British Judo are pleased to announce that pre-registration for the upcoming 2018 Intellectual Disability European Championships is now officially open!
Following on from the resounding success and recognition of the first ID World Championships, which was supported by the International Judo Federation, British Judo have been given the same support from the European Judo Union (EJU) to run the first European Championships of its kind.
GB Judo had a very successful outing to the ID World Championships in Cologne last year winning seven medals including five gold.
The BJA have been striving to improve the offering of adaptive judo across Great Britain and the event is just reward for the Association following excellent feedback from the EJU about our bid.
“Judo is considered to be one of the most valuable sports for judo athletes with intellectual disability and I am positive that the Championships in London would become an important milestone for judoka from many nations.” commented Sergey Soloveychik, President, EJU.
“I am also convinced that the event in London would be a great success and a very positive step towards the inclusion of ID into the judo sporting environment.”