Introducing Peter Beard – BJA Development Officer

My name is Peter Beard & I am the Regional Development Officer for the BJA. I have worked for the BJA since February 2010 and covered the whole of the South East until January 2012, now I work in Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire.

My primary job role is to increase the number of judo players in our 14+ age group. As a result the University sector has been a large area of work. In Hampshire alone over the last two years we have started clubs from scratch at The University of Winchester & Southampton Solent University with the Portsmouth University Judo Club imminent. Continuing down the 14+ agenda I have brought in external funding (Sportivate) to run 8 week beginner courses at some Schools & Colleges in the county looking to get judo out there more & more young people into the clubs.

I also work with clubs looking to develop using Clubmark accreditation. This comprises of the fulfilment of minimum operating standards such as having a Child Welfare Officer who has attended relevant courses and having a development plan in place. It is a nationally recognised kite mark across all sports and Hampshire judo currently has just five of these clubs. Furthering this I also work with clubs looking to secure funding from Sport England. During my time in post I have brought in over £30,000 of external investment into projects & clubs across the South East. In addition recently I have supported Simon Lee in securing a Hampshire County Council Grant for the Hants Team Championships which I also worked with Lance on at its inception.

I also work with Sport Hampshire & IOW to ensure judo is well represented and supported locally as well as working with the Hampshire Committee. Furthermore, I line manage a full time schools coach in Kent & am the national lead for the Summer of Sport, looking at how we can get the best out of the Olympics for judo.

If you would like to get in touch & are interested in any of the above my details are below:

peter.beard@britishjudo.org.uk

07854244345