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Posted: 14/10/2020


JudoScotland are delighted to announce that Richard Kenney has been honoured by the Queen with an OBE, what a fantastic honour for Richard who has dedicated his life to sport with the majority of that in Judo.

Richard currently holds the grade of 7th Dan and has a Judo CV to be proud of, travelling the world as competitor has been followed by a lifetime of service to our sport as Richard currently holds the positions of President of the Commonwealth Judo Association and is Vice President of JudoScotland. Richard has also held many high positions within local authorities and currently holds the positions of Vice Chair and Chair for Scottish Club Sport and ClubSport Borders respectively.

Richard has attended a number of Commonwealth Games with Scotland and was appointed Olympic Team Manager for GB Athens 2004. He gives a lot of his time to sport in his local area but also finds time to support all of our coaching initiatives including masterclasses, clinics, grading’s, kata courses and is usually one of the first names on the list to attend the JudoScotland Gathering.

I am sure you would like to join JudoScotland in sending our congratulations to Richard on his OBE and here is to many more years on the tatami.