The following information is taken
from the website of the British Judo Association
What does Officiating involve?
There are range of different roles of officiating in judo which
determine what responsibilities an individual may have at a competition:
Responsible for keeping track of the contest time, scores and penalties
awarded to each player.
Responsible for recording contest results and calling the players to the
mat. Contest recorders can also run very small events.
Responsible for placing players into and running pools or compound
repechage and running medium size events.
Responsible for the running of larger
events. They complete the draw, prepare the timetable, and take overall
responsibility for all the officials
Who does the role suit?
Officiating roles suit anyone who is willing to give up their free time
to support events. People as young as 10 years of age can become
officials. It also suits people who have children or partners who are
regularly competing in judo competitions and would rather do something
than just be a spectator. You do not have to have ever stepped on a judo
mat to be a technical official, including Competition Controller.
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In the Southern Area 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.
Full information about how to become a Technical Official is being
developed and will be posted soon. However, if you have any immediate
queries, please contact the Competition Committee Secretary: Nicky
Sexton on firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Jean Lingham
Secretary: Nicky Sexton
Hampshire: Andy Grand
Kent: Marcia Mullen
Surrey: Graham Beagley
Sussex: Jeremy Luff