Message from the Executive

Press Release - Friday, June 16, 2017


Judo Ontario is pleased to announce the hiring of the new Technical Director/Coach of Judo Ontario and Judo Canada Regional Training Centre (RTC) Coach, James Millar.


James comes to us from Glasgow, Scotland where he was Head Coach of a successful dojo, operated together with his brother, which produced athletes for JudoScotland’s Talent Development & Performance Programmes.


James has developed a wealth of technical experience both as a coach and as an athlete.  He is a former full-time professional athlete for Great Britain, a 3x National Champion, former British No.1, and a National Team Member for 15 years.  Additionally, he was twice Olympic Alternate (Beijing 2008 & London 2012), Team Scotland Member & Bronze Medalist at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.


“James is sure to bring a fresh perspective to the Judo Ontario High Performance Program, along with an impressive array of technical abilities.  I am certain that he will prove to be a great fit with our organization.” says Aartje Sheffield, President of Judo Ontario. 


James has already begun meeting and working with our partners at Judo Canada, Canadian Sport Institute – Ontario (CSIO), Toronto Pan Am Sport Centre (TPASC), and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.