The Executive Committee of the Irish Judo Association (IJA) is undertaking a review of the IJA Strategic Plan and is looking for feedback from members in order to work towards a new strategy for 2017-2020.
We ask current members, former members, parents, retired members or those interested in the future of Judo to complete the enclosed survey, this should take no more than 10 minutes of your time.
We are encouraging & asking all club secretaries to send this email to their members be they past or present, its our aim to have the survey open for upwards of 5 weeks, so we are looking for maximum feedback from all sections of the Association
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office, this survey is being added to the IJA website, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
Weekly Wednesday National Squad Open Training
Just a reminder to all coaches, weekly National Squad Open Training takes place every Wednesday night 7pm - 9pm in Swords Judo Club.
Cadet, Junior & Senior - Open to all players
Mat fee is €5 per person.
This is a weekly open squad training session which is separate to the National Squad Training contained in the NSP 2013- 2016. We understand that players may not be able to attend on a regular basis from around the country and therefore this is not a compulsory training for selection to the National Squad, however, all last year pre-cadet, cadet, junior & senior judoka who wish to represent Ireland as part of the national team who are resident or are members of a club within a 100 kilometre radius of Swords Judo Club must attend Wednesday night National Squad Training at Swords Judo Club on a regular basis. Last year pre-cadets must attend as this year before becoming a cadet as this will form a vital part of their judo progression. The weekly programme is available so that there is continuous technical time with those athletes who can attend.
This training is not funded by the National Squad Budget and in this regard we are grateful with the help shown by Swords Judo Club.
IJA licence 2016 must be valid, No Licence, No Insurance, No Judo
The Calendar of Events for 2016 has been issued for January - December 2016, as events come to light, additional information will be updated as received.
If any club would like to add events in, please contact the judo office on 016251104.
Calendar of Events 5th September 2016
Further to communications sent to clubs 1st September 2015, coaches and volunteers may not been vetted in line with introduction of new Garda Vetting Policy September 2015 and subsequent updates 2016. Please see updated policy documents below.
If you or your coaches or volunteers have been vetted prior to 1st September 2015, you must arrange for all your coaches & volunteers to complete an updated Garda Vetting Form 2016 & return to Mr John Martin Garda Vetting Officer. The Garda Vetting Officer now issues IJA Clearance Letters effective 1st September 2015. If you have not received a new IJA Clearance letter under the new Vetting Policy, you were most likely last vetted prior to 1st September 2015.
Older vetting applications have not and cannot be transferred into the new Vetting System, so vetting must occur again. As per the communication 1st September 2015, all coaches & volunteers will have to resubmit for Garda Vetting every 3 years. The IJA Clearance letter notes next vetting date. If you wish to check the IJA Current Garda Vetting Register, please contact the office 016251104
For your information, E Vetting is being introduced on a phased basis, but as yet, the IJA is not selected by An Garda Siochana to move to E Vetting, we expect this to change soon.