The NIJF History

Over the past few months, our President, Dr. Richard Briggs has been compiling our history from the inception of the NIJF to the present day. His work chronicles events, competition and event successes, the personalities involved and the stories that come from them. This is an ongoing chronicle and now Richard would like to hear…

Online Resources Expressions of Interest

Expressions of interest – Online resources: Northern Ireland Judo are looking for expressions of interest to help us develop online member resources. Initially, the execution of this will involve the filming and editing of Judo techniques, fitness exercises, and some club introductions with various coaches across the Federation in varied locations. Secondary to this, it…

Welcome to Gail

The NIJF Board of Directors are delighted to announce the appointment of Gail Reid as Office Administrator. A little bit more about Gail… Over 30 years of administration experience primarily with Bombardier, Belfast, Gail joins the NIJF team with a wealth of experience. Outside of work, Gail has an interest in Holistic Therapies including massage…

New NIJF Website Coming Soon

As part of our drive to welcome more people into Judo from all walks of life, in a few months, the NIJF will be launching a new online platform which will be a complete solution for members, new members, coaches, volunteers, and competitors. With a brand new and SEO optimised search function, anyone looking to…

Tell Your Story

#TellYourStory  The five Sports Councils have made two important appointments as part of the next steps of The Tackling Racism and Racial Inequality in Sport initiative. The Chief Executives of Sport Northern Ireland, UK Sport, Sport England, Sport Scotland, and Sport Wales have joined forces to tackle racism and racial inequalities across their nations by developing a…

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.…