Welsh Judo Association

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Welsh Judo Association
Cymdeithas Judo Cymru
Judo Cymrulogo.jpg
Sport Judo
Jurisdiction National
Abbreviation WJA
Affiliation British Judo Association
Headquarters The National Judo Centre, Sport Wales National Centre
Location Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Chairman Frederick Prosser
Chief Exec Darren Warner
Coach Georgios Bountakis
Official website
www.welshjudo.com
Wales

The Welsh Judo Association (Welsh: Cymdeithas Judo Cymru) (WJA) is the governing body for the sport of judo in Wales.[1] The WJA has 80 affiliated clubs and over 2,400 members.[2] It is responsible for managing the Welsh Performance Squads, from which Georgios Bountakis, the National Coach, selects the Welsh national team to compete in international events. Double judo Olympic silver medallist Neil Adams is a former WJA National Coach.[2][3][4][5][6]

Sport Wales National Centre, home of the Welsh Judo Association

Fred Prosser has been the WJA chairman since 2014.[7]

A purpose built GBP1.1m dojo opened at the Institute in October 2009 to house the WJA, allowing the full-time tutorage of promising athletes.[8][9]

Natalie Powell was the first athlete from the National Judo Centre to qualify for the Olympic Games. Natalie Powell made it to the quarter-finals of the -78kg women at Rio Olympics 2016.

The Welsh Judo Association is based at the Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, as is the Welsh Judo Association Academy.[8][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Governing Bodies of Sport-Sports Council for Wales". Sport Wales Chwaraeon Cymru website. Sport Wales. 2007. Archived from the original on October 15, 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  2. ^ a b "Latest version of the WJA Strategic Plan" (Word). Welsh Judo Association website. Welsh Judo Association. 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  3. ^ "Welsh Judo Association". Welsh Judo Association website. Welsh Judo Association. 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  4. ^ "Welsh Judo Association". Welsh Judo Association website. Welsh Judo Association. 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  5. ^ "Welsh Judo Association". Welsh Judo Association website. Welsh Judo Association. 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  6. ^ "Raise Your Game - Lessons from the legends - Neil Adams". BBC Cymru Wales website. BBC Wales. 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  7. ^ "Welsh Judo Association". Welsh Judo Association website. Welsh Judo Association. 2008-10-01. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  8. ^ a b "Welsh Judo Association". Welsh Judo Association website. Welsh Judo Association. 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  9. ^ "WalesOnline:Sports:Sports News:Judo: Welsh judo throws itself into Games challenge". WalesOnline website. Media Wales. 30 October 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  10. ^ "Welsh Judo Association". Welsh Judo Association website. Welsh Judo Association. 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-24.