Junior Worlds Selections 2017

Published on July 18, 2017
Posted in Competition | Coaches | Auckland and Northland | Central North Island | Lower North Island | Canterbury Westland | Otago Southland

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Dear All,

After thorough consideration of all athletes that were shortlisted by the Selectors to represent New Zealand at the 2017 WKF Junior, Cadet &U21 Championships in Spain, taking into account the relevant data available on past International, National and Regional performances dating back to Oceania 2016, as well as observing the athletes directly at the National Championships 2017.

The following athletes have made it through the selection process:

Anacan, Angelo - Male Kumite, U21 -67Kg
Edmond, Nadia - Female Kumite, Junior 59+ Kg
Hennessey, Chase - Male Kumite, Junior -55Kg
Hoshi, Isaac - Male Kata U21
Iioka, Chiemu - Male Kumite, Cadet -57Kg
Law, Norbu
Male Kumite, Cadet -52Kg
Martinsen, Joshua -
Male Kumite, Junior -68Kg
Nicolaie, Adriana
- Female Kumite, U21 -61Kg
Sear, Cameron - Male Kumite, Cadet -63Kg
Singer, Liam - Male Kumite, Junior -76Kg
Wong, Ada - Female Kata Junior

Congratulations to those that have been selected, and thank you to all athletes who were part of the selection process. 

The selectors were given strict instructions to only select those who they were confident would have a chance of gaining a medal at the championships. This has meant that the bar has been set very high this year, not only by the directive to the selectors, but by the quality of athletes within Karate New Zealand. The Selectors, the Executive Board, and the Coaches are all confident that the athletes selected will do everything possible to ensure they return with a medal.

Best Regards,
Chris Bennett & Andy Roosen
Convenors for Selection