Neighbourhood warden selected for World Karate Championships

A neighbourhood warden from Consett is gearing up for the biggest challenge of her life later this summer.

A neighbourhood warden from Consett is gearing up for the biggest challenge of her life later this summer.

 

Catherine Cullen-Jackson, who works at Durham County Council, has been chosen to represent Great Britain in the WUKF World Karate Championships in Dundee in June, alongside her brother Alan.

 

Catherine has been practising karate since she was 11 and despite a lengthy break from the sport now trains four to six times a week at Consett Leisure Centre, the Louisa Centre in Stanley and Oxhill Youth Club.

 

“Being chosen to represent Great Britain is a dream come true and makes all the time spent training more than worth it,” she said.

 

“I can’t wait to go to the event in Dundee and the fact my brother will be beside me makes it even more special. Hopefully we will be bringing home the medals and making County Durham proud.”

 

Catherine was selected for the championships after winning a recent competition in both the women’s over 84kg and the open weight category and is now looking for help with funding for the competition.

 

A JustGiving page has been set up by the pair where they are hoping to raise £750 to put towards travelling, an official tracksuit, accommodation and the competition entry fees.

 

To donate, visit: https://www.gofundme.com/bdtkcm-7th-wukf-world-karate-championships

 

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