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News 2019

Posted 21st February 2019
Karate not proposed for the Olympic Games Paris 2014

Unfortunately, I have to inform you that the Organising Committee of the Olympic Games Paris 2024 has not proposed Karate as one of the additional sports.

We have worked for this and we have done so restless in these past months, hand in hand with the French Federation, however it has finally not been possible to achieve our goal, which I already presented in Madrid last November as a difficult and complex goal.

Once again, we must recover quickly and continue working as we have always one. This is how we have been capable to have a Federation and a sport of which we all feel proud of today. Therefore, I count on your support and cooperation as always.

Antonio Espinós
WKF President

Posted 17th February 2019
John De BonoJohn De Bono has resigned from the EKF Board.

John has served on the EKF on several occasions over the last decade in numerous capacities. We would like to thank him for all his work, and the effort he has made to help the EKF to succeed.

We wish John all the best for the future.


Posted 7th February 2019
Chris ThompsonChris Thompson has resigned from the EKF Board.

Chris has been director of the EKF (and formerly the EKGB) for over 20 years. In that time he has made a significant contribution to governance in in English karate, and also chaired the Technical Committee.

We wish him well in his new ventures, and formally thank him for his contribution.

The EKF Board

Posted 4th February 2019
EKF Squad Administrator Position / Opportunity

The English Karate Federation is seeking to appoint to a voluntary role of Squad Administrator.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with England’s National Governing Body for Karate. If you would like to work within the EKF’s Performance Department, supporting the Performance Director’s and EKF Coaches and can demonstrate that you meet the role requirements then, this might be the role for you. Please note that full support and appropriate training will be provided.

How to apply:

Having regard for the role requirements (below), you are asked to submit a CV no greater than two A4 pages outlining your skills and relevant experience. You are also asked to submit a brief covering letter explaining why you would like to undertake this role.

Summary of the role: EKF Squad Administrator

The EKF Squad Administrator will carry out administrative support to a high standard ensuring that squad administration is undertaken in an efficient, effective and friendly manner. Reporting to the EKF Performance Director’s he/she will work with them to ensure the objectives of the department are met.

Typical requirements of the role:

Act as the face of the Performance Department, providing an administrative service, to include: typing, photocopying, mailing, e-mailing, filing, receiving and responding to enquiries, liaising with parents, carers and member clubs / associations as necessary in connection with the role, providing website updates to the website administrator, updating the EKF Facebook Page with information specific to the EKF squad, arrange meetings in connection with the squad and maintain records in line with GDPR. Plus all other duties as required by the role as it develops.

Characteristics of the ideal person:

  • Person focussed
  • Enthusiastic
  • Friendly
  • Flexible
  • Versatile
  • Team player
  • Able to use ICT effectively
  • Able to effectively prioritise
  • Great organisational and administrative skills
  • Displays the highest levels of confidentiality


This is a voluntary Role and therefore will not attract a salary but will receive out of pocket expenses in line with the remit of the role. It is anticipated that the role will require someone who has the available time (approximately 1.5 days each week) to dedicate to supporting the EKF Squad development.

Application closing date: 5pm on Monday 25th February 2019

Please email your application to: performancedirector@englishkaratefederation.com. Should you wish to discuss the role further, then please contact EKF Performance Director’s Winston Williams or Greg Francis by emailing them with your name and contact number via: performancedirector@englishkaratefederation.com

Posted 14th January 2019
New Year Board Message and Update

The Board of the EKF would like to wish all its members, their families and loved ones, and the wider Karate community a Happy New Year and a great 2019

It’s been a while since there has been a posting on the web from your Board, so it seemed an opportune time to update on what has been happening …..And there has been quite a lot!!

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Posted 6th January 2019
Matthew Handley Appointed Interim Disability Ambassador for the EKF

Matthew HandleyAt its August meeting the EKF Board agreed to support the Performance Director’s recommendation to appoint an interim Disability Ambassador and their recommendation was that person should be Matthew Handley. This appointment was shared with those who attended the coaches meeting on 27th October. The purpose of the role is explained in the extract from the report to the EKF Board below.

Extract from Performance Director’s report the August EKF Board:

In order to really increase our reach and ultimately participation there is a need to establish a dedicated role in the form of a disability ambassador. It is therefore our intention to appoint a disability ambassador who will focus on raising awareness and increasing participation as well as developing an EKF para squad. In the interim the Performance Director’s have asked Matthew Handley to look into this, undertaking this role on an interim basis pending a formal recruitment’.

Matthew has already commenced this work and will update the Board in due course. The work will ultimately fall under the responsibility of Board member John De Bono who has the remit for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

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