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Support Team Hampshire this weekend!

Hampshire Judo is hosting the Southern Area intercounties team tournament this Sunday, 8 May.

This will be the first time the tournament has been held since 2019 due to Covid, and features an exciting new format with light and heavyweight junior teams and mixed sex adult teams.

Team judo is an exciting format, and is now part of all World and Olympic championships. Competition can often come down to the very last fight to be decided.

Court Lane players have featured heavily in events over the last twenty years – Brett Caswell, Andy Gould, Lewis Dolman, Isla Savellis-Fry, Chloe Lymer and Michael Churcher have all represented Hampshire – and this year will be no exception.

The event will be held at Eastleigh’s Fleming Park Leisure Centre.

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Date announced for next Hampshire Squad training

The next Hampshire squad sessions will be held on 20 March.

Details are below:

10.00 – 11.30 Juniors u14s
12.00 – 13.30 Seniors o14s

Open to all licenced Judoka.

This session is 2 weeks prior to the County Closed Championships and we will be looking at players with respect to selections for the County team to represent us at the Southern Area intercounty team championships on 8th May.

Venue will be Holbrook Judo Club, Gym No 1, Brune Park School, Military Road, Gosport PO12 3BU.

Mat fee £5.00 

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Changes to Southern Area Judo Intercounties format

After a hiatus caused by the Covid pandemic, the Southern Area intercounties tournament will resume this year. Hampshire has a proud record in this event: the winning boys and girls teams from 2004 are pictured. (Court Lane’s Lewis Dolman is holding the trophy, with Andy Gould wearing GB patch behind him).

This year’s edition will be held in Eastleigh on Sunday 8th May. Hampshire’s team will be announced based on squad attendance and results at Hampshire Closed, to be held in April.

The event has been restructured, and will now feature more but smaller teams than previous years, along with grade banded mixed gender adult teams.

Each team will consist of 7 players with there being six categories – u12 years of age boys and
girls teams, u16 years of age boys and girls teams, senior mixed kyu grade teams and senior
mixed dan grade teams. Technical restrictions will be in place for the u12 teams and armlocks
and strangles permitted only in the senior events, minimum age 14 years.


Team Formats


U12 Boys
u27kg, u30kg, u34kg, u38kg, u42kg, u46kg and o46kg

U12 Girls
u28kg, u32kg, u36kg, u40kg, u44kg, u48kg and o48kg

U16 Boys
u42kg, u46kg, u50kg, u55kg, u60kg, u66kg and o66kg

U16 Girls
u40kg, u44kg, u48kg, u52kg, u57kg, u63kg and o63kg


Mixed Senior Kyu Grade (maximum grade 2nd Kyu)
Men u66kg, u81kg, u100kg and o100kg
Women u57kg, u70kg and 070kg


Mixed Senior Dan Grade (minimum grade 1st Kyu)
Men u66kg, u81kg, u100kg and o100kg
Women u57kg, u70kg and 070kg


Senior teams will fight alternately M, F, M, F, M, F, M

Regardless of the changes, team judo is one of the most exciting competition formats and this promises to be an exciting day as always!

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Court Lane players help Hampshire Judo to medal success

Hampshire Judo enjoyed a successful at the Intercounty tournament on Sunday.

Chloe and Michael were in the thick of the action, Chloe scoring two excellent wins to help the girls’ team to a well deserved place. Michael and the boys came in third.

Full results can be found on the Hampshire Judo Facebook page.

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C’mon Hampshire!

Victorious Hampshire squad players at Crystal Palace

Hampshire players will be competing in the Southern Area intercounty team tournament on Sunday 5th May.

Men, women, boys and girls will take on teams from Kent, Sussex and Surrey in this annual event that is one of the highlights of the Southern Area calendar.

This year’s event is being held at Worthing Leisure Centre, with action on the mat due to start at around 9.30am.

Two players who train at the club will be taking part – Michael Churcher and Chloe Lymer. We wish them and the rest of the team Good Luck!

Previous Court Lane representatives in Hampshire Team:

  • Brett Caswell
  • Andy Gould
  • Lewis Dolman
  • Azhar Baree
  • Isla Savellis-Fry

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Isla picked for Hampshire team

We are pleased to announce that Isla Savellis-Fry has been selected to represent Hampshire in this year’s Intercounty tournament.

Isla will be competing at -63kg, at the southern area event being hosted in Gillingham, Kent on 13th May.

Isla is the first female player from the Club to be selected for this team event.

Well done Isla!

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Hampshire Squad session this Sunday!

Hard work pays offSquad training will take place again this weekend, it has been great to have Court Lane players at every session, would be great to see a few more this time! Sessions are open to all competitive juniors, aged 8 and over.

My fellow squad manager, Paul Vella, recently circulated this message about the squads:

Please note that the next county squad training session is to be held this coming Sunday 23 October 2016 15.30 – 17.30 with guest coach Petra Piears she was a junior once and I remember her as a young teenager at Burridge JC many years ago, she did go on to win many British, European & World Masters titles.
We would like to remind all County juniors that there is no county championships next year and therefore the county training sessions will be used to identify players for the 2017 SA intercounties championships.
Full selection criteria will be publicised soon but you must be aware that we require all clubs and coaches to promote these sessions amongst their players as we do have our hands tied here.
The November training will be run by Danny Murphy also at Fleming Park (27/11/16) and then it is intended to move sessions to Osaka for January February & March 2017 subject to numbers attending.
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Hampshire hosts Southern Area team tournament

Judo fight

This year’s inter county tournament will be hosted by Hampshire Judo, at Fleming Park Leisure Centre, on Sunday 3rd May.

Junior and senior teams from Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex and Kent will be in action over the course of the day.

Team judo is immensely exciting, if you are free please go along and support your team!

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Hampshire Squad training dates

Hampshire has published details of squad training dates in the run up to the Southern Area Intercounties.

All Closed medallists are urged to attend – please confirm attendance to Derek Hopkins, squads manager, so that he can gauge numbers and possibly open sessions to additional players.

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Azhar Baree selected for Hampshire Team

We are delighted to announce that Azhar has been called up to represent Hampshire in tomorrow’s Intercounties tournament, to be held at Dartford Judo Club in Kent.

Azhar’s selection follows on from an impressive bronze medal in this year’s Hampshire Closed, and a silver last year.

Good luck Azhar, go Hampshire Hogs!

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