The inaugural event will be hosted by 3 world class karate athletes;
- Minh Dack, World Vice-Champion (Kata),
- Kristina Mah, World Champion (Kumite)
- Azdin Rghioui, World Champion (Kumite)
Joel’s selection to the Australian National Karate team follows a successful 12 months of effort, competing at the 2015 Youth World Cup in Croatia, The Australian Open and State Championships.
Mark Golding, the Chair of the National Coaches Committee and Donald James, the Vice President of the Australian Karate Federation wrote to congratulate Joel on his outstanding achievement:
“We commend you on the dedication and commitment you have demonstrated to reach this notable achievement. Your achievements have been acknowledged through your selection into the National Team to compete at this event; an honour bestowed upon few individuals in sport.”
In other athlete news, we wish the best of luck to Hudson Irwin as he will be competing in the National Gymnastics at Hisense arena held between the 25th of May and 3rd June. Hudson was the 2015 under 15 champion and is out to defend his title as an under 17. He competes on May 24 & 26.
All athletes are supported via a range of services; primarily gym programming and coaching for strength and conditioning, sport psychology, nutrition and other personal development
Academy Executive Officer Rob Ward congratulated these athletes on their achievements; “We look forward to continuing to work with them and their supporters to deliver specialist services to help them succeed”.
FedUni WestVic Academy of Sport currently supports 116 athletes across 19 sports.
For further information, please contact Academy Executive Officer Rob Ward on 0417 044 419.