Karwacinski boosted by local sponsorship

PUBLISHED: 17:00 20 January 2016

Karate hope Kate Karwacinski is to be sponsored by Everyone Active

Karate hope Kate Karwacinski is to be sponsored by Everyone Active


Karate hope set for help from gym where she trains alongside brothers

Romford karate star Kate Karwacinski’s hopes of competing at a world level have improved after she was sponsored by a local gym.

Everyone Active, who operate the Hornchurch Sports Centre alongside Havering Council where Karwacinski is a member, have agreed to sponsor the 22-year-old and her two brothers.

As part of the deal, the trio have been granted free access to the gym as they continue their preparations for the national karate championships and Karwacinski believes it could help her compete at future world championships.

“My hope is that I continue to be selected and medal for Team GB and in the future I am looking to World Level” she said.

“It’s really hard as a self-funded athlete, my brothers and I were very lucky to receive support from the council as part of their Talented 30 scheme for teenagers and it’s great to know that as an adult I have continued support from Everyone Active”.

Karwacinski and her brothers train up to three times a week at the centre, regularly use the cardio equipment and weights to aid with their fitness levels and keep them in shape for competitions.

They are also the only family with three competitors consistently in the England team, all of whomand regularly medal in English, British and European championships.

And Karwacinski says it will only help the family to carry on performing at such a high level in the future.

“The facilities at Hornchurch Sports Centre are fantastic and perfect for us” she added. “We feel very lucky to have access to such a great variety of equipment so we can vary our work outs along with the support of the lovely Everyone Active staff”.

To find out more information about Hornchurch Sports Centre please call the centre on 01708 454135 or visit

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