Statement regarding the resignation of Mark Harris from the NIJF Board of Directors.
Mark Harris has submitted his resignation to the Board of Directors, and this has been accepted with effect from 3rd November 2023.
Mark joined the Board in May 2018 as Vice Chairman, and in his five plus years of service as a volunteer Director, Mark has made an immeasurable difference to the Federation with his input and skillsets.
Moving from the Vice Chair role into Chairman over the Covid19 pandemic, Mark made it his priority to get people back to Judo, safely, as fast as possible and with support from the Federation both in compliance and with funded safety requirements at the time.
Passionate about Judo and sport, his role also encompassed the Lead for Anti-Doping and his completion of the UKAD framework ensured robust standards and compliance for the Federation as a platform for the future.
Mark was also an original member of the Inclusion Focus Group, which created the foundations for the Adaptive and VI squad initiatives which are now reaping rewards for those that are involved and participating in.
Mark now plans to use some free time to spend with his family, bringing his skills to Sonkei Judo in Ballycastle and working on other projects in the community and beyond.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mark for his service and wish him all the best for the future.