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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No return until at least October

British Judo’s Return to Judo plan has been signed off by the appropriate agencies, meaning that Phase 1 of a return to judo could commence as of 25th July.

As previously noted, this is in the school holidays so we were cautiously looking at a return on 8th September.

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No outdoor session this evening

Please note that thee will be no outdoor session this evening (Tuesday 21 July).

The next session will be Thursday 23 July, at Hilsea Creek.

Please let us know if you are attending to ensure we have adequate numbers of coaches. We are still limited to working at a maximum ratio of 1:5.

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Still no clear date for recommencement of indoor training

We still have no clear idea as to when we can resume indoor training.

The Government has given the go ahead for indoor training from 25 July, however despite repeated attempts to solicit a response from the school, we do not know if we can recommence any type of indoor activity when school reopens on Thursday 3 September.

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