Website updates

Some essential maintenance work has recently been undertaken on our website, most obviously it’s move to a secure, industry standard “https” domain. This makes our site much more secure (you may be surprised how many hacking attempts we get…) and enables better integration with our social media feeds.

Many thanks to John Rogerson for sorting this and other background issues for us.

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Sport & brain injury

Human Brain

We welcome the news today of the Parliamentary inquiry into causal links between sport and brain injury.

Triggered in part by the high coincidence of dementia in members of England’s 1966 football World Cup team, this is an important opportunity to make recommendations to keep sport safe healthy for all.

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Which sports bra is best?

Compression tops and leggings have become very popular to wear for all sorts of sports, and are often to be seen on the judo mat during practice sessions.

The question remains though, what sports bra is best for women? Natural inclination perhaps is to go for the compression option –

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Another winning weekend on the Portsmouth Lottery!

It’s been another winning weekend on the Portsmouth Lottery, with a club supporter winning for the 2nd time this year.

Remember, tickets for the Portsmouth Lottery brought through us trigger an automatic donation to us, as well as supporting other causes around the City. With fundraising efforts largely curtailed by the current lockdown,

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A way forward…

Yesterday’s announcement from the Government gave us cause for hope.

11 months after we closed the dojo, there is light at the end of the tunnel. In a speech that emphasised data over dates, there were still several key dates. Below is our take on what these might mean for us.

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You need to be in it to win it!

Last weekend saw our 38th winner on the Portsmouth Lottery!

By playing the Lottery, you are making a 50p donation to the Club for every ticket sold, as well making a contribution to support other causes across the City.

We we look to recover from the effects of the Covid pandemic,

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10 months and counting…

When we closed the club in March 2020, a week before the first national lockdown, none of us really envisaged that 10 months later our mats would still be empty.

We were lucky enough to be able to run some sessions outdoors over the summer, but our return to indoor training has been knocked back –

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Merry Christmas!

We’d like to thank all players and their families, past and present, for their support throughout this most challenging year.

We hope you all have a Merry Christmas, and look forward to seeing you all back on the mat in 2021.

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Delayed return to indoor training confirmed

British Judo has updated it’s guidance following the introduction of the new Stay at Home Tier 4.

As expected, no indoor training is permitted, hence the reopening of the club remains on hold.

Portsmouth’s Tier 4 status is due to be reviewed on 30 December,

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Grant application successful

We are delighted to announce that the Club received news today that it’s application to the Club Support scheme being administered by British Judo has been successful, and we will receive grant support towards reopening when this is possible.

The funds will be used to purchased training aids and other equipment as well as subsidising running costs due to potential loss of income from reduced class sizes due to social distancing requirements.

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