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Judo Australia Board of Directors take a stand on Diversity, Inclusivity, and Respect.

At Judo Australia, we are unwavering in our commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community built on the principles of unity and respect. We recognise that discrimination takes various forms and we are dedicated to eradicating it from our organisation.

We are an entity that values fairness, equality, and mutual respect, and we strive to create an environment where everyone feels welcomed, appreciated, and able to thrive.

Judo embodies the values of honor, integrity, and mutual benefit. We acknowledge that these principles extend beyond the mat and into our broader community. Discrimination, including bullying, and harassment, have no place in judo, and we are committed to promoting an atmosphere where diversity is not only acknowledged but celebrated and cherished.

As we navigate the challenges of discrimination, the Judo Australia Board of Directors, under the leadership of Chair Simon Read, remains resolute in actively promoting initiatives that foster diversity and inclusion.

We are dedicated to ongoing education for all to better understand and address the complexities of these issues, recognising that judo’s strength lies in unity and our ability to learn from one another.

Chair Simon Read emphasises this commitment, stating, "Inclusion is fundamental to our identity. We, as a Board, stand united against all forms of discrimination. Our shared dedication to creating an environment that embraces diversity and rejects harmful behaviors is integral to our values. Let us work together, educate ourselves, and continuously strive to make Judo in Australia a place where every individual feels safe, respected, valued, and empowered."

We encourage all members, stakeholders, and partners to join us in building a future where every participant, regardless of their background, feels a sense of belonging and equal opportunity within the Judo Australia community.


Judo Australia Board of Directors.

Judo Australia Board of Directors


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