Golden girls’ triple win

Fitz-Gib­bon girls bring home gold

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

both sets of their grand­par­ents cheer­ing them on from the side­lines.

It was a very spe­cial mo­ment for the fam­ily as they watched their girls be awarded the mas­sive haul of gold.

Coach and in­struc­tor John Russo said the team did ex­cep­tion­ally well and he couldn’t be any more proud of the sis­ters.

“It was an ex­pe­ri­ence of a life­time and they all achieved fan­tas­tic re­sults.”

The Aus­tralian team mem­bers were all fo­cused from the mo­ment they touched down in Cape Town.

Af­ter com­pe­ti­tion the team had the op­por­tu­nity to ex­plore and ex­pe­ri­ence the cul­ture of South Africa.

The team had the thrill of ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a South African sa­fari and got to see an­i­mals in the wild.

Mr Russo said the event took two years of plan­ning and was well worth it.

“We had plenty of crowd sup­port with 80 peo­ple cheer­ing from the side­lines,” he said.

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie was proudly shouted from the au­di­ence, which spurred on the team and gave a boost in con­fi­dence.

The Aus­tralian team made a last­ing im­pres­sion and mem­bers’ per­for­mance and be­hav­iour was some­thing of which to be proud.

The TSKFA is a Sho­tokan based and not for profit karate or­gan­i­sa­tion, fol­low­ing the orig­i­nal teach­ings of the founder Gichin Fu­nakoshi and the late Mas­ter Nakayama.

The TSKFA be­lieves the num­ber one prin­ci­ple, “never for­get that karate be­gins and ends with re­spect”, should be fol­lowed at all times.

The group says it pro­motes strong moral prin­ci­ples, tra­di­tional eti­quette and the en­cour­age­ment of good­will and har­mony.

For more in­for­ma­tion and de­tails go to to sign up as a mem­ber.

Sis­ters Brooke and Kate Fitz-Gib­bon win gold in South Africa.

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