EKF Squad News 2010
Posted 26th August 2010
Natalie Williams at World Sport Accord Combat Games
In March 2009, SportAccord signed an agreement with the city of Beijing, P. R. China, to organise the first SportAccord Combat Games. Scheduled from 28 August to 4 September 2010, the competition will showcase 13 Martial Arts and Combat sports, both Olympic and non-Olympic. The event will also include a Cultural Program that will reflect the social and cultural values of these sports and Combat Games as a whole.
Each sport will have 80 top athletes competing in the 2010 SportAccord Combat Games. These athletes will go through the qualification system set up by their respective International Federation. It is expected that the world best martial arts and combat sports athletes will qualify for the Combat Games. Both male and female athletes will take part. For those sports requiring weigh-in, different weight categories will be included.
The EKF is proud to announce that Natalie Williams flies out today to represent the EKF and the WKF at the World Sport Accord Combat Games in Beijing China with Greg as Natalie's accompanying Coach. Natalie will be competing on Tuesday 31st August we hope to bring you an update of Natalies progress at this prestigious event.
During the eight days of competition, the 2010 SportAccord Combat Games will also include a cultural programme. Indeed, martial arts and combat sports have rich cultural heritages and convey social and educational values. The Combat Games will then serve as a great opportunity to enable deeper understanding of the sports by the public.
To find out more please follow this link http://sports.tom.com/combatbeijing2010/index.html
Natalie Williams competed at the 1st World Sports Accord Comabt Games which were held in Beijing China.
Natalie was placed 4th at this prestigious games in her category a fantastic result given these are the selected elite competitors from around the world that were chosen by the WKF to compete. If karate had been included in the Olympics these would have been the representatives at the games. So congratulations to Natalie on her placing at this event. Thank you also to Greg who coached Natalie at these games. A further report will be added from Natalie upon her return.