It’s a long time since we have managed to run classes over the summer holidays, thank you so much for supporting and to the school for making the hall available on the Saturday mornings.
We have seen nearly every junior member attend at least once over the summer period, and had some new players join. We were also delighted to see the return of Amy Roberts – it’s great to have you back.
Congratulations to Renèe and Ophèlia Cleugh, who passed their grading examination to 1st mon.
The summer has been marked by Olympic and Paralympic medal success – huge congratulations are due to Olympian Chelsie Giles, who winning Team GB’s first medal at Tokyo 2020 made Judo front page news, and Paralympians Elliot Stewart and Chris Skelley. Skelley’s gold medal was our first Paralympic Judo gold since Simon Jackson MBE in 1996.
We are taking a short break now, as school resumes. Classes will resume on Tuesday 7th September, at 6pm. See you on the mat!
We are very pleased to confirm that Jon Patterson will be visiting the Club on Tuesday to help with gradings.
Jon is a very experienced Club Coach, having coached at Portsmouth Judo Club prior to its closure and now running Priory, as well as being one of Hampshire’s most successful Squad managers.
Jon is also a qualified examiner, having run many County gradings under the previous assessment scheme.
Having Jon visit to carry out some of the gradings will enable us to be confident that what we are delivering meets independent external validation and that grades awarded are a true reflection of ability.