Welsh Judo Association
Welsh Judo Association

Welcome to the Welsh Judo Association!

We're delighted that you've found us! Use this site to discover more about our association what we events are running nationally and in your area and latest news updates from the association it clubs.

Want to join us?

Buying and Renewing Licences

Anyone who participates in Judo needs to purchase a licence. Participants are not insured without a licence.


If you are looking to purchase your first licence please click on this button:

To renew your licence or log on to the membership database please click this button:

Alternatively, you can also apply for a WJA licence or a renewal through the post. Just print off the following licence application form and send it with payment to the WJA Office:

NEW Licence Application Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [203.3 KB]

The Welsh Judo Association is the Governing Body for the sport of Judo within Wales, with various services devolved to it by the British Governing body, the British Judo Association. The WJA has been established for more than 50 years. The Associations activities and developments is supported by Sport Wales.

*** AGM 2016 ***

The AGM will be taking place at 1pm on Sunday 18th September 2016 at Sport Wales National Centre.


During the meeting votes will be taken for the four Directors positions available on the Board. Each eligible club will have a maximum of 4 votes (clubs can only vote for candidates once). Please make sure your club is on the list of eligible clubs.


Please take time to read the following documents:



WJA AGM 2016 Agenda.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [111.8 KB]
WJA Clubs (registered).pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [105.7 KB]
WJA AGM 2016 Candidate Profiles.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [173.5 KB]
WJA AGM 2016 Postal voting form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [165.3 KB]
WJA AGM Proxy Voting Infomation .pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [199.8 KB]


The Welsh Judo AGM will take place at 1pm on Sunday 18th September 2016.


Location: Sport Wales Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9SW


An agenda and relevent paperwork will be sent out in due course.

Appointment of Directors

The board is pleased to publish the paperwork so that members who wish to stand can apply for the election of new directors at the next general meeting. The papers are fairly self-explanatory. Please note that
-There will be an interview process. The purpose of this is not to select the directors that is the members privilege. But to give candidates a chance to understand what is involved and what is expected of them.
- Note that candidates are asked to submit a short statement of what they hope to contribute to the board. This statement will be made public to the membership.
 If you have any enquiries please contact Andrew Kilsby either by e mail (andrew.kilsby@kilsbywilliams.com)  or by ringing 07767 760918

WJA Director Role Description.docx
Microsoft Word document [61.9 KB]
WJA Director Application Form 2016 FINAL[...]
Microsoft Word document [53.6 KB]
WJA Director Nomination Form 2016 FINAL [...]
Microsoft Word document [49.6 KB]
WJA Director Equal Opportunity Monitorin[...]
Microsoft Word document [65.0 KB]


The Welsh Judo Association is excited to let our members know about the new membership database we are launching at the beginning of July! As with the current database our members and coaches will be able to purchase licences, renewals and gradings online. However, we believe we have developed a new database that is a lot more user-friendly so that we can make your experience of buying licences online a better one. We are expecting minimal disruption during the changeover process, but as with any system changeover we may experience some minor issues during the first week of July – we thank you for your patience in advance. 

Competition Dates - UPDATE

3rd July 2016 - Gemau Cymru (Location: National Dojo, Cardiff)


29th and 30th October 2016 - Welsh Open (Location: Newport)


19th and 20th November 2016 - Welsh Closed (Location: Brecon)

Talent Cymru Development Programme


The Welsh Judo Association are pleased to announce the release of our Talent Cymru Development Programme. Our vision for the programme is to create an athlete centred. competency based, talent development model that delivers podium success at the highest level. We recognise that Welsh Judo can only achieve sustainable Olympic and Commonwealth success through a holistic, integrated and systematic method of developing talent. 


The programme will provide resources around athletes that have demonstrated performance competencies and behaviours that we believe make future high performance success at Olympic or Commonwealth Games possible. Our aim is to ensure we are able to provide individual, bespoke service to athletes on the programme with multi-disciplinary support provision, such as psychology, nutrition and strength and conditioning. This will be designed by the National Performance Coach and support staff in consultation with the athlete and personal coach and parents (depending on age), along with agreed targets and expectations for the year.


 Application forms should be completed in full and submitted with a letter of recommendation from the applicants personal coach with any supporting evidence they feel appropriate. There are 2 application windows in 2016:


16th January - 5th February

16th July - 5th August


Please also refer to the second document that will provide Welsh Judo Association members with an overview of the programme. It details the application process, athlete identification and a brief insight into the programme design, delivery and expectations. 

Talent Cymru Development Programme.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [12.3 MB]
Talent Cymru Application Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.4 MB]

A Message from the Welsh Judo Chairman (Mr Frederick Prosser)

As  I am sure you all know our very own Natallie Powell is getting ever nearer her goal to represent Great Britain in Brazil. At the 2016 Olympic.
This weekend she is in Russia competing in the European Championships  another Olympic ranking event ,with her mentor and coach W.J.A. C.E.O. Darren Warner. On behalf of myself and the B.O.D. and indeed the Whole membership of the W J.A. wish her every success in all her endeavours.
This coming Saturday  the Commonwealth Judo Championships. Commence in South Africa and I would like to wish our National Coach George Bountakis  his assistant Tom Hughes , the whole Welsh team their chaperones and supporters a safe journey and all the success in the world , plus an enjoyable time as they tread on foreign soil as Welsh Ambassadors.
Yours in Judo Friendship Frederick H PROSSER B.S.c 
Chair W.J.A.

Welsh Judo General Meeting 2016 - Minutes

General Meeting (13th March 2016) - Min[...]
Microsoft Word document [282.5 KB]

AGM 2015 - Minutes (Ammendments)

Welsh Judo AGM - 29th November 2015 Amme[...]
Microsoft Word document [279.5 KB]

A Message from the Chairman

A Message from the chairman.docx
Microsoft Word document [13.8 KB]

Welsh Judo AGM (2015) - Minutes

Welsh Judo AGM - 29th November 2015.docx
Microsoft Word document [277.8 KB]

Latest Social Media News

Tweets from #JudoCymru @Welsh_Judo

Need to contact us?

Tel: 02920 334945

Email: office@welshjudo.com

Or use the contact form


Welsh Judo Association

Sport Wales National Centre

Sophia Gardens 

CF11 9SW


Company Registration Number: 


Print Print | Sitemap
© Welsh Judo Association