British Judo is pleased to announce that, following the recent Presidential  and Board elections Rowena Birch has been named as the new President of the Association with Paul Ajala and Ben Quilter elected to join the Board.

Following an independent election, Rowena Birch polled the most votes in the three-way election also featuring Loretta Doyle and Colin Draycott.

All British Judo A-Clubs were encouraged to vote for the right to name the next President and all three candidates have spent the past month campaigning for votes.

The role of the President is primarily to act as an ambassador for the sport of Judo and to represent the British Judo Association by attending, when required, World and European events. The President also Chairs the British Judo Council

Birch commented: “I would like to thank the clubs for their confidence in voting for me and I look forward to working with the Council and supporting the Board to ensure that British Judo remains a  dynamic, progressive, inclusive, and competitive nation in the world.”

In the second election, Paul Ajala and Ben Quilter have been elected to the British Judo Board as Non-Executive Directors. They were both nominated for the skills, knowledge, experience and drive to help run our Association.

All three will formally begin following the British Judo  AGM on the 6th November 2021

The Association would like to Congratulate Rowena, Paul and Ben on a successful election. We are looking forward to working them all over their coming term!