June 13,2014(ISN) – Judo Canada is seeking applications for the positions of chairman of the Referee Committee and chairman of the Awards Committee.
To be eligible for both volunteer roles, applicants must be members in good standing with Judo Canada.
For the Referee Committee role, candidates are required to be a certified international referee and have experience as a referee at an Olympic, Paralympic Games or a World Championships.
The successful applicant will implement the terms of reference and policy for the National Referee Committee, help deliver on Judo Canada’s strategic objectives and work with other national and provincial committees.
The position requires some travel for a yearly Committee meeting, the National Championships, the Annual General Assembly and one to two evaluations, as well as attending one international event of the International Judo Federation or Panamerican Judo Confederation.
The position also requires about 100 hours per year of administrative and coordinating work to support the referee development programme and the Committee.
Meanwhile, individuals with a keen interest in recognising outstanding achievement across all levels of judo in Canada are bring invited to apply for the role of chairman of the Awards Committee.
Responsibilities include implementing the Hall of Fame policy and developing and coordinating new recognition programmes for different areas of the Canadian judo community.
Around 50 hours per year of administrative and coordinating work to support the Hall of Fame, various recognition programmes and the Committee will be required.
Both positions will be for a duration of four years and travel expenses will be covered by Judo Canada.
Antoine Valois-Fortier is one of the leading Canadian judoka having taken bronze at the London 2012 Olympic Games ©AFP/Getty Images
The governing body was established in 1956 and around 30,000 Canadians currently participate on judo programmes across 400 clubs in the country.
Canada has won four judo medals at Olympic Games including a bronze and a silver for Nicolas Gill at the Barcelona 1992 and Sydney 2000 Olympic Games respectively.
Mark Berger was the first Canadian judoka to claim an Olympic medal when he took bronze at Los Angeles 1984, while at London 2012 Antoine Valois-Fortier also secured bronze in the men’s under 81 kilogram category.
Individuals interested in applying for the positions on the Referee and Awards Committees have until June 19 to send their CVs to Adrien Landry at firstname.lastname@example.org.