Mr. Allan Sattin Recognized with the Alberta Sport Connection Sport Volunteer Award

Edmonton – Alberta Sport Connection (ASC) has announced their 2016 Athlete and Team of the Year
Awards and 2017 Alberta Sport Recognition Awards for coach developers, coaches, officials and

“These individuals and teams are Alberta’s best. We’re proud of what they’ve achieved and honoured to recognize them for their outstanding contribution to sport in our province,” said Andrew Ference, Chair of Alberta Sport Connection. “They have reached higher, dug deeper, led by example, and made our sport system better.”

Allan has dedicated over 40 years to developing the sport of Judo in Alberta. His contributions to Judo have had a significant influence on the way the sport has grown today and he is well recognized throughout the membership. Since 1971 Allan has shared his knowledge and leadership with Judo Alberta acting as Provincial Coach, President, Secretary, Grading Committee Member, Referee Committee Chair, and currently our Awards Committee Chair.



Whenever there is a major sporting event being hosted in Alberta, Mr. Sattin is always heavily involved in the organization of the event. He has dedicated his time to the following events:

  • Judo Chair, First Alberta Winter Games, Banff, Alberta 1976
  • Judo Chair, Western Canada Summer Games, Calgary 1983
  • Chair, 1993 Canadian National Junior Judo Championship, Calgary
  • Chair, 1996 Canadian National Junior Judo Championship, Calgary
  • Chair, Kodokan Kata Clinic Tour (Western Region) 1998
  • Chair, 2009 Canadian National Junior Judo Championship, Calgary
  • Chair, 2016 Canadian Open National Judo Championship, Calgary

Some personal achievements include:

  • Rokudan 2011
  • International Judo Federation “B” Continental 1995
  • NCCP Coaching Certification, Level 3 (1991)
  • Alberta Centennial Medal 2005
  • Awarded Alberta Centennial Salute to Sport and Recreation, 2005, in recognition of outstanding
    contribution in the first 100 years of the Province of Alberta
  • Appointed by the Minister of State (Sport) to the Board of Directors of the Sport Dispute
    Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC), 2009 and reappointed 2012.
  • Appointed by the Minister of State (Sport) as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the
    SDRCC, 2013
  • Inducted into the Judo Canada Hall of Fame as a Builder, 2014
  • Appointed Life Member of Judo Canada, 2014
  • Chair, Legal Committee, Panamerican Judo Confederation, 2016 – present

Both the provincial and national Judo community appreciate individuals such as Mr.  Allan Sattin for their extraordinary contributions to the sport they love, without them the succession and growth of Judo would not be possible.

Volunteer Awards recognize the significant contributions of individuals devoting their time and effort to the development of sport. The Awards will be presented at the Alberta Sport Recognition Awards Banquet on April 28, 2017, at the 2017 Alberta Sport Leadership Conference in Banff.

More information on the Alberta Sport Connection Recognition Awards can be found at