TheSKGBwould like to wish our members a happy International Women's Day. Congratulations and thank you to every woman and girl who has started karate this year, continued to improve their karate, dedicated their time to coaching in communities across Scotland, gained qualifications as coaches or officials, or taken part in competitions at home and abroad. We have a wealth of talented women and girls in Scottish karate who continue to inspire women, men, girls and boys alike - thank you!
The Scottish Karate Governing Body Limited completes UK Anti-Doping Assurance Framework.
The Scottish Karate Governing Body is delighted to announce its completion of the Assurance Framework, which National Governing Bodies (NGBs) must fulfil to certify to UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) that they are meeting their anti-doping responsibilities.
This resource is in support of UKAD Assurance Framework. It outlines a summary of activities carried out by The Scottish Karate Governing Body Limited in the year 2022 -23 as part of its ongoing promotion of Clean Sport within Scottish Karate.
The Scottish Karate Governing Body Limited is opposed to the use of performance enhancing drugs and doping practises in Traditional and Sport Karate and fully supports the positions of the International Olympic Committee, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and UK Anti-doping against the use of banned substances.
Clean Sport Education Strategy and implementation Plan
2023 will see the introduction of a new anti-Doping and education strategy for Scottish Karate.
Our mission from 2023 – 2027
Is to establish Scottish karate as a clean sport.
Our education strategy
We will be able to target all elite athletes and SKGB coaches (in excess of 200) over the next 2 year period with our education program and have in place 3 Anti-Doping educators and a lead officer to deliver our strategy.
UKAD compliance and review 2022/2023
Over the last year the SKGB have achieved the following to assist us in implementation of our strategy and education plan.
Complied and Implemented UKAD 24-point framework
Appointed lead Anti-Doping contact (Mr James Miller)
Appointed Anti-Doping officer (Professor Adriano Rossi)
Circulated WADA 2023 list to SKGB members
Education implementation strategy and plan in place
Agreed to organise seminars with elite athletes at national squad training in 2023
Agreed to educate over 200 SKGB coaches onto the UKAD coach program over the next 2 years.
Will circulate our strategy and plan to all stakeholders and post on the SKGB website.
Implement our plan into the SKGB 1- and 4-Year plan relating to 2023/2027
Updated the SKGB website to include a section only for UKAD
Inserted UKAD logo onto the SKGB website giving direct access to the UKAD website
In the autumn of 2022 the Japanese Government, gravely concerned over the rise in attacks on females, not only in Japan, but also worldwide, embarked on a mission to raise awareness and help more females learn how to protect themselves in the face of increasing violence.
The Japanese Foreign Ministry, tasked with delivering this initiative, approached the World Karate Federation with a view developing a female focused self-defence programme empowering females against gender-based attacks.
This global project has been named Guardian Girls whose aims are to inspire females to defend themselves with Counter Measure Karate training through a series of seminars and demonstrations conducted at all WKF major tournaments in 2023.
Scotland are delighted to announce that the WKF have approached Amy Connell to launch the inaugural WKF Guardian Girls project in Egypt at the Cairo K1 Championships at the end of this month.
Amy has had her draft programme approved by the WKF and will head to their Madrid HQ on Wednesday to finalise details.
Amy is an Olympic Team GB member, 7 x British Champion, 4 x WKF European Medallist and current Commonwealth Champion.
It is indeed a great honour for Amy, Scottish Karate and indeed British Karate, for her to be selected by the WKF to launch the Guardian Girls project, given the huge pool of talent the WKF have available to choose from.
I am sure you will join us in congratulating Amy and wishing her well with her involvement in the launch of the project.
The World Anti-Doping Code international standard Prohibited List 2023 & TUE Communications
To assist the SKGB in meeting UKAD Assurance Framework requirement (that Athletes and Athlete Support Personnel on the SKGB’s performance pathway are advised annually of the changes to the Prohibited List),
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the 2023 Prohibited List (attached ) and a summary of key changes can be found here.
Due to us now running the Grand Prix events the SKGB will host its 2022 National Championships as an elite event this year on December 18th 2022 at the Ravenscraig regional sports facility, Motherwell.
This year will see us use WKF categories for 14yrs and above and will be used as a potential selection event for European & World Championships.
All SKGB members 14yrs and over are invited to attend.
Please see bulletin attached, all entries should be made via sportdata by your club/federation coach.
We look forward to seeing everyone on the 18th December.
SKGB KUMITE SELECTIONS FOR THE 2023 UNDER 21 AND SENIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS.
The SKGB Performance team are pleased to announce the following athletes have been selected for the Under 21 EKF Championships in Cyprus February 2023 & The EKF Senior European Championships in Spain March 2023.
Keri Robertshaw - Female Cadet -54kg
Elize Bauld - Female Cadet -61kg
Eve Watt - Female Cadet +61kg
Gabrielle Clarkson - Female Junior -59kg
Shanelle Gordon - Female Junior -66kg
Dana Purves - Female U21 -61kg
Holly Buchanan - Female U21 -68kg
Neve Ewing - Female U21 +68kg
Joe Gallagher - Male Cadet -52kg
Finlay Mclymont - Male Cadet -57kg
Benjamin Packwood - Male Cadet -63kg
Loukas Harrison - Male Cadet -70kg
Adam Hamill - Male Junior -55kg
Daniel Lyons - Male Junior -61kg
Lewis Bryson - Male Junior -68kg
Scott Anderson - Male Junior -76kg
Harry Gilfillan - Male Junior +76kg
Jacob Smart - Male U21 -67kg
Ben Woods - Male U21 -75kg
Sam Livingstone - Male U21 -84kg
Joey Cochrane - Male U21 +84kg
Amy Connell - Female -55kg
Carly McNab - Female -61kg
Niamh Junner - Female +68kg
Adam Hamill - Male -60kg
Dylan Rush - Male -67kg
Ben Woods - Male -75kg
Greg Anderson - Male +84kg
Neve Ewing, Niamh Junner, Carly McNab
Greg Anderson, Ben Woods, Joey Cochrane, Dylan Rush, Adam Hamill
Congratulations on your selection.
To all athletes that applied and have not been selected, we thankyou for your application and hope to see you continue with squad training and apply again in the future.