The Judo Wellbeing Portfolio is Expanding

Congratulations to Russell Brown, our Lead Designated Liaison Person for Safeguarding, on passing his examinations for delivery and “train the trainer” on the effects of adverse child experiences. As part of our on-going mission to deliver education and the best practice approach to our coaches, volunteers and members, Russell will now be able to deliver…

Bill and Averil step down

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.…

Mary Peters Trust – Funding Open

Mary Peters Trust have opened applications for funding for 2020. But you will have to be quick… NI Judo applications must be submitted by 5pm Tuesday 20th October to be considered. This gives time for applications to be reviewed and endorsement considered before the MPT closing date of 26th October. Applications submitted after 20th October…

Sported supporting the NIJF clubs

Sported are an established charity helping numerous sporting organisations across the UK. They offer mentorship and assistance with the facets of sports away from the mats, the pitch and the court. They are all about growth, sustainability and providing expert support in the areas that clubs may need it. This includes: Business Planning Fundraising Finance…

UKAD Update

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has today published the 2021 UK Anti-Doping Rules which will come into effect on 1 January 2021. These Rules govern anti-doping in the UK and set out the requirements for athletes and sports in line with the changes that will be introduced by the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code. The 2021 Code will…

Parents in Sport Week

Judo as we know it may not be part of the day to day lives that we have, but rest assured we have not stopped our compliance and more importantly the focus on the well-being of our younger and the vulnerable members of our Judo community. This week is parents in sport week, and we…

Covid-19 Update (25/09/20)

Following the recent announcements from the Northern Ireland Executive, we have reviewed the advice and currently the changes do not affect Phase 1 of the NIJF “Safe Return To Judo” guidelines for clubs, therefore our guidance remains unchanged and clubs should continue to follow the Phase 1 guidelines.   Useful Links N I Government – https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-regulations-guidance-and-what-they-mean-you…