Basingstoke & Deane – Hampshire Youth Games report

Today (21 April 2012), Hampshire Judo held the first of the local participation events at the AWE RecSoc building in Aldermarston.

Children from a variety of clubs and schools took part in this small friendly event. More than 30 children fought in round robin pools under the watchful eyes of IJF referee Andy Tremlett. Andy also supervised the debut refereeing appearance of Ellie Stephens, who recently passed her junior refereeing award.

The event is part of a series of local competitions that Hampshire Judo is putting on as part of Hampshire County Council’s “Hampshire Games”.

“We wanted to extend the Hampshire Games beyond the main event in Aldershot on June 16th” said organisers “participants in the June event have to have participated in a local authority area event. This is something we (Hampshire Judo) implemented last year to provide local competition opportunities for novice child players. ”

Hampshire Judo would like to thank all the patents who supported their children today. We would also like to thank local organisers Paul Hamilton, Lynn Stringer and volunteers Andy Tremlett and Steve Lansley.

Contact your club coach for information on when your local authority area event is scheduled.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Hampshire Games Organiser Lance Wicks ( lw@judocoach.com ).