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    Weʼve raised £540 to get Michael to Australia to compete for Team GB in the World Ju Jitsu championships in October 2017

    Andover, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 6th October 2017

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    Thanks for taking the time to read my page... I'm looking to raise funds to compete in the World Jujitsu Championships in Australia in October 2017. I've been selected to compete in team GB- here's how I got to this point...

    I began training with the Kyouken club based in Andover 2 1/2 years ago when I was 14. I was your typical lacking in confidence 14 yr old wanting to try something new.

    I quickly started moving up through the belts, green belt within 6 months! 1 year in I was offered the opportunity to trial for the GB team- I Got in!!! I passed the trials with flying colours. Team GB training started across the UK- a strict exercise and nutritional plan started.

    I competed in the Nationals in 2015 and achieved Silver in U16 Lightweight AMA- my coaches really felt I had potential at this point. This was followed by another Silver in the nationals in 2016! More training in different disciplines was needed to get me to the next level. I started training in K1, Brazilian Jujitsu, Sunrise Warriors for endurance alongside traditional Jujitsu. This was all on top of prepping and revising for my GCSE's!

    All this work meant my place was secured in Team GB- next came competing for my individual place. In Feb 2017 I competed within the GB squad to confirm my place as the fighter to represent my weight category. I followed this in July 2017 with a Silver in the men's under 82kg at the nations!

    The next hurdle is getting to Australia...
    I am very passionate about representing my country, my club and my family. As the youngest member of the GB team I have a lot to prove.

    I'd really appreciate your support getting me to my target.

    The money I'm raising will cover my travel, living cost and accommodation for 3 weeks and fund the Team GB training kit and Gi that I'll need for completion.

    Thank you so much for your support- please follow my journey to the World Championships #mikeyPGBJujitsu

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    • Michael Portsmouth1 year ago
      Michael Portsmouth

      Michael Portsmouth

      1 year ago

      Thank you to the two lovely ladies from the weyhill fete!

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    • Michael Portsmouth1 year ago
      Michael Portsmouth

      Michael Portsmouth

      1 year ago

      A huge thank you to everybody who has donated via my page and handing me donations, especially following the recent exposure on local social media.

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    • Michael Portsmouth1 year ago
      Michael Portsmouth

      Michael Portsmouth

      1 year ago

      Wow that's my GB kit paid for!!! Thank you so much for your donations. It's really appreciated. Please do share my post if you feel able 😀

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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 9/17/2017 10:35 AM

    Supporters

    27

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 10, 2017

      Wishing you every success Michael. Hope you liked the ginger beer!

      £30.00

    • Jill Clarke

      Jill Clarke

      Sep 10, 2017

      Good luck with your trip to Australia and for next years clothes peg challenge

      £30.00

    • Cristina Teixeira

      Cristina Teixeira

      Aug 31, 2017

      Just do your Best!

      £10.00

    • Martine McNiven

      Martine McNiven

      Aug 15, 2017

      Good luck Michael from staff and directors of Xpresso News

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 1, 2017

      Good luck Michael in Australia

      £5.00

    • Wayne

      Wayne

      Aug 1, 2017

      Go for it Micheal. Bring back a gold..

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 31, 2017

      Good luck

      £10.00

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    Michael Portsmouth

    Michael Portsmouth

    Andover, United Kingdom

    Hi I'm Michael. I'm 16 and have been training at Kyouken Jujitsu for 2 1/2 years. I've trained hard and been given the opportunity to represent my country in Team GB at the World Championships in Australia in October- I just need to get there... Thank you for your support!

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