Maria Miller, MP for Basingstoke and Deane recently visited our class at Dove House Academy to watch a Judo class take place. This class covered a number of groundwork techniques and also some work on strength and conditioning.
Dove House Judo club is a satellite club of Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy and is based at the Academy, The club started in October 2014 and is open to all Dove House pupils. Dove House is a specialist secondary school for children with learning difficulties.
The Basingstoke based Judo club is a member of the Britsh Judo Association (BJA) and follows the BJA syllabus. The children within the club are currently working towards their next belts both within Dove House Academy.
Sport Hampshire and IOW along with The British Judo Association and www.yellowbeltchallenge.co.uk were instrumental in providing the funding to support this club in particular for the Mats and initial licencing and insurance for members.
See the press release below from Maria Millers office.
Maria Miller Basingstoke
5th October 2015
Local MP Urges more People to get involved in the Olympic Legacy through Satellite Clubs
Maria Miller MP visited Sport Satellite clubs at Totally Tennis in Basingstoke War Memorial Park and the Judo Satellite at Dove House Academy. The Satellite initiative is part of the London 2012 Olympic Legacy to get more young people regularly participating in sport through the expert coaching available in local sports clubs. The aim of the programme is to ensure that every secondary school and sixth form college in Hampshire is offered the opportunity to host a satellite club by 2016.
Satellite Clubs are Open to all young people across the local community including neighbouring schools, not just pupils from the school the club is based at.
The satellite clubs work alongside the “This Girl Can” campaign to encourage more women to play sport.
Maria Commented “These two satellite clubs offer more young people the opportunity to get involved in sports with expert coaching from local clubs. Too many young women drop out of sport in their teenage years because they don’t find a sport for them or the facilities don’t cater for their individual needs. This programme is part of a broader scheme to try to reverse that trend and get us all more active.
“The Satellite clubs are run by dedicated professionals who are committed to young people being given the chance to try a wide variety of sports that might otherwise be unavailable to them.
“More funding is available for more clubs and schools to set up satellite clubs in the town. We need more to get involved and reach out to children who currently may not take part in sport outside of school on a regular basis. “
Satellite Clubs are aimed for 11-25 year olds and delivered by Sport Hampshire & IOW, contact Priya Samuel, Satellite Clubs Development Manager 01962 845 156 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
For more information please contact Maria Miller MP on 07912 717411 or email email@example.com.