The Gibraltar Judo Association would like to welcome new and old friends to the 2019 NatWest International Island Games XVIII which is of course being held in our beloved Rock of Gibraltar. Some of you may remember our President and Sports Team Manager, Sensei Charles Conroy BEM, who together with his team hosted the Judo tournament of the Sunshine Games in 1995. Sensei Peter Conroy who has been appointed as the Gibraltar Team Coach will be familiar to many of you given his participation as competitor or coach in all the games where Judo has featured since the 1991 4th Games in Aland. Sensei Charles Conroy and his team are very much looking forward to meeting old friends and making new acquaintances.
As you all know a Technical Committee is formed to oversee the Games. The Chairman of the Technical Committee will be Damian Conroy. If any officials from your Island are interested in forming part of this committee or you have any related enquires you may contact Damian at firstname.lastname@example.org . As ever we will be following the IIGA Bye-Laws keeping as close as applicable to the IJF Rules. That means that the standard weight categories and number of competitors will apply. The venue will again be the North Front Gymnasium at Devil’s Tower Camp which meets our needs and requirements.
We shall all meet at the Opening Ceremony on Saturday 6 July 2019 and at the official weighing-in on Sunday 7th July 2019 before we initiate the Games proper on Monday 8th July.
Together we are sure that we will have a very successful tournament in the true spirit of respect and fellowship as Judokas.
Without more we wish you all the best until we meet.