The GB Elite Development Squad (EDS) is a programme designed for junior athletes most likely to progress on to senior success.

The EDS is selected from the GB Junior Squad on an annual basis and aims to develop and transition athletes to potentially medal at Grand Prix by 22-24 years old with an under 21 profile of:

  • Junior World or Junior European Top 7
  • Senior European Continental Open Medal
  • Senior European Cup Medal
  • Exposure to Senior Training Camp and Programme
  • Technical and Physical Profile

The squad has 2 strands; centralised (Based at the British Judo Centre of Excellence) and semi centralised (Camp Based).

An up-to-date selection policy and calendar can be found in the GB Judo Policies page by clicking here

Athletes currently on the semi centralised programme can apply for the centralised programme by filling in the application. Athletes should have an endorsement from their Home Nation Coach in PDF format.

Applications for the Full Time Centralised  Programme are now open and can be found by clicking here