N.I. Schools Championship comes back to the LeisurePlex in 2019

The Northern Ireland Schools Judo Championships comes back to the Leisureplex in Lisburn this June. Bringing together the young judoka from across Northern Ireland, the Schools Championship is a development event for competitors under the age of 18, with participants competing on the day to be crowned the Northern Ireland Schools Champion for their age…

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N.I. Closed “a great day of competition”

The Northern Ireland Closed Championships took place in the Foyle Arena on Sunday the 17th February and the feedback from the event has been excellent. Competitors from Juniors to Masters across all weight categories took part, with some fantastic judo on display from both the young and adult players. As well as judoka from across…

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Adaptive judo day hailed as a “great success”

Sunday 10th February was a successful day for the NI Judo Federation. Disability Sport NI awarded the NI Judo Federation with the Inclusive Sport Award. This is a governing body recognition award for showing commitment to Inclusion within the Sport. This was presented  to Bill Taggart (Chairman) by Disability Sport NI’s (CEO) Kevin O’Neill, at…

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NIJF stage first ever coaching conference

On Sunday 27th January the coaches, volunteers and staff from the NIJF convened in the Ulster University, Jordanstown for their first ever coaching conference. Bringing together a wealth of experience from the guest speakers, the conference focused on “well-being in Judo” and how to make the sport a place that has understanding for the health…

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2018 IJF Content Rule Changes

The new rules are being introduced following a planned review by the International Judo Federation of the significant rule changes made in 2017. The rules are intended to improve the dynamism of the sport and encourage wins by technical scores, rather than penalties, and address feedback from athletes, coaches, referees and others. Please click on…

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Sports Governance Guide for Northern Ireland

An online Sports Governance Guide for Northern Ireland, developed by a multi-agency working group, has been launched at an All Party Group on Sport and Recreation at Parliament Buildings on Thursday 9th November. The working group which developed the guide was led by NI Sports Forum and Sport Northern Ireland, is based on the Code…

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