The British Judo Northern Area is going through a transitional period at present, a new committee with Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer is now in place, our aim to increase the profile of Northern Area, from new beginners at grass roots judo to top level senior competitive players.
A coaching team has been appointed and a plan has been devised with events for all levels of judoka has been put together. We now have a coaching team of minors coach, pre-cadet and cadet girls coach, pre-cadet and cadet boys coach, junior and senior squad coach and squad manager overseeing progress of them all.
The committee is further boosted with the positions of Examiner, Area Technical Director, Referees Co-ordinator and Competitions Co-ordinator now all being filled, this gives us a strong team in place moving forward.
We have already organised our first Regional Schools Competition in January this year and will be following this up with the Pre-Cadet & Cadet Open Competition in June, the Junior & Senior Open Competition in July followed by the 2019 British Judo Schools Regional Competition in September.
The popular Multi-Event days are giving Northern Area players from Minors through to Seniors of all abilities the opportunity to get together and take part in Training, Randoori and Kata sessions.
We aim to bring clubs closer by working together, supporting each other, promoting events, ensuring Northern Area Judo continues to grow our clubs, players and squads develop to their full potential and more people are encouraged to take up and enjoy Judo.