UKBJJA Strengthens Growth Initiatives with Appointment of New Welsh Development Officer

UKBJJA Strengthens Growth Initiatives with Appointment of New Welsh Development Officer

The UKBJJA appoints Wayne Samways as the new Development Officer for Wales.

The United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Wayne Samways as the new Welsh Development Officer. Wayne, a highly accomplished black belt and esteemed instructor at the renowned MAT Academy, brings a wealth of expertise and a profound passion for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to his role.

In his capacity as Welsh Development Officer, Wayne Samways will join forces with the esteemed Welsh Director, Omied Jalalian-Khakshour from Two Four Martial Arts, as well as our dedicated Safeguarding Lead, Aaron Vickers from Saru/Draig BJJ. Together, this dynamic trio will spearhead the growth and advancement of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Wales, working in close collaboration with Neil Williams, Chair of UKBJJA.

The UKBJJA is elated to welcome Wayne to this pivotal position within our organization, expanding our already formidable team of diligent council members and board members. This appointment signifies yet another step forward for the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community in Wales and the entire United Kingdom. As we enter this exciting new chapter, the UKBJJA remains steadfast in its commitment to continuous development across all regions of the UK.

Neil Williams, Chair of UKBJJA, expressed his enthusiasm about Wayne’s appointment, stating, “Wayne is an exceptional BJJ coach and practitioner, and we warmly welcome him to our team. His invaluable skills and expertise will undoubtedly contribute to our collective success.”

Welsh Director Omied Jalalian-Khakshour shared his sentiments regarding the transition, saying, “My tenure as Welsh Development Officer has provided me with invaluable experiences, allowing me to assume greater responsibilities as Welsh Director. It is an absolute pleasure to pass the torch to Wayne, and I am confident that, together, we will continue to drive the landscape of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Wales and beyond.”

The UKBJJA is poised for a future brimming with innovation, growth, and unparalleled dedication to the UK Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community. This appointment marks a significant milestone in our pursuit of excellence and represents our unwavering commitment to fostering the sport’s advancement throughout the United Kingdom.