Tonight was the ‘Hartlepool Sport Council’ Annual Awards evening, an evening which had a number of local sporting personalities, coaches and ‘rising stars’ from many different disciplines being presented with well… awards. Their was a real mix represented from grass roots performers, right through to a member of the 2012 British Olympic Team, Savannah Marshall (Boxing) who was presented with the ‘Sports Personality of the Year Award’.
Congratulations to both Jasmin Langley & Bailey Reed who were presented with well deserved ‘Rising Star‘ awards after their performances at last year’s Wadokai European Championships, and Carl Jorgeson, who was presented with the ‘Sport Coach of the Year‘ award.
Thank you to the organisers and congratulations to everyone who received an award.
I think the poster is self explanatory BUT in case you don’t get it, the Karate community are looking at getting the sport into the Olympics for 2020, which means that a lot of our young competitors could be serious contenders for the British Olympic Team! And why not? Karate is one of the most popular sports in the world with Sport England highlighting that Karate has four times as many known participants than Judo and two and a half times as many as Taekwondo (Active People Survey 5, 2011), both of these are Olympic Sports already.
You can visit www.thekisontheway.com to pledge your support to this campaign.