As part of The Gathering 2023, we were pleased to host the JudoScotland Annual General Meeting 2023. With a busy agenda, we are pleased to update our memberships with the following updates:

Board of Directors

Ahead of this year’s AGM, JudoScotland gave notice for the nomination of two directors and a treasurer to join our Board to help realise our new strategic plan ‘Judo For All’. After a comprehensive election period, our member clubs have elected two directors and treasurer.

We are pleased to welcome back Susan Wright to the Board who will continue in her role as Director for one more term. On her appointment Susie said; “I believe judo is for all and there’s a pathway for everyone I’ve been involved in delivering training courses for new officials and promoting our current volunteer workforce and want to continue over the next 4 years helping to upskill and increase that workforce.”

We are also delighted to welcome Jason Moore to the Board, bringing with them a wealth of experience. On his appointment, Jason said “I am delighted to be voted on to the JudoScotland Board, it is something that I have thought about for a lot of years and what I hoped I could bring to the members of JudoScotland. I am hopeful I can add a lot of experience both in the world of Judo coaching and with my competitive history. I am very much looking forward to seeing what I can bring to the board to help the team develop Judo in Scotland.”

Both board members bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge that will help JudoScotland realise its goals as set out in our new strategy ‘Judo For All’.

We were also pleased to re-appoint Graham Campbell as the Treasurer of the Company.

JudoScotland would like to thank all candidates for putting themselves forward for these roles.

Articles of Association

One of JudoScotland’s key goals identified in our ‘Judo For All’ strategy is Corporate Excellence, and as part of this review, The JudoScotland Proposed the following amendments to the Articles of Association, a summary of which can be found here.

We are pleased that our member clubs have shared in this ambition and have voted to implement these changes.

JudoScotland President

At this years AGM, we were delighted to welcome Dr George Kerr 10th Dan, who has accepted the new position of President Emeritus of JudoScotland. After a comprehensive nominations process and unanimous agreement from the Board, George will be succeeded by Colin McIver 9th as President of JudoScotland. Watch this space as we share more about this appointment, in the coming days.