Refereeing Awards

All of the current refereeing awards a listed below, alongside the badge worn by the referee.

More details on each of the awards can be found in the refereeing handbook available to download by clicking here.

To apply for any of these awards, either contact your Area Refereeing Representative or find the next available refereeing course on our Events Calendar.

Referee Education 19/20

Course                                  Venue                                  Date                                      Lead

 

Club                                       Bushido Judo kwai           6th October 2019               Mike Guatieri

Area                                       Bushido Judo kwai           6th October 2019               Neil Lawcock

Club                                       Tora Judo kwai                 2nd November 2019         Mark Waterhouse

Area                                       Tora Judo kwai                 16th November 2019       Mark Waterhouse

 

CLUB REFEREE

The Club Referee award is the first entry point for the British refereeing system.Key Requirements: Green belt, 12+ years old

Typical Events: Club and smaller area events

AREA REFEREE

The Area Referee award is the second level of refereeing qualification awarded by British Judo.

Key Requirements: Blue belt, 15+ years old

Typical Events: Area and club events

Referee in Charge: Club events (Level 1)

NATIONAL C REFEREE

The National C Referee award is the third level of refereeing qualification awarded by British Judo.

Key Requirements: Brown belt, 18+ years old (or 16+ with Club Referee experience)

Typical Events: Area and club events

Referee in Charge: Lower level area and club events (Level 2)

NATIONAL B REFEREE

The National B Referee award is the fourth level of refereeing qualification awarded by British Judo.

Key Requirements: Brown belt, 19+ years old (or 18+ with Club Referee experience)

Typical Events: National events, area ranking events and non-ranking events

Referee in Charge: Non ranking area and club events (Level 3)

NATIONAL A REFEREE

The National A Referee award is the fifth level of refereeing qualification and is the highest technical refereeing level that British Judo award.

Key Requirements: 1st Dan black belt, 21+ years old (or 20+ with Club Referee experience)

Typical Events: National Championships, National events and area ranking events

Referee in Charge: National events and area ranking events (Level 4)

SENIOR NATIONAL REFEREE

The Senior National Referee award is an honorary award for those who have consistently performed to a high standard at British events and play a key role as referees in charge and in the development and training of referees. The same technical refereeing level as the National A award is required.

Key Requirements: 3rd Dan black belt with distinguished service to British Judo as a referee

Typical Events: National Championships, National events and area ranking events

Referee in Charge: National events and area ranking events (Level 4)

CONTINENTAL REFEREE

The Continental Referee award is awarded by the European Judo Union (EJU) according to IJF rules.

Key Requirements: 2nd Dan, BJA Approval

Typical Events: National Championships, European Cups and European Opens

Referee in Charge: British Championships, National events and area ranking events

INTERNATIONAL REFEREE

The International Referee award is awarded by the International Judo Federation (IJF) according to their rules.

Key Requirements: 3rd Dan, BJA and EJU Approval

Typical Events: National Championships, European Cups, European Opens and International and European Selections

Referee in Charge: British Championships, National Events and area ranking events