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Congratulations to Amy Connell representing Team GB at the European Games in Minsk
Amy Connell – Athlete Blog
My name is Amy Connell I am an international athlete for the Scotland national karate team and Team GB. I started karate when I was three years old and it has been a huge passion of mine that has grown ever since. I have represented Scotland at multiple European and World Championships since I was 14 years old bringing home two European bronze medals in cadet and junior categories and a World University bronze.
My sporting career like may others has been full of great triumphs alongside may obstacles, one major obstacle of mine was my injury after the Senior World Championships in Bremen 2014 where I placed 7th. I came home to find out I had two broken legs and told by many doctors that I wouldn’t be able to compete again. This was a devastating time in my life but I had a strong mindset that I could get back to competing at the top level again. It was a tough 2 years of rehabilitation mentally and physically but my first big competition back was the Paris Open in 2017 where I reached the final bringing home a silver medal. This year I became Senior European bronze medallist in Guadalajara which meant I qualified for the European Games in Minsk. I fly out to next week and I am very proud to be representing my club, country and family as part of Team GB at this huge multi-sport event.
Scotland's Amy Connell and England's Joe Kellaway claimed bronze medals on the penultimate day of the European Karate Championships in Spain.
Kellaway secured a golden-point win over Turkey's Erman Eltemur in the -75kg class, while Connell beat Jelena Maksimovic of Montenegro 4-3 in the -55kg kumite division.
The results boost their chances of qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games.
"Moments like this are what we do it all for," said Connell.
Kellaway said: "I've been on a bumpy ride but I finally put it together for this moment. To be on a podium with these three other athletes is a dream come true."
Karate will make its Olympic debut at Tokyo next year and by securing bronze medals both fighters have guaranteed themselves places at the 2019 Minsk European Games in June, which will be a key Olympic qualification event.
Congratulations to Amy Connell winning Bronze at the European Senior Championships 2019
SKGB Board of Directors decision taken on the 25th January 2019.
After receiving numerous complaints regarding SKGB members fly posting. The board of Directors unanimously agreed the following with immediate effect.
Associations / Clubs and SKGB members will not be permitted to fly-post to advertise their association or clubs as it brings the SKGB into disrepute.
Fly-posting is illegal and is controlled under a range of legislation. It constitutes an environmental crime, along with a wide range of issues such as graffiti, littering, fly-tipping and dog fouling. Fly-posting damages the physical environment, is detrimental to quality of place and communities, has high clean-up costs and is linked to anti-social behaviour. Fly-posting can significantly reduce the attractiveness of urban areas, especially those in need of regeneration. ENCAMS states that, “fly-posting attracts graffiti, sending out the signal an area is uncared for and can exacerbate people’s fear of crime. This in turn stops businesses choosing to locate there and can also keep visitors away” (Extract from Scottish Executive Development Department) Fly-posting is also a road traffic offence.
Associations / Clubs and SKGB members who have already fly-posted have until the 31st March to remove all fly posting. Failure to remove fly-posting and continued fly-posting will result in disciplinary action from the SKGB.
The diversity of skills and actions involved in karate, and the diversity of its members, makes karate an exciting and dynamic martial art. Scotland also has a history of successful female karateka as club practitioners, association executive members, coaches, competitors, and referees/ officiating staff. Developing or increasing a female membership can: dilute an aggressive bullying environment that has been found in some male sports; increases class sizes; increase the pool of expertise and talent within your club; aid men/boys developing respectful relations with women/girls; and, of course, bring extra revenue into a club. As such, ensuring your dojo is suited to welcoming and retaining female members is beneficial for women, girls, coaches, and clubs. Informed by academic research, this booklet aims to help coaches increase and retain their female membership and develop encouraging and empowering dojos for women and girls by: