JudoScotland is delighted to announce the appointment of Rick Kenney OBE 8th Dan to the role of JudoScotland Director of Examiners. Following a comprehensive recruitment process, the Nominations Committee recommended Rick based on his wealth of experience and knowledge which will have a positive impact in developing this area of the sport.

Rick will play a vital role over the next 4 years working with JudoScotland’s Business Delivery Team to recruit, train and supervise Senior Examiners, and to deliver, develop and promote opportunities for Scottish judoka to participate in the BJA Dan grade scheme.

On his appointment, Rick said, “I look forward to working with the team of Senior Examiners to provide wider opportunities for all judoka to progress along the grading pathway, both competitive and technical.”

JudoScotland CEO, Judith McCleary added, “Gradings reward the development and accomplishments of judoka during what we encourage as lifelong involvement in the sport. The pride associated with earning grades at all levels is something to recognise and embrace. In the coming months, we will start a review of our gradings at all levels and I am delighted that Rick will be involved in shaping the Dan grade syllabus as part of this review.”

JudoScotland would like to wish Rick the best of luck in the role.