Childers sis­ters head to World Cup

Duo set to make mark at the karate World Cup

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - Jodie Dixon Jodie.Dixon@isistc­news.com.au

SIS­TERS Brooke and Kate Fitz-Gib­bon are set to fly to Cape Town, South Africa, this week to rep­re­sent Aus­tralia in the ISKF World Shoto Cup.

Childers Karate Club in­struc­tor John Russo said he was, and in­deed the whole Isis com­mu­nity should be, proud to have these two young ladies rep­re­sent­ing Aus­tralia.

“Both have been train­ing their hearts out over the past 18 months to cul­mi­nate in rep­re­sent­ing our com­mu­nity, state and coun­try at this event,” Mr Russo said.

The girls train four times a week in prepa­ra­tion and in the lead-up to the World Cup.

Mr Russo said they were peak­ing at the right time and he was con­fi­dent they would rep­re­sent Aus­tralia with hon­our and distinc­tion.

Mr Russo will be trav­el­ling to South Africa in his ca­pac­ity of chair­man of the ISKF Aus­tralia karate or­gan­i­sa­tion, and of­fi­ci­at­ing as a judge and coun­try rep­re­sen­ta­tive at the World Cup and world meet­ing.

The na­tional team com­prises 29 ju­nior and se­nior mem­bers and the tour­ing party of sup­port­ers takes the to­tal to 79 peo­ple.

With the Olympic Games cur­rently on in Rio, the pa­tri­o­tism is very in­fec­tious, and the Fitz-Gib­bon sis­ters hope to do Childers and Aus­tralia proud and bring home some medals.

PHOTO: CON­TRIBUTED

WORLD CUP: Brooke and Kate Fitz-Gib­bon are set to take on the world in South Africa.

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