Referees play a key role in judo: enabling competition between athletes by conducting contests in a fair and safe way.

Refereeing is a challenging, rewarding, and satisfying volunteer role within British Judo. As well as being enjoyable and social in itself, refereeing helps equip people with life skills such as confidence and decisiveness, these attributes help referees in many other aspects of life.

Whether you want to support club competitions local to you, referee area competitions or take charge of a British Championships final, there are refereeing roles to suit you. If you really have what it takes, there are also opportunities to referee internationally.

Upcoming Courses / Assessments

Details of courses to be held in 2024 will be available here soon. If you cannot find the course you need or would like to host a course at your club, please contact Mark for more information

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