Welcome To Victoria - National Championships
From the Victorian Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events
On behalf of the Andrews Labor Government, welcome to our major events state, Victoria, proud hosts of 2016 National Judo Championships, being held in Geelong.
Victoria lives and breathes sport. We’re home to some of the biggest events in the world including the Australian Open tennis, and Melbourne’s famous Spring Racing Carnival.
We’re delighted to stage the 2016 National Judo Championships at Geelong Arena showcasing Australia’s top talent at one of our state’s top regional sporting venues.
Competitors and spectators can look forward to an action-packed competition and a great atmosphere with something for everyone. The National Judo Championships will feature some of the Australia’s best male and female judokas striving for the honour of becoming Australian Champion. The Championships will also provide valuable competition for Australia’s top judokas in preparation for the 2016 RIO Olympic Games.
The Andrews Labor Government is proud to have provided funding to Judo Australia from the Significant Sporting Events Program to support the 2016 National Judo Championships.
Events like these provide an opportunity to shine the spotlight on Victoria and our world-class sports and entertainment venues.
Showcasing the best of sport in our own backyard provides inspiration for fans to emulate their heroes, join a club and get active and healthy through sport and recreation.
Hosting major events is also great for our tourism economy – providing jobs for Victorians and helping businesses to flourish.
No one does events like Victoria. I invite all our guests to experience all the delights Victoria has to offer, starting with the Geelong. There’s an enviable array of beaches, restaurants, parks, museums, galleries and family–friendly attractions to enjoy.
Congratulations to all involved in the staging of this year’s event and I wish all visitors, volunteers, competitors and officials a safe and exciting 2016 National Judo Championships in Geelong.
Hon John Eren MP
Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events