Belgium have announced a new committee as well as president for the period 2021-24. For many federations this is a simple election process but for Belgium there are different rules.
As Belgium is a federal country, there are two regional judo federations; Judo Vlaanderen (Flemish speaking) and Fédération Francophone Belge de Judo (French speaking) in Wallonia. The Belgian Judo Federation is the coordinating federation that organises the national championships and the international relations withe the EJU and IJF.
Going in to detail, the two regional federations and five administrators of each region are the members of the Belgian Federation. These members are delegated by the regional federations and elected by the members in the general assembly as administrators which in turn make up the executive committee.
This Executive committee nominates the president, vice president, treasurer and general secretary. The president and vice president belong to a different regional federation and are president or vice president of this regional federation. After four years, or in this case three, the function of president goes to the other regional federation.
For the period of 2021-2024 the President, Mr. Sébastien BONTE belongs to Wallonia.
The following are the executive committee;
Mr. Mike VAN DE ROSTYNE Vice President
Mr. Rik JOYE General Secretary
Mr. Hervé GOURMAND Treasurer
Mr. Frédéric TREUTTENS Board Member
Mrs. Anne LOOZE Board Member
Mrs. Fabienne CHARLIER Board Member
Mr. Bart DEMUYNCK Board Member
Mr. Ronny NILSEN Board Member
Mr. Jasper LEFEVERE Board Member
Author: Thea Cowen