Hampshire Championships this Saturday (16th March)


I am Lance Wicks, the Competitions Organiser for Hampshire Judo.
I’m sending this email out to all entrants of the Hampshire Judo Championships on March 16th.

The event is exciting for me as the organiser, especially as we hit (and exceeded) our target for players.
As this email is associated with one of those players, I am emailing you to let you know some details for the event. If you have any questions please email me at competitions@hampshirejudo.org.uk

The competition is at the St Marys Leisure Centre, St Mary’s Road, Southampton, SO14 0BL. (
http://www.solent.ac.uk/sport/facilities/st-marys-leisure-centre.aspx <http://www.solent.ac.uk/sport/facilities/st-marys-leisure-centre.aspx>)

Solent University are supporting us in running this event and are allowing us to use their car park for free all day parking. Access to the car park is via the entrance on East Park Terrace. ( *http://tinyurl.com/bcyfr32* )

Booking in and Weigh in:
We must weigh all players and check their British Judo licenses. Junior categories (Boys and Girls) will book-in and weigh-in at 8:30am. Senior categories (Women and Men) book-in and weigh-in at 12:30pm.

Fight order and medal presentations:
We will be fighting lightest to heaviest, medals will be presented at the completion of the category. If you have any suggestions for VIPs to present medals please let me know.

Celebratory Dinner:
At 6pm we will be holding a celebratory meal at the Jurys Inn Hotel opposite the competition venue. All players, coaches, supporters, parents, family, fans are welcome to attend. A three course meal is £20, drinks not included. Numbers are limited, so please indicate if you will be attending via this online:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NChDRPnnpo-I7lx1NoKqwv0cBECSb2kQF2j2BqFyUsE/viewform <http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fdocs.google.com%2Fforms%2Fd%2F1NChDRPnnpo-I7lx1NoKqwv0cBECSb2kQF2j2BqFyUsE%2Fviewform&h=HAQGx00cMAQGMq9p9Mi7YutBa9l7aUdycoZMHAUdSLHy0Tg&s=1>

We have four sponsors so far, Ealing Judo Club, M&S Motor Repairs, Lendrum’s Driving School and Sandra Sergeant Photography. They are helping keep the cost to players down and we thank them for their support. We are still welcoming sponsors, for an amount of £25 or more you can name any of the remaining categories. So please take a moment to think of anyone you might know who would like to support our sport and might consider giving £25 to the event.

Starting at 8:00am on Saturday we will be preparing the venue, laying the mats and then running the event. We have a small number of volunteers already but we need more people so that each volunteer is less pressured and able to enjoy the day as much as we hope everyone else will.
If you know of someone who might be interested in helping on the day please pass my email address to them (competitions@hampshirejudo.org.uk).

Charity & Spectators:
We are collecting for the MS Society at the event, we are asking that spectators donate £1 at the door. We just want to make sure that all spectators are aware of this before they arrive as we don’t want it to be a surprise on the day.

Once again, if you have any questions, please contact me.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all on the 16th!



This is a copy of an email sent earlier to all entrants and clubs.