The British Judo Association and National Referee’s Commission are pleased to announce that one of our Referees has been selected to officiate at an upcoming EJU event.

Samurai Judo Club’s Stefan Newbury has been selected to referee at the 2017 European Club Championships – Europa League in Wuppertal, Germany from 25 – 26 November.

Newbury obtained his International Judo Federation (IJF) Continental Referee qualification in April 2016 at the Lignano Junior European Cup in Italy, following a gruelling three day practical and theory assessment of his credentials.

NRC (Keith Merrick – Technical Lead):

“It’s nice to see that our recently qualified IJF referees are now starting to get the rewards that they have worked so hard for. It is not easy to be selected for major events as Europe has over 300 IJF referees to select from.”

The next progression on the Official’s Development Ladder is the IJF’s International qualification, the highest refereeing award in the sport.

British Judo have enjoyed a good 2017 to date with the following referees attending major events:

Stefan Newbury European Club Championships – Europa League EJU Seminar
Dave Stanley EJU Seminar
Keith Merrick IJF Seminar Veteran European Championships IBSA European Championships
Lisa Harrison Cadet European Championships IBSA European Championships
Martin Rivers IBSA European Championships
Graeme Maclachlan IBSA European Championships
Andrew Tremlett Veteran European Championships