In 2011 and in partnership with Scottish Disability Sport, JudoScotland created the Judo Inclusion Group (JIG) to take on the role of Disability Judo and to work together to shape the future. The vision of this group was simple, increase the number of people with a disability participating in our sport and to increase the number of coaches working with disability athletes within clubs. The key to success was the education of our coaches and by focusing on the clubs ability to cater for athletes with all disabilities.
Following the expansion of the JudoScotland, our Governing Body has never been in such a strong position to face the many challenges in recruiting and retaining young athletes with disabilities. Judo Clubs are essential to this development.
If your club is currently working or would like to know more about how to work with athletes with a disability, please download and complete our questionnaire below which will allow us a better understand what your club hopes to gain from the involvement and can help with anything needed.
If you have a disability and would like to get involved in Judo, please contact StephenSomerville@judoscotland.com or by phone at 0131 333 2981 and we can help you find a club that will suit your level and needs.