Sad passing of Bill Broadhead


Sad passing of Bill Broadhead


Dear Members

Australian Judo has just lost one of its early iconic figures in Bill Broadhead.

Bill left us today in the company of his family and friends, after battling ill health for some time.

He leaves behind an unforgettable mark on the Australian judo scene, both as a formidable competitor and coach.

Bill was a multiple National Champion, World Championship representative and successful coach at State and National levels.

His legacy to judo was the people he mentored along the way. Most notably his son Alan, who has taken his father's lead to make unquestionable contributions to the Australian judo landscape.

On behalf of the JFA Board and the Australian judo community I would like to pass on our condolences to all the Broadhead family.

Yours in Judo,


Michael Picken
Judo Federation of AUstralia Inc.