16th February, 2023 — Good Sports awards

Kofukan Karate Australia Inc. wins New Club award

Kofukan Karate Australia Inc was named the 2022 National Good Sports New Club of the Year for inspiring positive change and taking responsibility for its members.

While only have joined the program in August last year, the Kwinana-based club has already achieved their Good Sports Gold Medal accreditation - the highest level of the program.

“The Good Sports program provides simple guidance and resources to help us show our commitment to positive club culture to our members and the wider community. This award is a demonstration of how far we have come and what we can achieve with the right commitment,” said Chairperson, Don McKay.

Hosted by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation at Parliament House, Canberra in February 2023, the Awards ceremony recognised Good Sports clubs and their dedicated volunteers from across the country who are passionate about community, their members and making their club the very best it can be.

Inclusive culture at Kofukan Karate

Kofukan Karate Australia Inc prides itself in having an inclusive culture and for driving connection among members and between clubs, through different events such as competitions, workshops, self-defence and anti-bullying seminars, and movie nights.

“Inclusivity is a key value, and our message is ‘karate is for everyone’. We’re a welcoming place for all, and training helps members to become more confident and engaged,” said Don.

The club says it’s also proud of providing a fun, active and safe environment for young people and encouraging parent participation.

"Karate is one of the few sports where parents and their children can train together, often in the same class. Parent involvement extends beyond training at our club, with families taking part in end of year wind-ups, beach training, camps, barbeques, and other events,” Don added.

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