Sian Scott - Olympics 2020
Please help me achieve my dream of winning gold for NZ at the first ever Olympic Karate event in Tokyo 2020.
Funds will be used for Senior World's competition in 2020 - please read the full update here- https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/siankarate2020/updates
My biggest dream is to compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo – but I have the small problem of getting to the other side of the world to participate in a few of the major qualifying tournaments! To have a shot at qualifying, I need to accumulate as many world ranking points as possible. There are 7 K1 Premier League events in the WKF (World Karate Federation) calendar, on top of the Oceania Championships and Senior World Championships scheduled throughout 2018.
I very humbly ask (or major grovelling) for your help with funding the ‘big ticket’ items entailed with this endeavour. If I am to achieve my goal of attending 6 out of the 9 tournaments next year, I will need around $8,000 just for flights and accommodation alone. I am working my butt off to make this a reality but with 2 part-time jobs, training like a maniac and teaching karate, it’s just not enough.
This year I was ranked 13 for my weight division, and as the current Oceania Champion, I truly believe that I can be part of this historic event as a proud Kiwi and bring home some Olympic bling for New Zealand.
The Karate world has waited an age to see our life-changing martial art become an Olympic sport. If you could spare the price of barista-made coffee, a flight to Europe, or somewhere in between, I would be immeasurably grateful for your support and owe you big time! Epic fist bump and/or hysterical hug coming your way!
I will post updates on Facebook so you know how my journey is going & how the funds are being spent!
Sian Scott's involvement (page creator)
I began Karate as most people do, not to compete with dreams of the Olympics but to gain confidence, self-discipline and learn how to defend myself. Karate has shaped the person I am today as it has led to many opportunities that I had not envisaged. I wish to raise awareness of this incredible martial art and contribute to NZ by being one of the top players in world karate.
I share my love of Karate by helping teach traditional and sport Karate to others at our Jyoshinmon Shorin-Ryu Dojo and run Karate specific fitness classes through Dojo Fitness and at our NZ National Squad Training Camps as a Fitness Instructor.
Use of funds
Funds will be used for Senior World's competition in 2020.
Original Use of funds-
To minimise costs I have created this schedule:
There is a cluster of tournaments in Dubai, Salzberg & Rotterdam, I will stay with family in London as a base in Feb-Mar. Building up to Senior World Championships I will attend the Berlin K1 (Sep) & Tokyo K1 (Oct) which is key as I will need to be comfortable in the 2020 host city. Finally the World Champs in Madrid (Nov).
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I wish you all well, safe and happy especially at this difficult time around the world regarding Covid-19.
I have been waiting to get you all some more substantial answers so here are the main points:
- All competition both in NZ and Internationally are cancelled or postponed with no confirmed new dates
- Tokyo Olympic Games have been rescheduled to July/August 2021 but if this date is not possible come next year, the Games will likely be cancelled
- I am still hoping the WKF World Championships currently scheduled for November in Dubai goes ahead but this remains to be seen
With regards to the funds so kindly provided by you all so far - Prior to the global Covid-19 outbreak I have used the funds for the following:
- WKF Premier League and Olympic Games mandatory uniform and protective gear. The new rules outlined that all gi's (Karate uniforms) must have the manufacturer logo embroidered on the shoulders in red and in blue for if you are competing in either colour to match the protective gear and belt. You are also require to have a spare of each colour should you get blood or marks on your uniform from a previous bout fight. (be a shame to be disqualified for not having a spare clean gi!). Also all gear must be the latest WKF approved items. Therefore I have purchased the following compulsory items:
- x2 gi's with red embroidery
- x2 gi's with blue embroidery
- a belt in red and in blue
- a pair of gloves in red and in blue
- a pair of shin and foot pads in red and in blue
- a body protector
- a women's chest protector
This was purchased from Shureido and came to a total of $2234.94
- Return flights to Sydney for the Australian Open, which has now been postponed, came to a total of $461.93. This is currently in credit with the airline until next year which I hope to still use for the competition
Which brings the current total spent to $2696.87
Leaving a remainder of $2103.13 Which hopefully will be used towards return flights and accommodation in Dubai for the World Championships but I will keep you updated.
Thank you everyone, again I can't say this enough, for your belief and support. This is such a humbling experience!
Warm wishes to all of you and your families!
Thank you so much, Chris, for your faith in me and your kind donation!
I know, it was a shock! That helps massively, so thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Thank you so much! I am blown away by everyone's generosity!
Thank you so much for our kindness. I hope it comes back to you tenfold!
Thank you so much for your kindness, especially in these difficult times with Covid-19. Warm wishes to you and your family!
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This page was created on 21 Nov 2017 and closes on 21 Nov 2020.