JudoScotland is the sportscotland recognised governing body for the Olympic sport of Judo within Scotland. Founded in 1988 JudoScotland celebrated its twenty-first birthday in 2009. JudoScotland represents Scottish Judoka (judo players), Coaches, Officials, Clubs and our National Squad.
Following the awarding of the Olympic Games to London (2012) and the upcoming Commonwealth Games to Glasgow (2014), JudoScotland recognises the unique opportunity that now exists to show case our sport in the UK and specifically Scotland. Recognising this once on a lifetime combination of factors and opportunities becoming available to Judo as we move forward, JudoScotlands aspirations for the period though to 2014 can be summarised in the Izou 2014 Strategic Plan as:
Build Scottish pride in our judoka, coaches, programmes through international success/representation at Olympic, Paralympic, World Cup, World Championships, European Championships and Commonwealth Games competitions.
To offer every primary school child in Scotland the opportunity to pull on a judo jacket, tie a belt and score a point.
Provide athletes at all levels of competition the opportunity to experience our sport and to develop as good judoka, good citizens and advocates of sport.
Recruit, develop, enhance and value volunteers.