John Bramall and Susan Wright take home the big awards at the British Judo Awards

British Judo’s John Bramall and Scotland’s Susan Wright were the big winners at this years British Judo Awards winning the President’s Award and Roy Inman Award respectively.

John was awarded the President’s Award after dedicating the last 25 years living and breathing the British Judo values. He sets himself exceptionally high standards, which are recognised at both a national and International level.

He is in fact British Judo’s longest serving employee, joining straight from school in 1994.

He is regarded as the number one logistics manager for the quality of his work in not only World Judo, but British sport. His work is acknowledged by the International Judo Federation and the European Judo Union, and he is highly regarded by the British Olympic Association as well as UK Sport.

He is reliable, honest, trustworthy and the consummate professional.

He is our Mr Judo.

Our Roy Inman Award winner, Susan, has been involved in judo for the past 40 years and has experienced the wider spectrum of the sport in many roles. She had a promising competitive career that saw her medalling at many Scottish and British Championships over the years, but a knee injury curtailed her progress and forced her to retire. This did not stop her though as, alongside her husband set up Clyde Judo Club. Over the years, it has seen its membership grow to over 50 members winning a multitude of medals along the way! Commonwealth titles, Schools titles and British Championships, there is no stopping them. Personally, she has overcome a life threatening illness but her passion for judo did not wain as she continued to fight the battles on the mat as well as off the mat. She continued to volunteer throughout her treatment cycle taking on roles such as Competition Controller, sitting on the Board of Judo Scotland and combining this time as a Talent Development Coach at JudoScotland.

Congratulations to all of our 2019 award winners and finalists. A full list of our award winners are listed below:

President’s Award John Bramall
Roy Inman Award Susan Wright
Female Player of the Year Sally Conway
Male Player of the Year Ashley McKenzie
Junior Female Player of the Year Kelly Petersen-Pollard
Junior Male Player of the Year Lachlan Moorhead
Cadet Girl Player of the Year Tatum Keen
Cadet Boy Player of the Year Ethan Nairne
VI Player of the Year Chris Skelley
Adaptive Player of the Year Neisha Potter
Masters Male Player of the Year Alan Jones MBE
Masters Female Player of the Year Sophie Cox
Gold Silver Bronze
Kata Award Geoff Moore Dale Fenwick Joe Foster
Club Volunteer of the Year Anna Maria Carbone Mike Kavanagh Andrew Bourgaise
Club Welfare Officer of the Year Angie Vosper Jess Frise Richard Glasson
Community Club of the Year Bishops Stortford Judokwai Kodokwai Judo Club Leigh Judo Club
Community Coach of the Year Danny Nolan Richard Lloyd Brian Moore
Event Volunteer of the Year Paul Keeton Simon Goodman Averil Taggart
Official of the Year Peter Williams Joe Foster Christine Scott
Performance Club of the Year Coventry Judo Club SKK Judo Club Bradley Stoke Judo Club
Referee of the Year Mark Waterhouse Trevor Collins Richard Hurst
Talent Coach of the Year Pete Douglas Ben Urban Darren Hawney
University Judo Club of the Year University of Stirling Judo University of Warwick Judo University of Bath
Young Referee of the Year George Holland Amber Pascoe Ruby Wiltshire
Young Volunteer of the Year Hannah Hadley Imogen Roeves Tyla-Jane Slater