Infinite Potential for Perth Teen Hannah Sullivan

Perth based athlete Hannah Sullivan emerged as one of Australia’s shining lights at October’s World Junior Championships in Santiago, Chile. The recently turned 17-year-old spoke to AKF Media about her experiences in Chile, which were filled with challengers both inside and outside of the mat. “The experience was so amazing. Competing for my country and […]

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Q&A with Ben De Bortoli

The 2019 WKF XI Junior, Cadet and U21 Championships are taking place from October 23-27 in Santiago De Chile. In the lead up to the event, AKF Media caught up with one of Australia’s junior team captains – Ben De Bortoli – for a Q&A profile interview. Name: Ben De Bortoli Age: 19 Karate Discipline: Kumite […]

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Q&A with Olivia Clifford

The 2019 WKF XI Junior, Cadet and U21 Championships are taking place from October 23-27 in Santiago De Chile. In the lead up to the event, AKF Media caught up with one of Australia’s junior team captains Olivia Clifford for a Q&A profile interview. Name: Olivia Clifford Age: 19 Karate Discipline: Kumite Hometown: Port Denison, […]

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Marianna Sampanis: The Teenage Karate Sensation

Victorian teenager Marianna Sampanis is in the midst of an astonishing year of achievement. Her passion and dedication to karate has shone through with some incredible results in both senior and junior competitions in 2019. Representing Australia all over the world is an honour for the 18-year-old, in what she describes as “an amazing experience.” […]

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Aussie Talent Shine at AKF Nationals

The 2019 Australian Karate Federation National Championships came to a close on Sunday afternoon. Over 500 competitors converged at the Silverdome, Tasmania, across three days of action. A plethora of Australia’s best junior and senior talent competed, in a bid to achieve National championship glory. The event highlighted the abundance of high quality karate talent […]

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Daniel Tielen Kicking Goals On The World Stage

Victorian Daniel Tielen has already had an incredible start to 2019. The hard working 21-year-old has spent the majority of the year overseas, training and competing against the world’s best karate athletes. Tielen spoke to AKF Media about his journey over the past six months, how he’s learned to increase his training intensity, the significance […]

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Australia puts on a show at the Oceania Championships

Australia has taken top honours at the Senior Oceania Championships over the weekend, taking home a whopping 23 medals, including eight gold, in a dominant display. With nearly 50 athletes from five different nations converging at the Whitlam Leisure Centre, in Liverpool, NSW over the weekend, competition was always going to be intense. Maria Alexiadis […]

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20th Senior Oceania Championships Team

27 March 2019 Official Australian Team Announcement The Athlete Selection Committee of the Australian Karate Federation proudly announce and would like to congratulate the following athletes who have been selected to represent Australia at the following international event: Event: 20th Senior Oceania Championships Event Date: 12 April 2019 Place: Liverpool, NSW Female Kata Kelly Hoinville […]

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New look Australian team set for World Championships

A new look Australian Karate Team has descended on Madrid, Spain ahead of the World Karate Federation (WKF) Senior World Championships which begin tomorrow. Following months of long preparation including a number of training camps, qualifying tournaments and hard training, the Australian team will finally have the chance to measure themselves up against some of […]

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Final preparations underway ahead of Pacific Cup

33 Australian athletes are finishing off their training preparations before heading off to the third annual Pacific Cup and training camp from 2-6 October. The Pacific Cup and training camp will be held in Dumbea in New Caledonia and will see the Australian contingent train alongside athletes from New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji. The ultimate […]

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24th WKF World Senior Championships Team

20 August 2018 Official Australian Team Announcement The Athlete Selection Committee of the Australian Karate Federation proudly announce and would like to congratulate the following athletes who have been selected to represent Australia at the following international event: Event: 24th WKF World Senior ChampionshipsEvent Date: 6-11 November 2018Place: Madrid, Spain Olivia Clifford Female Team James Devenny […]

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Karate talent shines at National Championships

The 2018 Australian Karate Federation National Championships have wrapped up for another year, with over 600 competitors converging on Caloundra, Queensland over the weekend. The National Championships once again demonstrated the abundance of karate talent in Australia, with established international representatives and Australian team members competing alongside developing junior and senior athletes from around the […]

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Hard-working Rossiter-Hill ready to give Nationals his best

Tasmania’s Finlay Rossiter-Hill is not that different from most other 16-year-olds. He likes to hang out with his dogs, go camping, fishing; the usual stuff. But at just 16-years-old, Rossiter-Hill has done something most others his age would struggle to believe to be in the realm of possibility. Earlier this year, Rossiter-Hill was given the […]

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Perrin sets eyes on fourth straight National title

In the small town of Goomalling in Western Australia, Kristina Perrin is making preparations for her 11th National Championships competition. Spending the equivalent of a return trip Melbourne to Sydney in transit to and from training most weeks and being located some hours away from many of her training partners, being a top performing karate […]

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