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Karate Athletes Council created in Canada

2020-07-22

Karate Athletes Council created in Canada

The Canadian Karate Federation announced today the creation of the new Athletes’ Council. Aiming to give a voice to all the Karate athletes in the country, this initiative continues the widespread efforts of national federations to increase the accountability and representation of all the different bodies of their organisations. 

The Canadian Karate Federation announced today the creation of the new Athletes’ Council. Aiming to give a voice to all the Karate athletes in the country, this initiative continues the widespread efforts of national federations to increase the accountability and representation of all the different bodies of their organisations.

One of the first national federations to create a working group formed exclusively by athletes, Canada’s Athletes Council have a representation of both kata and kumite, able-bodied and para-athletes, and it presents equal female - male split, as it was announced in a press release.

The Canadian Karate organisation informed that the newly created council will be meeting in the coming weeks “to prioritise which issues facing our athletes must be addressed with the most urgency”.

The new Athletes’ Council is chaired by Chris de Sousa Costa and it has Nicholas Patrick Rivest, Daphné Trahan-Perreault, Guillaume Tremblay, Patricia Wright, and Parvin Mayan as its first members. “By keeping each other accountable and by truly living the “We Are One” mantra, we can enrich the athlete experience which will support podium success,” said the press release.

More info on Canada Karate Federation website here.