Dear NIJF Membership

It is with sincere regret I must inform everyone that, due to personal circumstances, myself and Averil have resigned as Chair and Secretary of the Board of Directors of the NIJF with immediate effect.

Averil has also resigned as NIJF Office Administrator and will leave the post at the start of December.

This has been a tough decision to make but has been necessary for us both to do so.

We would like to thank all those who have supported us over the last number of years, members, coaches, parents, officials and referees, in the various roles we have both undertaken for the NIJF, many of you we have come to know as friends.

We have seen Northern Ireland Judo change for the better over the last number of years due to the hard work and determination of every person involved, from Board level to grassroots, we have both enjoyed being part of that journey.

We would like to thank the remaining Board members for their unwavering support to us and their dedication to the NIJF.

We would like to wish Mark Harris, Interim Chair and Rebecca Cuckoo, secretarial, all the best in their new roles and we would hope that the membership continue to give their full support.

We will still be involved in Judo events (when we get the chance to get back to them!) so will look forward to seeing you all again at some point.

Bill and Averil