Hampshire Judo made the following announcement this morning concerning this year’s Hampshire Closed, due to be held on 29th March:
Following the announcements by the UK Government and with our duty of care to all of our Hampshire Judo community we are unfortunately going to have to cancel the Hampshire Closed event on the 29th of March. We will obviously be refunding entry fees and will communicate those arrangements shortly.
Please see below the latest update from Hampshire Judo re the Hampshire Closed on 29th March:
After much consideration, the Hampshire Closed WILL be going ahead as planned. We are following national medical advice and as such there is no restriction on holding public events.
All players should follow the guidance provided. IF you are suffering flu like symptoms AND have been in contact with a person from an affected area then you should self isolate. Otherwise there is no need to seek medical advice.
Hampshire judo will be implementing some preventative measures on the day – such as no shaking of hands and will endeavour to provide hand sanitiser which players will be encouraged to use.
Obviously if the advice changes we shall adhere to it.
Please get those entries in to make the event the success it should be
The final Hampshire squad before the Closed tournament will run on Sunday 15th March, at Eastleigh’s Fleming Park Leisure Centre. The session will commence at 10am and run until 12 noon.
Previous sessions this year have seen over 50 players – junior and senior – attend.
This final session will be led by one of Hampshire’s most successful male players of recent year, Sam Potts. Sam has a number of national titles to his credit and always delivers an engaging enjoyable session.
Entry for the Hampshire Closed on Sunday 29th March is now open. Entry can be made online at www.coubertinjudo.com. Last date for entries is 22nd March.
Attendance at squad sessions and results at the Closed will be used to determine the teams to represent Hampshire in the forthcoming Intercounty tournament against Surrey, Sussex and Kent.
A mixed team of junior and adult judoka from Jersey will be competing in Saturday’s Hampshire Closed.
A training session with them has been organised for Sunday 7th April, to be led by Sarah and Derek Hopkins. FREE to all judoka, the session will run from 1100 – 1300 at Places Leisure (formerly Fleming Park Leisure Centre), Eastleigh
The competition will be held at Eastleigh’s Fleming Park Leisure Centre on Saturday 6th April. Results from the competition will be used to inform team selection for this year’s Southern Area Intercounties tournament.
Two players represented the Club at today’s Hampshire Closed, in Aldershot.
Kaiden Southey delivered his best competition performance to date, beating players graded a whole belt or more higher than him, to reach the 2nd round of pools in his weight.
Isla Savellis-Fry proved that her last competition medal was no fluke, with a totally focussed performance in the girls -63kg. 4 wins out of 5 secured her a silver medal, and an invitation to train with the Hampshire squad – the first Court Lane female player to receive such an invitation.
Well done to both players, great results in our 25th year!
The April combined (Juniors & Seniors) session will also be at Judo Club Osaka on 29th April 2018, 10 – 1pm (not 8th April as previously publicised).
The reason for this change is the 8th April is in the middle of the Easter break and we would like a full squad attendance for this final session before the intercounties championships on 13th May.
There may be some playoffs required for some weight categories on the 29th April. If you cannot enter the Hampshire County Championships on 4th March, and wish to be considered for the team for the intercounty tournament, please email Tony or Paul outlining why you are not competing and please CONFIRM you will be attending 25th March & 29th April.