The following information is taken from the
website of the British Judo Association
Referees play a key role in judo: enabling competition between athletes by
conducting contests in a fair and safe way. Refereeing is 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.
What does Refereeing involve?
The referee structure is made up of 8 levels, starting at club level,
progressing through to international level. As a referee builds their skills and
experience, they have the opportunity to advance through these levels and attend
larger, tougher and more prestigious events.
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The Southern Area has a long history of having a
high number of referees attaining awards at National, Continental and
Referees need to be of certain grades for each level of referee award; you can
start refereeing from the age of 12 years and a minimum grade of green belt.
We hold free courses around the Area for people who want to become Technical
Officials. There are theory and practical sections to become qualified in each
role with the practical parts of the Timekeeper and Contest Recorder roles being
taken at County level events.
For information about how to become a referee, or if you would like a Trainer to
give a talk on Contest Rules for players, coaches, or parents please contact the
Training Co-ordinator - Andy Tremlett on
Chair - Alan Lingham
Training Co-ordinator Andy Tremlett
Referee Co-ordinator- Graham Holmes
County Refereeing Representatives
Kent: Graham Holmes firstname.lastname@example.org
Hampshire - Dave Tooby email TBC
Surrey - Sid Hearsey
Sussex -Peter Seymour email@example.com