This week the European Judo Union and European University Sports Association (EUSA) held a virtual meeting to discuss the partnership of the two bodies which has been ongoing since 2019 when a Memorandum of Understanding was signed.
The meeting held on the 9th of the February was an opportunity to share the current situation both organisations find themselves in, with future plans shared regarding calendar events.
Present for the meeting on behalf of the EJU were Head Office Director Mr Martin Poiger, Head Office Assistant Ms Alla Hosl and Sport Director Mr Hrvoje Lindi. Joining from EUSA were Sports Manager Mr Besim Aliti, Assistant Sports Manager Mr Liam Smith and International Relations Officer Ms Lea Medvesek as well as EUSA TD for Judo Mr Xavier Dung.
An update was provided regarding the upcoming fifth edition of the European Universities Games which will take place in Belgrade, Serbia, this July. Judo has been included on the sports programme of the 2021 Games, and EJU referee nominations were brought to the table.
Of course, the topic of COVID-19 was discussed with possible solutions suggested for events based on current knowledge and experience.
As there are limited spaces available for the judo competition at EUG2021, contact should be made as soon as possible, with the second general entry registration deadline set for Monday, the 15th of February.
Interested participants should contact their National University Sport Association, or visit www.eug2021.eu.
Author: Thea Cowen