British Judo Chairman, Ronnie Saez, has been elected to the European Judo Union’s (EJU) Executive Committee in the role of Education Director.
Saez is one of 16 members that has been elected to the EJU Board alongside new President Laszlo Toth.
Saez has been Chairman of the British Judo Federation since July 2015 and was Vice Chairman for 4 years prior to that.
Earlier this year he stepped down from his role as Chairman of Judo Scotland, after 10 years, in order to take on the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer and currently holds the position of Secretary and Treasurer of the Commonwealth Judo Association in addition to being Chairman of Clyde Judo Club.
6th Dan Saez is a huge advocate for Masters Judo in the UK and is a 6-time medallist at British National Masters Championships, three of which were British Champion. Saez also represented GB Judo at the World Veterans Championships in 2002.
Speaking after the Extraordinary Congress in Vienna, Saez said: “It is an incredible honour to be elected to the European Judo Union Board as Education Director. I look forward to working alongside President Toth and the rest of the board in what promises to be an exciting few years for European Judo.”
British Judo CEO Andrew Scoular was first to congratulate Saez on his achievement: “This is a fantastic achievement by Ronnie. He is a fantastic ambassador for the sport and it is great to see this recognised by the EJU.
“To have a member elected to the EJU Board shows just how far British Judo has progressed in recent years both on and off the mat.”
Everybody at British Judo wishes Ronnie all the best in his new role.