Governance Review Hits the Road in Walsall

Last night saw the first of 13 National and Regional roadshows as part of the British Judo Association’s (BJA) Governance Review.

p1030235Over twenty stakeholders gather at the University of Wolverhampton, Walsall to listen to the thoughts of Ronnie Saez, Chairman (Board of Directors), Andrew Scoular, Chief Executive and author of the BJA Governance Report, Jonathan Hall.

The three discussed in detail with the attendees how they see the future of the governance of the sport and listened to all the feedback as everyone that contributed spoke with great passion about how these changes and how they could the positively impact the future work of British Judo.

There is a heavy influence on sports becoming “Code Compliant” to meet the principles set out by the UK Government back in May 2016 and the BJA has recognised the need to review following the publishing of the Strategic Plan for 2017-2021.

Chief Executive Andrew Scoular was happy with how the first roadshow progressed and is looking forward to the next meeting in Preston on Tuesday (17th January): “It was great to kick off the roadshow last night in front of a passionate group of stakeholders from the Midlands. It is just the first step towards a significant change in regards to the way that the sport is governed. We are looking forward to hearing the views of as many members as possible and this roadshow lends us the opportunity to communicate with these people face-to-face.

Confirmed dates and times for the roadshows are as follows:

Date Area Venue Meeting Room
Tuesday 17 January 2017
7.00 p.m
Northwest Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel
Preston New Road
Main Meeting Room
Wednesday 25 January 2017
7.30 p.m
York & Humberside Goole Leisure Centre
North Street
DN14 5QX
Lounge Bar
Wednesday 1 February 2017
7.00 p.m
Southern Crawley Town Football & Social Club Ltd
The Checkatrade Stadium
Winfield Way
RH11 9RX
Stadium Suite
Thursday 2 February 2017
7.00 p.m
London Baden Powell House
Conference Centre
65-657 Queens Gate
Eagle & Kestrel Suite
Wednesday 8 February 2017
7.00 p.m
Western Holiday Inn M5 Junction 25
Deane Gate Avenue
Thursday 9 February 2017
7.00 p.m
Wales Sport Wales National Centre
Sophia Gardens
CF11 9SW
Bute Suite 1
Monday 13 February 2017
7.00 p.m
Eastern Holiday Inn Cambridge
Bridge Road
CB24 9PH
Kings Suite
Tuesday 14 February 2017
7.00 p.m
Northern Home Counties High Wycombe Judo Centre
Barry Close
High Wycombe
HP12 4UE
Wednesday 22 February 2017
7.00 p.m
Northern Gateshead Academy College Academy for Sport
Gateshead International Stadium
Neilson Road
NE10 0EF
Thursday 23 February 2017
7.00 p.m
Scotland Edinburgh Leisure
Edinburgh International Climbing Arena
South Platt Hill
EH28 8AA
Murray Lecture Hall
Monday 27 February 2017
6.30 p.m
Northern Ireland House of Sport
Upper Malone Road