The 8th Annual British Judo Awards Dinner – The Nominees

Tonight British Judo will be pleased to welcome over 290 people to the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, for the 8th Annual British Judo Awards Dinner. The Awards are an ever important event in the British Judo Calendar, which gives us all the chance to recognise and celebrate the club volunteers, coaches, referees, officials and athletes who have achieved so much over the past year.

The number of nominations received this year goes to show the dedication and commitment of volunteers we have in our sport. Although we can only have one winner in each category, all of our volunteers make a positive difference in the judo family.

Nominees for the 2014 British Judo Awards:

Young Referee of the Year

Amy Oram, Yate Star Judo Club

Nathan Gallacher, Samurai Judo Club

Tommy Ryan, Warrington Warjukwai Judo Club

Wyn Williams, Ifron Judo Club


Referee of the Year

Dan Harris, Pinewood Judo Club

David Stanley

Ellis Wilkes, Bishop Challoner RC School JC


Official of the Year

Debbie Smethurst

Peter Foster, Alness Judo Club

Steve Wilkins, Edgewood Judo Club


Young Volunteer of the Year

Ewan Baker, South Brent Judo Club

Michael Yates, Northbrook Kyu Shin Kai

Rachel and Sarah Barrett, South Shields Judo Club


Event Volunteer of the Year

Chris Riley, Cobra Judo Club

Karen French, Chichester Ronin

Roy Francis, Aireborough & Wharfedale Judo Club

Tam Brown, Milton Judo Club


Club Volunteer of the Year

David Martin, Redcar Judo Club

Georgie Lomas, Northampton Judo Club

Lisa Powell, New Cross Martial Arts Judo Club

Paul Robinson, University of Nottingham Judo Club


Club Coach of the Year

Craig Capton, Tora Kai Judo Club

Dave Cotterill, Bromsgrove Judo Kwai

Mark Scott, Renrukan Judo Club

Sophie Cox, Bacup Judo Club


Volunteer of the Year

Adele Jones, Ryecroft Judo Club

Andy Parton, Miramar Judo Club

Peter Seymour, Kin Ryu Judo Club

Steve Pullen MBE, Umston Judo Club


Club of Year

Ryedale Judo Club

South Brent Judo Club

South Shields Judo Club

University of Nottingham Judo Club


Player awards will be announced on the evening. Congratulations to all those nominated for this year’s awards. It is the time, dedication and committed hard work of all our volunteers that keeps our sport alive.