LJC Board

The board at Leigh Judo Club is made up of four individuals that govern the smooth running of the club on a voluntary basis.

Chairman and Head Coach: Luke Brown 

Director of a sports physiotherapy company providing healthcare,  Luke is the founder of Leigh Judo Club and head coach. Sports Rehabilitation degree and over 6 years of business experience. 3rd Dan Black belt, former Great Britain international judo player involved in sport for over two decades. British Judo in Education Commission member, National Engagement Programmes and Projects. Experience working at international level sport providing technical and medical aide at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and London Olympics 2012.  Sheffield Harlem Project management qualifications with managerial experience. Wigan Council Coach of the Year 2013, Coach of the Year 2014 runner up, Martyn Lynn Special Contribution to School Sport Winner. Currently studying part time Master Degree in Advanced Sports Coaching.

Duties:

Takes responsibility for managing the executive board and the affairs of the club. Oversee and guide all decisions taken by the executive board and sub-committees. In liaison with the Volunteer Co-ordinator, oversee the work of all officers. In conjunction with the secretary, prepare and present the annual report. Liaise with the secretary on the Agenda for each meeting and approve the minutes before they are circulated. Be completely familiar with the constitution, club rules, board procedures and the NGB rules and regulations. Liaise with the Treasurer to ensure that funds are spent properly and in the best interests of the club. Help to prepare and submit any statutory documents that are required (e.g. VAT, grant aid reports).

Luke is supported by a team of dedicated individuals including board and committee members.

Secretary – C. Cannon

Duties:

Be the first point of contact for all enquiries. Represent the club at outside meetings with the BJA or other agencies. Keep up to date with sport initiatives. Affiliating the club to the British Judo Association. Dealing with correspondence. Organising the club’s Annual General Meeting. Organising and attending other Executive Board and Committee meetings. Taking and distributing minutes of meetings. Maintaining accurate records. Ensuring action points from meetings have been carried out by appropriate people. Assisting the Chair Person with the organising of events. Collecting and analysing information from members (e.g. feedback forms)

Treasurer – A. Caldicott

Duties:

Responsible for the club finances. Deal efficiently and effectively with all invoices and bills. Keep up to date records of all the financial transactions. Ensure that funds are spent properly. Issue receipts and record all money received. Attend committee meetings and present the budget report. Prepare the end of year accounts to present to the auditors. In agreement with the committee plan the annual budget. Monitor the budget throughout the year.

Welfare Officer – S. Holden

Duties:

Assist the club to fulfill its responsibilities to safeguard children and young people at club level. Assist the club to implement its child protection plan at club level. Be the first point of contact for staff/volunteers, parents and children/young people where concerns about children’s welfare, poor practice or child abuse. The Club Welfare Officer is responsible for following the British Judo Association’s policy and procedures, in particular the reporting procedures. The Club Welfare Officer can expect guidance from the British Judo Association Child Protection Working Party. Make a formal referral to a statutory child protection agency e.g. Children’s Social Care, or the Police without delay. It is NOT the role of the club to decide whether a child has been abused or not. This is the task of the Children’s Social Care and the police or NSPCC.

Volunteer Co-Ordinator: M.Killen

Duties:

Supervise/ oversee all club volunteers. Ensure that opportunities for feedback and training are provided. Act as the main contact for all volunteers. Liaise with the Chair person to ensure that all tasks required to run the club efficiently are carried out. Ensure that each task has been assigned to a volunteer. Ensure that each volunteer understands their job and their role within the organisation. Get to know all club volunteers and potential volunteers by name. Ensure that all jobs have a job description – consult volunteers and executive committee to write job descriptions. Motivate volunteers through recognition and feedback. Co-ordinate the implementation of the volunteer recruitment plan. Annually monitor and evaluate the plan for effectiveness, and report back to the Board.