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Sport student scoops two medals in international karate open

Sport student, Tammy Proctor, scooped two medals in the Irish International Open Karate Championships.

Tammy, who travelled to Dublin to compete for two karate titles in the Irish International Open clinched two bronze medals.

The Karate Open, held at the National Indoor Arena, is the largest karate competition in Ireland, and the most prestigious event in the arena’s calendar.

The annual competition attracts competitors from all over the UK, extending to Europe and as far afield as Italy, Denmark and Spain.

In the Junior Section (16-17 age group), Tammy achieved a bronze medal out of nine competing athletes and in the Senior Section (16+ age group), she was awarded a second Bronze medal out of 19 competing athletes.

Carl Jones, TASS Dual-Career Co-ordinator, said: “Everyone at Sunderland College is immensely proud of Tammy’s achievements. Tammy is a conscientious, willing and enthusiastic student-athlete who is committed to being the best she can be on her study programme.

“Tammy has an internal drive to succeed which has been clearly evidence in her performance at Sunderland College.” Tammy achieved D*D* last year on her Level 3 BTEC Sport Development, Coaching and Fitness programme.

Carl continued: “As an athlete Tammy has engaged well throughout the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) programme, engaging in lifestyle workshops and strength and conditioning classes. We look forward to working with Tammy again this academic year as she continues to strive for excellence in both her academic studies and athletic performances.”

Tammy, who has previously travelled to Sweden to compete in an international tournament, said: “I am really proud of my achievements competing in the Irish International Open 2019.

“To achieve two bronze medals across the Junior and Senior Sections which were very competitive is amazing. I am really pleased to achieve such a high finish amongst a number of talented athletes in the tournament. I would like to thank my coach John Tumman at Shindo Kai Karate Association and my parents for their continued support, having this level of support provides me with the foundation to experience this level of success.”

Tammy has her sights firmly set on competing both nationally and internally in her sport in future tournaments. Everyone at  Sunderland College wishes her a future of success.

To find out more about the BTEC Sport Development, Coaching and Fitness Programme, click here.

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