Hillsborough Judo Club have been awarded £8,309.00 after a successful small grants bid from Sport England.
The clubs coaches have gave the following statement;
"We are all absolutely delighted that our efforts have been rewarded with this important milestone of our long term game plan. This is an early Christmas present for our club, and we still have not finished the year off yet as our Bronze award is now ready for submitting for renewal.
With a new Judo mat on the funding list this means Hillsborough JC can now introduce two extra days of Judo into the week complimenting our usual Friday night training schedule. We all wanted to get the Sunday morning training back which a lot of senior Judo players enjoyed sometime ago, we now can do this alongside a new Kano class to be run for 5-8 year olds.
The strength and numbers of different levels of coaches will be second to none, the funding has helped to achieve this important factor of our game plan, we have also offered to the Y+H area 4 off table officials and 1 off referee for training to strengthen the areas team after an announcement of the lack of new blood coming into these roles. The award will also increase our equipment with extra safety mats, and grappling dummies which the Juniors cannot wait to get their hands on.
Looking ahead to 2012 we already have our sights on another project which could result in more funding of an equivalent value, we do not want to miss any opportunity especially when the Olympics are upon us"
Please look out for the new training times to be announced in the new year!