Judo is a sport based on volunteers, whether that be coaching officiating, refereeing, being a committee member or indeed fighting. For competitions, as well as officials, there are a number of roles where parents, players and others can assist to make the event run smoothly.
We are always looking for assistance to make the experience as simple and pleasurable as possible and are currently developing a volunteer rile for those that want to be involved but maybe do not wish to become technical officials or referees.
Some of the things that a volunteer can help with include
- Assisting at the door with providing information to players, spectators and guests
- Supporting officials by taking papers between the control table and mats
- Working alongside the Referee in Charge and Tournament Director
- Providing technical support with IT systems
- Helping with weigh in
- Assisting with medal presentations
- Acting as MC announcing wights and categories
- Keeping the venue tidy and helping clear up after the event
- Selling raffle tickets
- Assisting young players with belt tying
The list is truly endless.
What do I get?
It is truly rewarding helping run a successful tournament and seeing the players get the most enjoyment from the event. We are realistic. If you help us we will provide refreshments and maybe even lunch. Consideration is being given to reduced entry fees for parents who help out regularly or club discounts if clubs support the areas and counties.
And there is no expectation that you are committing to a whole day. Even a couple of hours will help enormously.
If you would like to help in any way or find out more about becoming an official or volunteer please email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to anyone involved at events.
Remember : Many Hands Make Light Work