Safety first for Karate club after funding help

Pictured are members of Kimberley Shotokan Karate Club with councillor Philip Owen and some of the new equipment.
Pictured are members of Kimberley Shotokan Karate Club with councillor Philip Owen and some of the new equipment.

NUTHALL-based Kimberley Shotokan Karate Club has been boosted by a cheque for £300 from Nottinghamshire County Councillor Philip Owen.

The club, which has recently set up a beginners class (Tuesdays 7pm to 8pm) alongside its regular Thursday (6-8pm) and Saturday (10-30am-12.30pm) sessions, has used the funding to purchase specialist safety mats.

Cllr Owen paid a visit to the Temple Centre to see the club’s members in action and to run his eye over the new safety mats which, according to assistant sensai (teacher) John Trevatt are a vital acquisition.

He said: “With so many younger members showing an interest in Shotokan Karate it is essential that our equipment meets their needs as well as those of our other members.”

Cllr Owen, who released his latest funding support from a divisional allowance fund which local councillors use to help groups and organisations to flourish, said: “The Karate club has strong foundations and fine principals. I am pleased to help them again.

For details about the club contact Pauline Bramman on 0115 927 5951.