Statement – Ben Fletcher Injury – Grand Slam Tel Aviv

IJA High Performance Judoka Ben Fletcher, suffered a fractured leg whilst competing in the Tel Aviv Grand Slam on Saturday the 20th February 2021.  He is now back home receiving the best possible medical care.  Ben is a highly esteemed and valued IJA member and everyone in Irish Judo would like to wish him a full and speedy recovery.

On behalf of the Irish Judo Association we would like to thank the Judo family that looked after Ben so well in Tel Aviv, including the Israel Judo Association and the International Judo Federation.  In particular we would like to thank the IJF Competition Manager, Dr. Lisa Allan and the support of IJF President, Mr Marius Vizer.

Ciaran Ward – IJA High Performance Director