NEW YEAR FUNDING WINDFALL FOR FLEMING PARK JUDO CLUB
Eastleigh’s Fleming Park Judo Club have been handed the perfect start to the new year after Sport England accepted their funding application for over £5000. The British Judo Association registered club made the application as they seek to improve the quality of coaching, increase participation and encourage healthy lifestyles within the community as well as developing their visually impaired scene. The Hampshire outfit will receive £5756 from Sport England Small Grants fund and a further £825 coaching bursary from Sport Hampshire and IOW, the County Sports Partnership.
Club Secretary Louise Riley said:
“We’re over the moon that our application for funding has been accepted. With this funding we’ll be able to fulfill all of our plans to develop the club. Three coaches will be able to gain Level 2 coaching qualifications and a further two club coaches will be brought up to the UK Coaching Certificate standard. We’ll also be able to purchase new mats to extend the training area and offer alternative training sessions. Several volunteers will also attend relevant courses as we continue to work towards the Silver Clubmark award.”
Peter Beard, British Judo’s South East Development Officer, who supported the club’s funding bid, said: “The funding is very well deserved by the club and I know they’ll make significant steps to develop their delivery and the sport in Hampshire.”
Fleming Park Judo Club train at Studio 1, Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Passfield Avenue, Eastleigh SO23 4TH. All training takes place on a Saturday as juniors (5-8 years) train at 08:30 – 09:30 before junior beginners take to the mat from 09:30 – 10:30. Junior advanced players train at 10:30 – 11:30 while seniors are in action at 11:30 – 12:30.