Funding for judo club

Members of the Butokokan Judo club with their cheque.
Members of the Butokokan Judo club with their cheque.

A revamped training area is enhancing facilities at a martial arts group.

The Butokokan Judo club, in Newbiggin and Ashington, has improved its facilities after receiving £900 from Comic Relief.

The money has been used to provide new mats, which will provide training space for the club’s growing numbers and enable it to continue hosting gradings, competitions and masterclasses from Olympians.

Sessions take place at Ashington YMCA on Mondays and Fridays, from 6pm to 7pm, and at Newbiggin Sports Centre on Tuesdays, from 6pm to 7pm, and Saturdays, from noon to 1.30pm. Visit www.butokokanjudo.co.uk