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Court Lane supporters hit a winning groove

Court Lane supporters playing the Portsmouth Lottery have hit a groove, selecting winning numbers two weeks in succession.

A weekly prize of £25,000 is up for grabs, with a percentage of the ticket price coming back to good causes who have signed up to the Lottery. Bonus prizes are also offered – currently a £1,000 B&Q voucher is up for grabs.

You can purchase a ticket and support the club here.

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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, these funds become ever more crucial.

You can purchase your Portsmouth Lottery tickets here.

Thank you for your continued support.

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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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Thank you for your support

We would just like to take this opportunity to say a big Thank You! to everyone who has, and still is, supporting us on the Portsmouth Lottery.

Since we went live on the Lottery, we have sold 1802 tickets, raising £901 to support the Club. Other funds have gone to support other good causes in the City.

Whilst we would have liked to have kept these monies to fund mat replacement, reduced cashflow due to Club closure has meant that we have had to use them to cover outstanding liabilities.

2020 looks set remain an exceptionally challenging year, we have no idea what our return to Judo will look like as the pandemic is managed, or what the financial impacts of any changes will be.

If you can spare £1 a week, please support us on the Portsmouth Lottery.

Simply visit to sign up.

Thank you again

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Fundraising reminder

Just a quick reminder of a couple of ways that you can help us to raise extra funds for the club.

Use Easyfundraising… it’s quick, free and easy.

Simply register at and nominate Court Lane Judo Club, or use this link:

Using the link above will trigger an additional £5 donation to the Club when your own donation reaches £5.

Every time you shop online, go to Easyfundraising fund and shop from their partners. We get a percentage of the nett price, with no additional cost to you! Online shopping has already £470 in donations for us, from partners such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, John Lewis, Dunelm, Regatta.

Installing the Easyfundraising app on your ‘phone makes it even easier to support the Club on the move!

Buy tickets from the Portsmouth Lottery

Purchasing tickets from the Portsmouth Lottery means we get 50% of every ticket price, with 10% going into a charitable causes grant fund.

To buy a ticket to benefit the club, visit:

Buy a ticket now and you could win a Fitbit and Google Mini, as well as being entered into the weekly draw to win up to £25,000.

Currently we have sold 1,696 tickets raising £848 for the Club.

Why your support matters

There are a number of reasons why we value your support with our fundraising.

1. Most urgently, current numbers and mat fees do not quite cover the cost of hall hire. To give you an idea of costs, the total income from Easyfundraising to date does not cover the cost of one month’s hall hire.

2. To support the coaches. The club coaches continue to be unpaid, and fund their own coach development and revalidation.

3. Our mats are getting old. The 2×1 metre mats were purchased more than twenty years ago. The 1×1 metre mats were second hand from the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Whilst none need replacing yet, they are showing signs of wear and tear through constant handling. It would be prudent to start building up a mat replacement fund. At the last estimate, it would cost circa £5,000 to replace the current mats.

4. Ultimately, to have our own dojo (training hall), and be masters of our own destiny.

As always, thank you for your continued support.

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A winning weekend for Court Lane

First of all, congratulations to club coach Craig Jones, who completed today’s Great South Run in a time of 1 hour 40 minutes 23 seconds, beating his own target time.

Craig was raising funds for the Rowans Hospice, he can still be sponsored via his JustGiving page.

We had another winner on the Portsmouth Lottery, remember to check your email to see if you’ve won!

If you haven’t signed up yet visit our page,

Finally, Michael Churcher and Chloe Lymer competed in Kent on Saturday, at the regional schools championships. Both players finished in third place in their respective categories.

Congratulations to all our winners.

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And it’s another big Thank You!

Easyfundraising is not the only way you have helped us – supporters have also been buying tickets on the Portsmouth Lottery. Funds raised already top £780.

Once again, these funds have helped us to pay hall hire fees when numbers have been low. We hope to start putting these funds into mat replacement in the future.

You can find out how to play the Lottery via our fundraising page. You could also be in with a chance to win an Amazon entertainment bundle!

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Another Lottery winner from the Club!

The weekend saw the 33rd winning ticket claimed by a supporter on the Portsmouth Lottery.

Remember, every ticket sold raises vital funds for the club and other good causes in Portsmouth.

You can register and play via

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What would you do with £25,000?

Our 32nd winner on the Portsmouth Lottery has just been announced!

Players are competing for a chance to win a prize of £25,000. With 32 winners over 125 draws, we are averaging a winner every 4 draws – although the big prize is still outstanding!

Proceeds from each ticket we sell come back to Club, with a further percentage being used to support other good causes in Portsmouth.

Remember, you need to be in it, to win it!

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Congratulations to our latest Lottery winners!

Congratulations to the latest TWO winners on the Portsmouth Lottery last night.

Playing the Portsmouth Lottery raises vital funds for the Club, and puts you in with a chance of wining a £25,000 jackpot.

Follow this link to start playing today!

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