Bateman: West Coast Karate returns from Nationals with big medal haul

West Coast Karate owner Brian Sullivan with son Michael and daughters Hannah (front) and Rebecca.
West Coast Karate owner Brian Sullivan with son Michael and daughters Hannah (front) and Rebecca.

WEST Coast Karate may soon need to invest in more cabinet space after returning from the National Karate Championships with a bag of medals.

Five West Coast members were selected in the WA State team that travelled to Sydney earlier this month, bringing home four gold, four silver and one bronze.

WA State team captain Rebecca Sullivan won gold as part of the team women’s kumite (fighting) as well as silvers in the women’s open kumite and women’s open kata (patterns).

Younger sister Hannah Sullivan added two golds and a bronze, junior Charlie Baines received two silvers and Emma Kempson a gold.

Youngster Kobi Pearce also performed well to finish fifth in the boys nine-year-old kata and seventh in the nine-year-old kumite.

Rebecca Sullivan is now preparing to represent Australia at the Wold Karate 1 Premier League in Germany next month while Hannah Sullivan jets to Spain in October for the Under 21 World Karate Federation Championships.

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