After serving a 10-year term on the British Judo Board on Friday, Peter Blewett retired from his post as vice-chairman.
Blewett joined the British Judo Board in 2012 before being elected chairman of Judo England in 2017 and deputy chairman of the board, two positions he held until his retirement.
On Friday November 11, British Judo hosted a retirement dinner for Blewett, allowing him to step out in style with Commonwealth Games success on home soil. The dinner brought together board members, UK Judo President Rowena Birch, Chief Executive Andrew Scoular and other staff who have worked closely with Blewett over the years.
Blewett is a 7e Dan, Senior Examiner, Senior Club Coach and Chairman of London Region and Budokwai at Chelsea. He won the British National Championships in 1979 and competed for Great Britain at the European Team Championships in 1980 and the World Student Games in Rio de Janeiro in 1978, where he returned as head of delegation judo at the Paralympic Games in 2016.
Blowett said: “I am delighted and honored to receive the Kano Trophy presented by Ronnie Saez, President of the British Judo Association on behalf of the International Judo Federation for his services to judo after serving on the board for ten years, including seven as vice-president Thank you to all the directors and members with whom I have had the privilege of serving and working.
UK Judo Chairman Ronnie Saez said: “Peter has been an extremely hardworking and talented member of our Board of Directors for the past 10 years. I have enjoyed working with him immensely and he has provided me with valuable advice and support in his role as Vice President of the BJA, responsible for protection and anti-doping. I will miss his presence at our meetings as well as his keen sense of humor which often relaxed the atmosphere during our gatherings.
UK Judo CEO Andrew Scoular added: “It has been a pleasure to work alongside Peter over the past 10 years. He has been a fabulous support within the Performance Advisory Group, as the lead on the Protection and Anti-Doping Board. Peter’s vast expertise has been of immense help over the years in meeting the challenges we have faced. He will also be difficult to follow in the role of chairman of the England region! »
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