Postponed - JudoGirlsRock: The Festival

Get involved! Finding your nearest Judo club is easy, Get started here...

29 March Postponed - JudoGirlsRock: The Festival image

Postponed - JudoGirlsRock: The Festival

Posted: 28/02/2020

In light of the current announcements by the Westminster Government, Scottish Government and NHS Scotland that “everyone in the UK should now avoid non-essential travel and contact with others”, JudoScotland had no alternative other than to take the decision to postpone this Festival. 

The wellbeing, health and safety of all judoka, coaches and volunteers continues to be at the forefront of our thoughts and therefore – against the current background – we could not in all conscience proceed with the staging of the Festival.

The postponing of the event was not a decision taken lightly and we will look to reschedule the ‘JGR Festival’ at the very earliest opportunity and we look forward to welcoming you all at a later date.  

All bookings/reservations will be honoured and participants will be contacted when a future date for this event has been finalised. 


To register a place on the waiting list, please email with your membership number, name and contact details.


As a celebration of our recent #JudoGirlsRock (JGR) programme JudoScotland are hosting JudoGirlsRock: The Festival at Xcite Craigswood Sports Centre, Livingston on Sunday 29 March. The Festival will be hosted by our Development team and we will be joined by the club coaches from JGR clubs who will deliver a jumbo session of fun, activities and challenges alongside our three fantastic ambassadors:

Sally Conway – Olympic, World & European medallist

Josie Steele – 2018 Glasgow European Open Champion, 2019 British Champion

Rachel Tytler – 2019 Commonwealth Tournament Champion, British Squad Member

This year’s programme saw 9 judo clubs receive funding from the Scottish Government’s Women and Girls Fund to introduce women and girls to the amazing sport of judo and this year’s Festival will bring these female judoka from Carnegie, Focus, Jidel Judo 93, Just-Judo, Judo Club Esprit, Lochaber, Movement Park, Edinburgh University and Strathclyde University together with young judoka from across Scotland for a sessions to remember!

 The session will consist of:

  • Learn from the best – see and try the techniques used by our 3 JGR Ambassadors;
  • Q & A – Hear about how they started judo and what it was like for them as a girl as they progressed from beginner to Champion;
  • Physical and technical challenges – win cool prizes by completing our exciting challenges.
  • Fun – mix with others from different clubs, share stories and play judo!
  • All participants will receive an exclusive #JudoGirlsRock metal water bottle, featuring the signature of our very own Sally Conway!

General Information:

Video recording of the activities may take place at this event; photographs may also be taken for promotional purposes including publication on websites and social media. By signing the entry form you indicate your acceptance of these conditions and parents (in the absence of any expressed objection) provide their consent to the taking and use of photos/videos.
We will use the information provided on this form so that we can: process your entry or booking onto a course, event or competition; and to communicate with you in relation to your attendance at that event.  The full JudoScotland Privacy Notice can be viewed at:
All information supplied will only be used for event organisation purposes.
This is a development event and we ask all coaches to positively support all participants throughout the event.
Entry forms must be completed by the child’s parent or legal guardian (if the child is under 16 years of age). Coaches or club officials must not sign this form.
There will be a short break during the session for refreshments and there is a cafe within the sports centre where tea, coffee and refreshments can be purchased.