The 2019 Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards

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The 2019 Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards

Posted: 07/10/2019

The Gathering weekend played host to the 2019 JudoScotland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering 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 things 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 throughout the year.

It was great to finally get to congratulate and celebrate all of our deserving winners on Saturday evening, and to hear all about the invaluable work they have done over the past year.  We couldn't run judo-in-Scotland without these individuals, and hope that others will be inspired by everything they have achieved and continue to achieve. 

In addition to these awards, we also announced another: Outstanding Achievements in Judo Award. The JudoScotland Board of Directors have introduced this award due to two outstanding judoka achieving significant milestones in recent times.  If this new addition to our awards roster becomes an annual award, it will mean that judoka in Scotland are consistently achieving on a level that we generally experience once or twice a decade.

This accolade went to two recipients: Chris Murphy and Sam Ingram. Murphy is a British, European and World Champion, whilst the recently retired Ingram is a two-time IBSA European Champion, a three-time Paralympian, a Paralympic Bronze medallist at Beijing in 2008 and a Silver medallist in London 2012, the current IBSA World Championship silver medallist and a Senior British Championship medallist.  Both are outstanding judoka and deserving winners of this new award.


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

Once again, congratulations and thank you for all your efforts!