GB Second/Final Stage Selections: 2020 Senior European Championships, 19-21 Nov, Prague, CZE

Following a meeting of the Selection Panel, and the subsequent ratification by the Performance Advisory Group (PAG), the highlighted fighters meet the SECOND & FINAL STAGE selection criteria outlined in the 2020 Senior European Championships Selection Policy documents, and have therefore been selected to represent Great Britain at the 2020 Senior European Championships to be held from 19-21 November, in Prague, Czech Republic:

Weight Name Club Opt-In Call
Under 60kg Ashley MCKENZIE* Camberley Opted In
Under 60kg Joshua GILES Coventry TBC
Under 66kg Alex SHORT Edinburgh TBC
Under 73kg Eric HAM Glossop TBC
Under 73kg Daniel POWELL Not Stated TBC
Under 81kg Stuart MCWATT Garioch TBC
Under 81kg Lachlan MOORHEAD Penistone TBC
Under 90kg Max STEWART* Stewart Judo Academy Opted In
Under 90kg Frazer CHAMBERLAIN Camberley TBC
Under 90kg RES1 Jamal PETGRAVE Westcroft n/a
Under 52kg Chelsie GILES* Coventry Opted Out
Under 52kg Yasmin JAVADIAN Coventry TBC
Under 57kg Nekoda SMYTHE-DAVIS* Ealing Opted Out
Under 57kg Acelya TOPRAK Metro TBC
Under 57kg Josie STEELE Highland Budokan TBC
Under 63kg Amy LIVESEY* S.K.K. TBC
Under 63kg Alice SCHLESINGER* Not Stated TBC
Under 63kg RES1 Lucy RENSHALL# S.K.K. n/a
Under 63kg RES2 Lubjana PIOVESANA# Bishop Challoner n/a
Under 70kg Sally CONWAY* Edinburgh Opted Out
Under 70kg Gemma HOWELL* Wolverhampton Opted Out
Under 70kg Kelly PETERSEN-POLLARD Hardy Spicer 83 TBC
Under 78kg Natalie POWELL* Irfon Opted In
Under 78kg Emma REID Redbridge TBC
Under 78kg RES1 Shelley LUDFORD# Osaka n/a
Over   78kg Sarah ADLINGTON Edinburgh TBC

*  Fighter Selected at First Stage.

#  Fighter Selected as non-travelling Reserve.

Due to this unprecedented time that we are in and the subsequent cancellation of IJF/EJU and domestic events worldwide, and British Judo’s Return to Competition Risk Assessment published on the 9 October 2020 following a comprehensive consultation process, it was decided to consider additional fighters for this event in line with the Tokyo and Paris strategy, considering the opportunity to expose Paris potential fighters to a Senior championship event as part of their longer-term development.

These delayed Second & Final Stage Selections have been made and announced within the timelines set out in the recent British Judo’s Return to Competition Risk Assessment communication, being week 43, week commencing 19 October.

This now completes the GB Selections for the 2020 Senior European Championships.

All selected fighters have the right to “Opt-Out” without judgement and decline their selection and participation at this event due to any concerns they may have around the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Opt-in Video Calls will take place from w/c 26th October.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the short amount of time before the Championships, there will not be any opportunity on this occasion to hold a European Preparation Camp or Team Media Session.

As per the 2020 Senior European Championships selection procedure, all selected fighters MUST compete in Adidas Judogi that will be (or already has been) provided by British Judo.  Fighters will be required to supply and fix their own backpatches to their Adidas Judogi and supply their own belt.

All selections continue to be dependent on fighters adhering to British Judo’s Performance Programme and Code of Conduct Policy.

Full event arrangements including Covid-19 protocols and requirements will be send to all members of the GB Delegation in due course.  Anyone found breaking Covid-19 Protocols which puts the remainder of the GB Delegation at risk will be withdrawn from the event with immediate effect.

I am sure you will join us in wishing the selected fighters every success at this prestigious event.

IMPORTANT NOTE – If it is deemed unsafe to attend the 2020 European Championships in the run up to the event and the risk too high, then British Judo reserve the right to withdraw the whole team with immediate effect. The Covid situation here in the UK, Prague, and Europe, will be continually assessed on a week-to-week basis.