The KSA youth (children/cadet/junior) championships 2018 attended by a capacity crowd of both participants and spectators proved to be an overwhelming success
“I am absolutely delighted at the huge turnout of our karate youth from throughout the Republic, “said a very excited President of KSA Sonny Pillay Hanshi“ moreover the high standard of karate on display by the participants throughout the weekend certainly augurs well for the future of KSA “
The sugar belt town of Tongaat in the Kingdom KZN was abuzz over the weekend with karate activity, moreover karateka and their parents were all packed into the Tongaat sports centre to witness “nail-biting” stuff on show by the best athletes in our country fighting for the top honours
KZN Gauteng and Western Cape once again dominated the proceedings at the said action-packed Nationals having won a bag full of medals!
Athletes that shone brightly at the event were Gautengs Duncan twins, Jaden and Jonathan, Miranda Roetz, Team KZN Unison kata team comprising of Hemal Heeralal, Shravan Ishwarlal and Yushir Gunpath, Hannah Jermiah from PMB. Zayan Ghoor and Amy Harding, ALL gold Medallists.
Western Cape, who topped the medal count ahead of team KZN produced several gold medallists, Robyn Lee Poole, Robin Links, Chrissandro Flemmer, Isabel Visser, Marcelo September, Jody Williams and Aiden Fransman
Tournament Director of KSA Leo Ciutto was over the moon with excitement for the smooth execution of the event with his tournament commission of Shani Lakram, Berry Reddy and the KSA Technical Convenor, Brando Shihan.
"The success of the just concluded Nationals augurs well for our forthcoming events viz. the League events and more importantly the ARNOLD CLASSIC SPORTS FESTIVAL 18-20 MAY 2018 at the SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE" said KSA Technical Convenor, Brando Pillay