Welcome to JudoMark the club development tool that can help your club progress to the next level!
Club accreditation schemes can often seem daunting, but here at JudoScotland, we are looking to change the club’s experience into a positive one. We see JudoMark as a club development tool, where clubs can pick and mix the different areas that meet their clubs’ needs. Our aim as a governing body is to ensure that all our affiliated clubs have access to the resources they need to make Judo a safe and welcoming place for anyone who walks into a dojo.

The bonus is if you choose to complete all areas of JudoMark your club will then receive JudoMark accreditation which will open up a variety of club benefits, benefit your club when working with local partners and may even open up funding opportunities!
To get access to this resource email your CSO for more information.


Great governance is key to the success of any club. JudoMark can provide clubs with the resources they need to develop robust policies and procedures which will lay the foundations for great governance.

Areas covered by governance include:

  • Club Constitution
  • Equality
  • Legal Structure
  • Compliance
  • Disciplinary procedure

Safeguarding & Wellbeing

Everyone has the right to have their well-being and human rights protected. JudoMark provides the frameworks you need to show your club’s commitment to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of its members.

Areas covered by safeguarding & wellbeing include:

  • PVG Checks
  • Safeguarding Policy
  • Child Welfare Officer Credentials and Procedure
  • First Aid Credentials
  • Anti-Bullying Policy
  • Incident report forms

People Development

A club’s commitment to its workforce through its development of staff and volunteers will improve the provision of judo as well as the sustainability and safety within the club. JudoMark can help set up procedures to support your workforce.

Areas covered by people development include:

  • Volunteer and Staff Qualifications
  • Volunteer and Coach Recruitment
  • Induction Process
  • Role Descriptors

Club Management

Excellent day-to-day management of a club can result in a successful club. The JudoMark Club Management checklist helps to ensure you have everything in place for a solidly run club.

Areas covered by club management include:

  • Organisational Structure
  • Consent Forms
  • Social Media Policy
  • Mission Statement
  • Action Plan
  • Codes of Conducts

Become a JudoMark Club and access a new level of exclusive club benefits!

  • A JudoMark digital toolkit to promote your club and its achievement of becoming a JudoScotland Accredited Club, including social media banners, editable posters to print, press release for local newspapers and a JudoMark logo to use for your club;
  • Recognised as a ‘JudoMark Club’ on the JudoScotland website’s ‘club finder’;
  • Confidence in the knowledge that your club has up-to-date policies and procedures in place that demonstrate a commitment to the safety and security of your club and its members;
  • Club Accreditation will help you to meet the requirements for access to Active Schools programmes;
  • A JudoScotland ’Spotlight’ feature on your club, raising its profile both nationally and in your community;
  • 1 free entry annually for a JudoScotland CPD event for each qualified Coach*;
  • 1 free place every 3 years on a Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport training course for every Coach and Club Welfare Officer**;
  • 1 free place every 3 years on Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport Officer training for Club Welfare Officers*;
  • Free spectator tickets for the club for the Scottish Open (5 tickets per day);
  • Provides an environment that could help increase membership retention;
  • A mechanism for marketing and recruiting new members;
  • Increases your chances of attracting volunteer support.

*The free CPD does not include The Gathering

**Only applies to those Coaches and Club Welfare Officers listed on JudoMark paperwork annually.

If you would like to access free JudoMark resources or find out more about how your club can get involved, contact your CSO for more information.

Contact Your CSO To Find Out More
If you are starting a new club, or would like to continue to develop your existing club, you should ensure that you have everything that is required for affiliation in place and up to date before embarking on your JudoMark journey.


JudoScotland values the hard work of our member clubs without whom we wouldn’t be able to develop Judo in Scotland.


We want to make judo accessible to whoever wants to take part, as a JudoScotland member you will have access to a variety of benefits.


Coaches are at the front line of judo and are an integral part of clubs. We provide continuous professional development for coaches already on the pathway.

"If there is effort, there is always accomplishment."

Jigoro Kano