COV Awards

COV Awards

From your club parent helper, to an area referee, right up to performance coaches; volunteers, officials and coaches are the lifeblood of our sport, without whom our sport would look very different. The JudoScotland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering awards are our way of showing our thanks and appreciation for their continued hard work.

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2021 Lifetime Achievement Awards

The 2021 awards acknowledge the positive influence the individual have had universally on Judo in Scotland. We are honoured to have these individuals as part of our sport:

Jean & Alistair Davidson
Janice & George Graham
Marjorie & Keith Ruddick
Margaret & Andrew Mckenna
Thomas Brown
Ramsay Thomson
John Barrington
Jo Imrie

The 2019 Award Winners

Young Coach of the Year – David Scobbie (Tayside)
Young Person’s Coach of the Year – 
Jack Smith (Tanoshii JC)
Young Volunteer of the Year – 
Jasmin Willingale (Dumfries Judo Academy)
Volunteer of the Year – 
Craig Ross (Randori Judo)
Technical Official of the Year – 
Andrew McWatt (Clyde JC)
Community Coach of the Year – 
Alexander Reid (Shettleston JC)
Disability Coach of the Year – 
John D’Ambrosio (Hamilton)
Lifetime Achievement in Volunteering – 
Thomas Brown (Milton Judo Club)
Lifetime Achievement in Coaching – 
John Barrington (Randori JC)
Outstanding Achievements in Judo – 
Chris Murphy (Shettleston JC)
Outstanding Achievements in Judo – 
Sam Ingram


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