Delayed return to mat based training

Whilst we are still awaiting official guidance from British Judo regarding last night’s announcement of another English lockdown, it seems unlikely that our return to training on 10th November will now be countenanced by the school, even if permitted under coronavirus regulations.

Thank you to all those who registered their support for a return to training,

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Return to indoor training

The school has given us permission to return to training from Tuesday 10th November.

Please note that this will be in line with Phase 1 of the British Judo Return to Judo plans. The emphasis will be on movement and fitness, as non-elite contact sports are still prohibited under Covid regulations.

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Supporting mental health

The past few months have been hard on everyone, and parents will have noticed the impact this has had on their children as well. For many, half term has come as a welcome break.

With the return to schools and colleges approaching, and cases of Covid-19 rising,

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Update on our Return to Judo

We have submitted details of our planned return to training to the school as requested.

This has included a detailed risk assessment and insurance details for the club.

Additionally we have submitted a grant application to the BJA for support to offset any losses in mat revenue due to reduced mat numbers,

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A step closer to a safe return to judo

The school has informed us today a return to training is possible from after October half term, subject to us submitting a Covid risk assessment and our requirements being possible with their cleaning schedules.

We are planning a low key return with ONE session only on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

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Outdoor training comes to an end

Outdoor fitness training has now finished for this year.

We have been running these sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings since lockdown restrictions were eased. Thank you to all those who have supported.

With the evenings now drawing in, it is not viable to continue with these sessions.

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Seeking your views on outdoor training going forward

As you will have seen from an earlier Facebook post, we have cancelled the Tuesday sessions in Drayton Park. We have made this decision based on the lack of attendance the last few weeks.

We are now seeking your views on Thursday sessions – is there interest in keeping these sessions going?

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School’s back – Judo’s not

School’s reopen this week in England, which would usually signal our return to mat based training.

However, the school remains closed to external groups, with a scheduled possible return after the October half term.

In the meantime, training remains outdoor based – Tuesdays at Drayton Park and Thursday at Hilsea Creek (Peronne Road)

Hope to see some of you there this evening –

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Congratulations to our latest Portsmouth Lottery winner!

This weekend saw the 37th win on the Portsmouth Lottery from one of our supporters.

As always, thank you for your ongoing support – every ticket sold via our page will help us to come back stronger when we can finally get back on the mat.

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Tuesday session cancelled

In line with the weather warnings issued for Storm Francis, we have taken the decision to cancel the outdoor session scheduled for tomorrow (25th August).

We will review the weather and make a decision in connection with Thursday’s session nearer the date.

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