We are delighted to announce that Luke Struthers has been appointed as Lead Wellbeing & Protection Officer at JudoScotland on a full-time basis.  Luke’s appointment comes after a comprehensive recruitment process which saw over 30 applicants and multiple rounds of interviews.

Luke will continue to build on the great work of Safeguarding & Wellbeing Executive, Colin Aitken, who will step down from the role on Monday 31st of July. Colin held this position on a volunteer basis until 2018 when he joined the staff team part-time, has been pivotal in the expansion of safeguarding and wellbeing within the organisation and has assisted in the development of our new strategic plan, ‘Judo For All’, that aims to embed safeguarding and wellbeing throughout the entire organisation. JudoScotland would like to take this opportunity to thank Colin for his hard work,

On his appointment Luke said, ‘I am looking forward to beginning my new role at JudoScotland, and continuing the great work that Colin has achieved over the last few years, helping to ensure the wellbeing of all participants in judo in Scotland. Practicing sport, and judo in particular, has so many benefits, and I feel that everyone should be able to enjoy sport in a fun and safe environment appropriate to their needs. I look forward to supporting judo clubs to continue the great work they do delivering judo, and helping them make their clubs an even safer space for people to enjoy this amazing sport’.

Luke, who currently holds the position of Regional Development Officer for the West of Scotland, will start in the new role on the 7th of August. I am sure you will join us in wishing Luke every success in his new position. If you would like to get in touch with Luke to discuss a wellbeing & protection matter, you can do so via email LukeStruthers@JudoScotland.com or call on 07495 836 223.