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Members of the Board

President: Paul Nelson
5th Dan, Ba. Agric. Sci. (Hons), MBA, Grad. Dip Sports Coaching.
Contact: M: 0403 042 380
Works as a Queensland Government sport & recreation officer with sports infrastructure projects.
Previous Board roles with the University of Qld Sport Association and Judo Australia and previously employed as Qld state director of coaching.
Univ. Qld Judo Club: Coach and committee member over 30 years.
Univ. Qld Half Blue and Service Awards.
State championship medals in QLD, NSW and Vic.
Now coaching at Nelson Total Judo Academy in Coorparoo
Vice President: Carl Conran
Secretary: Zelman Goldman
2nd Dan, Bachelor of Commerce, Certified Practicing Accountant. Has held senior management roles in both the private and public sectors
Positions held with JFAQ include Southern Zone Manager, State Senior Team Manager, State A Referee
"Love for Judo is the glue that holds us together - our role is to make sure the glue is stronger than efforts to push as apart"
Treasurer: Evan Karjalainen
Committee Member: Kevin Murphy
Committee Member: Jim Stackpoole
Tertiary qualifications in Business Management, Justice Administration and Public Safety and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management
Commenced Judo at Sandgate in 1960, awarded 4th Dan in 1982.
Member of Queensland Police Service for 37 years.
Has held national roles with Jujitsu and Touch Football. A Member of the Australian Martial Arts Hall of Fame since 2005 and a PCYC Diamond Life Member since 2007.
Believes that JFAQ has the capacity to be national leaders in Judo with an approach of "best practice" through the arms of the technical commissions
Committee Member: Paul de Brincat