The 2019 Commonwealth Judo Championships will take place at the University of Wolverhampton, England, from 25 – 29 September.

The British Judo Association, which also has its Centre of Excellence based at the University’s Walsall campus, won the bidding process for the five-day competition which will feature junior, senior, veteran and visually impaired events.

Judo will become a core sport in the Commonwealth Games from 2022 with that edition of the Games being hosted in Birmingham, England.

Düsseldorf Grand Slam winner Sally CONWAY (GBR) won bronze for Scotland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Rick Kenney, President of the Commonwealth Judo Association said: “This is the first time that the Commonwealth Judo Championships have been held in England since the first Championships took place in 1986 and I am sure that the British Judo Association will deliver a great event that will be enjoyed by athletes and spectators alike.

“The British Judo Association has organised a number of high quality international competitions in recent years and we look forward to a wide range of Commonwealth judo nations taking part and enjoying the experience and hospitality of Walsall.”

British Judo Chairman Ronnie Saez said: “I think it’s a fantastic opportunity for British judoka to become involved in a top-quality event. Hopefully we’ll put on a fantastic event and leave a legacy for all Home Country judoka to follow.”

“It promises to be a very big event and we take our obligations very seriously. We prepare scrupulously. We have got a good track record in delivering EJU events over the past 3-4 years and we have a very well-trained volunteer work force, which will help us to put on a championship of the required standard”, Saez promised.

Stay tuned to the IJF website for further information on the 2019 Commonwealth Championships including entry and ticket information.

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