Kerrith Brown has been elected as the new chairman of the British Judo Association (BJA) and will assume the role at the governing body’s annual general meeting on 10th November.
Brown assumes the role having pursued a successful career in business, owning, managing and providing consultancy to a range of organisations and having won a bronze medal for Great Britain in judo at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
In his manifesto, Brown pledged to improve coach education and resources, competition structure for children, internal communications and increase the focus on securing sponsorship.
On his election, Brown said: “I’m elated to have been elected as Chairman of the British Judo Association.
“It marks a full journey for me in the sport from the age of 12 right through to the highest level as a player and now as chairman. I’ve been campaigning for 12 months and it’s been hard work as there were some very strong candidates for the role. I’d like to say my congratulations to those who have been elected onto the board – this represents a new era for British judo,” Brown said.
At the same meeting, Dave Clark was re-elected to the board of directors, along with the new elected Andrew Haffner and Peter Blewett.
Dave Clark said: “I am especially pleased and proud that our members again trusted me to assist the board of the BJA, and the new chairman, to deliver the ambitions of our association. The members will be at the heart of every decision I take as a board member and I look forward to supporting them throughout my term.”