Carla in Euro karate finals
WICKLOW'S Carla Walker (right) is gearing up for her appearance representing Ireland in the Shotokan Karate European Championships.
Carla will be wearing the Irish colours when she competes in the European Championships at Under-18 level in London on April 1 and April 2. A member of the Clondalkin Shotokan Academy in Dublin, Carla flies out to London on Thursday evening.
She has over ten years experience and has shot up in the Shotokan rankings over that time, with a number of notable victories already under her belt.
Representing her country is the highlight of her career so far.
'I can't wait to compete,' admits an overjoyed Carla.
'I have received so much support from people and I would like to thank everyone who wished me good luck. I also want to thank my sponsors who have all been brilliant.'