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Total investment 2015-16: $717,800 (high performance: $667,800; participation $50,000) 

ASC funding as a percentage of total income: 63%

Judo’s high performance program is rated as progressing, having improved from underperforming in 2014. Judo had a disappointing 2015 world championships, with results being below target. Despite this the Judo Federation of Australia is expected to qualify 6–8 athletes for the 2016 Olympic Games by gaining world ranking points from other international competitions.

The sport has implemented individual performance plans for all categorised athletes, but the number of categorised athletes must be rationalised to better prioritise resources. A new CEO is now in place along with the recruitment of part-time high performance leadership and coaching support through to the 2016 Olympic Games. The organisation needs to review its broader national coaching structure to establish how these and other coaches fit more broadly in the national network.


The Judo Federation of Australia continues to progress the organisation’s governance reform by implementing recommendations outlined in the 2014 governance review. A new strategic plan has been developed and the national board of directors and CEO are working with member states to ensure strategies are aligned.

When benchmarked against Australia’s Winning Edge sports, The Judo Federation of Australia still has some areas to progress. The transition to a Company Limited by Guarantee and establishment of nominations and audit and risk committees — with clear terms of reference — are critical priorities for the sport’s sustained success.

2015 benchmark event // world championships

Medal target: -

Non-medal target achieved:N

Performance target

2016 benchmark event // Olympic Games

Medal target: 0-1

Non-medal target: place 4th-8th (x1)

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