With Ireland's first ever Judo Centre of Excellence due to open in Derry in late 2013, it is fitting that City of Culture will host a major international Judo tournament in July 2013. This will be the third major Judo event held in the city in the past 10 years and is expected to attract more than 400 players.
Participants will be mainly from Ireland, Britain, Malta, Germany, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. The competition categories will include cadets, junior, senior and master players. A training camp will follow on from the competition.