The Area Referee award is the second level of refereeing qualification awarded by British Judo.
To attempt the Area award, you must be at least 15 years old, 2nd Kyu/15th Mon and had at least 1 year experience at club level. Alternatively, candidates may enter refereeing directly at this level if they meet the entry criteria of at least 15 years, 2nd Kyu/15th Mon.
The training module for the Area Referee award is run over 1 day and focusses on all of the basic needs of a judo referee including shime-waza and kansetsu-waza, the examination is a separate day where the referee will be refereeing at an event after having had some practice events as a trainee/club referee.
On successful completion of the training module, theory examination and practical assessment, candidates will receive a British Judo Association Area Referee award and will be able to referee in appropriate events. This will include Dan grading’s at over 16 years old.