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Local Karate-ka to represent South Africa in Scotland

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Local Karate-ka to represent South Africa in Scotland

by Staff Reporter
23 Apr 2008
The Cape Flats Website
The Cape Flats Website

After a good performance at a national tournament, a large contingent of local students from Karate Zen have been selected to represent South Africa at the Commonwealth Karate Tournament in Edinburgh, Scotland this year.

The Karate Zen team's "clean sweep" at the National Karate Trials, held in Sasolburg earlier this year has resulted in 18 juniors and 3 seniors being selected to represent SA in Scotland.

The team, who all hail from previously disadvantaged communities now have to themselves (or their parents) carry the R22000 cost per student for the Scotland tournament. Karate Zen has issued an appeal for sponsors or donors to assist in their endeavours.

Funding donations can be made to the following account:
Account Holder: Karate Zen
Account Type: Savings
Account Number: 0629440666
Bank: ABSA
Branch: 632005

Team Picture
Karate Zen Team
The Team members on the photo are from left to right
Back row: Sensei Carol-ann Daniels (Coach), Sensei Salaama Rhoda(SnrTeam), Le-Che Frans, Julian Matthews, Shihan Selwyn Rhoda(referee), Kelly Matthys, Fagan Matthys, Sensei Llewellyn Rhoda(Snr Team)
Middle: Nabeelah Karriem, Simone Lambert, Marezia Hendricks, Madonna February, Michaela Benny, Widaad Fillies.
Front: Ayesha Kliensmith, Jarred Robertson, Ebahim Abrahams, Byron Johannes, Siyabulela Zumana , Keathan De Long, Ysar Mallie.

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