Registration is now open for the British Special Needs/Visually Impaired School Championships 2018 at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, taking place on Sunday 18th March 2018.

Last year saw the successful launch of the first British Special Needs/Visually Impaired Schools Championships with 47 athletes giving it their best with the support from their families and coaches to achieve their medal successes – and all with a smile and a hug.

Entry process:

Entry via the online page takes only a couple of minutes to complete and will ensure that your entry is processed correctly and the payment is processed immediately via our secure system. By using the online booking page, it will eliminate the chance of your entry getting lost in the post, processing errors of your details and allow a secure payment to be made.

Who is eligible to compete?

This is a Level 3 development event which is open to all school children and college students with special needs and visual impairment in England, Scotland, Ireland or Wales. Players must be a minimum of 8 years of age and a maximum of 21 years of age on the day of the event. All players must hold a full Judo licence with one of the following governing bodies: BJA, JudoScotland; WJA; NIJF; BJC or AJA.

The closing date for entries will be Friday 16th February 2018.

For more information about the British Special Needs/Visually Impaired School Championships, please click here

To register for the British Special Needs/Visually Impaired School Championships, please click here

Coach Registration

As a part of a new registration process, coaches are now required to register themselves pre-event for the upcoming British Schools Championships and British Special Needs/Visually Impaired Championships.

Without registering yourself before the Championships on 17th/18th March 2018, you will not be able to coach matside during the event.

The process will only take a couple of minutes and will allow for a more efficient registration process on the day for both athlete and coach.

If you experience technical difficulties or have any questions, please contact our Events Team on 01509 631695 or email