Karate: Euan Hallifax clinches gold for Perth team

Euan Hallifax''. Picture: contributed
Euan Hallifax''. Picture: contributed
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Euan Hallifax, a fourth-year pupil at Strathallan School, secured his team the gold medal in the Karachi event at the recent British Karate Championship in Blackpool.

Facing tough competition from more than 200 competitors of all ages, Euan, pictured, fought his way to the final, where he had to win without conceding any points.

Ranked a brown-white belt, he was the only finalist still to attain his black belt and his win enabled the four-strong Perth team to claim the title of British champions.

This was Euan’s first time at the British Karate Championship and his training has been fully supported by the school, but in particular by Mike Clifford, the local Perth karate coach.

“This is a great achievement for Euan and another example of the diverse sporting talent we have here at Strathallan,” said Audrey Sime, the director of sport at Strathallan. “It was a tremendous achievement for Euan and he should be very proud.

“Having recently completed our latest sports facilities development at the school, we look forward to encouraging our pupils to strive for more fantastic sporting success.”