Hitchin club feared to be homeless finds new home

A SPORTS club which feared it may be homeless when its venue closed this autumn has found a new home.

Hitchin Judo Club, which currently meets in Hitchin Town Hall, has been searching for a new location for the past 12 months.

The town hall will close in October, in order to undergo a multi-million pound refurbishment.

The judo club, which has been based at the hall for 50 years, has just secured a new home at Hitchin Boys’ School Sports Centre.

Michael Orton, coach and treasurer, said: “We are delighted and relieved to have found this ideal location.

“It’s a traditional gymnasium, light and airy with a sprung floor and it will make a brilliant dojo. It’s very close to where we are now, so nobody has to re-plan their journey.”

Another club which currently uses the town hall will also be based at the grammar school from now on.

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From today, Hitchin Ki Aikido Club classes will be moved – enquiries are to be made to Louise on 07783 373982.

For more information on the judo club – including changes to sessions – use the link, top right.