free tickets for the day of their competition.

Range of discounts

All athletes will receive a range of exclusive discounts off leading Glasgow tourist and visitor attractions including the likes of Celtic Park and Hampden Park Stadium Tours, Loch Lomond’s Sea Life Centre and Tennents Brewery Tours amongst others.

Entry into two day training camp post event (If using official accommodation)

Following the team event, there will be the opportunity to attend a two day training camp led by former World Champion Mr Neil Adams MBE 8th DAN and supported by the EJU.

Judo 8th Dan and Olympic coach, Neil Adams MBE is known for his glittering medal tally of 5 European Titles, 2 Olympic Silver medals and his World Championship Gold.



  • Apply for IJF JudoBase Registration Card

    To enter and compete in this event you must have, or have applied for, a current and valid IJF JudoBase Registration Card.

    To apply for an IJF Card, you must have a passport-standard headshot photo (minimum size 350 x 450 px) with a white background in JPEG format available to upload.

    If you do not have, or have not applied for, an IJF Card, please click here to register and apply. Once this is done you may then proceed to the next step below.

    If you are already in possession of an IJF card, please proceed to the next step below.

    PLEASE NOTE: Physical delivery of the card can take up to 8 weeks, however upon submission, your online Judo account will be instantly activated. 

  • Registration Now Complete

    Once you have entered your details, your entry process is now complete.

  • Payment required

    You will be required to make entry payment during event accreditation at the venue.


  • Apply for IJF Registration Card

    To enter this event you must hold a valid IJF JUDOBASE Registration Card.

    Please contact your National Federation to obtain this.

  • Enter via JudoBase

    If you have not registered or do not have an IJF Card, please contact your respective National Federation to register AND also enter this event through JUDOBASE.

    All international registrations (outside of the UK) must be handled by your National Federation.

  • Entry Complete

    Once your federation have entered you into this event via JUDOBASE the entry process is complete.

  • Payment required

    You will be required to make entry payment during event accreditation at the venue.

    Please note: National Federations can request to pay for all of their athletes in a one-off payment by bank transfer. Please email to request this.

A competitor must hold a current and valid Passport and Licence of his/her NF and must not have represented any National Team in a competition at international senior level at any time in the twelve months period before the start date of these Championships. The responsibility to respect this rule is on the National Federation and/or Club who inscribes the participants in JUDOBASE.


€125.00 – Entry Fee (As set by the EJU)

The entry free will not need to be paid until on-site accreditation during the event

£55.00 – IJF/JudoBase Registration Card

To enter and compete in this event you must have, or have applied for, a current and valid IJF/JudoBase Registration Card. If you are already in possession of one, you do not need to apply for another.