Scottish referee Graeme Maclachlan has been promoted to the highest level of referee recognised by the International Judo Federation at this weekend’s Madrid European Open. Graeme successfully completed his examination under the supervision of IJF Head Refereeing Director, Daniel Lascau to become an IJF A Referee.

Graeme, shortly after his promotion, said: “I am very proud to represent both Great Britain and Scotland. This has been a dream for me for many years and I’m thankful to all my friends and colleagues who have encouraged and motivated me without each and every one of you I could not have come close to achieving this result.”JudoScotland would like to congratulate Graeme on this tremendous achievement, which is a true reflection of his hard work and dedication to the role. We look forward to seeing Graeme represent Scotland at future major championships.