In June 2005 Judo Australia conducted the 50th National Championships in Launceston, Tasmania.

To celebrate this significant milestone in our sport's history, JA introduced a new award to incorporate into the nationals program - the “Champions Award.” 

The “Champions Award” is presented to all senior men and women when they win their first senior national championship title.

The awards have been recognised and presented back to 1956, the official commencement date of JA National Championships.

The award consists of a black belt and recognition certificate.

The black belt is embroidered with a unique number that acknowledges the recipient's first senior national championship title in chronological history of the Australian National Championships.

The certificate authenticates the recipient's unique number and place in our growing history as a Judo competitor.

The Champions Award Honour Roll acknowledges the significant contribution of our outstanding athletes to the growing tradition of becoming a Senior National Champion.

This award, bestowed by JA, acknowledges and thanks those athletes for their contribution on the mat to our great Olympic sport.

JA would like to acknowledge and thank Alan Broadhead for the significant time he has dedicated to compiling and maintaining these records.

National Champions Award Honour Roll

Champions Award