On Saturday 31 March, the first trial event for the new Hampshire Judo Team Championships took place at St Marys Leisure Centre, Southampton.
The hosts Southampton Solent University provided the hall, mats and scoreboard and operator. The visiting teams brought their first aiders and referees.
Being the first event informal teams were formed on the day between players from clubs across Hampshire. 3 teams of 5 players were formed. Each comprising 4 males and 1 female.
After the fighting had finished, all participants, coaches and officials sat and shared their thoughts on the day and the Hampshire Team Championships project generally. There were good conversations and ideas shared.
There will be two more test events (April and May), with the full event starting in October.
The goal is to increase participation opportunities and participation levels for 12-16 year old and senior players in Hampshire. Whilst also growing the number of officials in the county.
1. Winchester Kings
2. Summit & AWE
3. Team Solent Rhinos.
(Please note these were informally formed teams with players from other clubs participating in these teams. For example Fleming Park, Eastleigh Judokwai and Winchester University).
For more information please contact Lance Wicks ( firstname.lastname@example.org).