Scotland’s National Karate Team Call Up!
It is with enormous pride that we can announce today Sunday 10th March 2019, that SAKAI/SKE’s Matthew Pratt has been selected to represent Scotland’s National Karate Team at the forthcoming World Championship for Cadet, Junior & U21’s in Santiago, Chile, on the 23rd to 27th October 2019.
Dundee’s First athlete to be selected to represent the Scottish Karate Governing Bodies National Team in over 25 years!
What an achievement for Dundee’s very own Matthew Pratt to represent the nation in the Cadet +70kgs category at the World Championships but being selected for the National Team is just the first step in a long journey which will hopefully see this young athlete represent Scotland at elite level for years and years to come.
Becoming proficient at World Karate Federation competition karate is an extremely difficult task; which Matthew will be learning throughout his entire career. Those who like Matthew dedicate themselves too Karate and to their goals will always eventually succeed.
The World Karate Federation has open pathways for every karate athlete to find access to the chance of representing their nation at the Youth Olympic Games and Matthew has his mind set on being part of the Olympic adventure in the future.
But for now, your family, your club, your association and all of your friends and coaching staff at SAKAI/SKE look forward to seeing you realise your potential as an internationalist and we can’t wait to see you step onto the tatami at the World Championships in October.