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Case Study - Karate

Caleb Dooley

Caleb Dooley received a $500 Local Sporting Champions grant in 2015 to attend the 8th World Karate Federation (WKF) Karate 1 Youth Cup in Croatia. He was extremely grateful to receive the grant as he explained that “living in regional Queensland is quite costly to travel to training, competition selections and international competitions and that any funding helps”.

By attending the WKF Youth Cup, Caleb said that “it helped me to be more competitive and gave me more experience at an international level, which is demonstrated by the results that I have achieved in 2016. I was able to compete against the best from around the world, gain experience and get one step closer to my goals of competing at the World Championships”.

Caleb DooleyCaleb is extremely dedicated, often training 6 days a week, regularly assisting in coaching younger members of the club and helping at local and state competitions. At only 16 years of age, Caleb’s ultimate goal is to represent Australia at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, and he is on his way to achieve his goal after winning a silver medal at the 17th Oceania Championships, a gold medal at the 2016 National Championships, and being titled the World Champion in his division at the 12th SKIF World Championships.

In 2017 Caleb has been selected to attend the Australian Karate Federation (AKF) National Championships, where he hopes to be selected for the 2017 WKF Junior, Cadet and U21 Karate Championships.

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