Two World Karate Champions will be among twelve of the World’s elite Karate athletes competing in an international karate gala taking place in the National Basketball Arena on Saturday the 30th of October. The spectacular sees the very first ladies’ event between Dubliner Jasmine Byrne and her Polish opponent Aleksandra Zgorecka. Competitors, officials and spectators from across Ireland, the UK, Poland, Italy and France are expected to descend on South Dublin County on the 29th and 30 of October for the WMAI / WUKF International Karate Gala 2021. The international karate event takes place in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght on the evening of the 30th October.
Previously hosted in Poland, this is the first time this event has come to Dublin and was facilitated through a grant from South Dublin County Council’s Tourism Event and Festival Grant. The karate matches will be live streamed worldwide from the venue on the night highlighting South Dublin County and Dublin’s Outdoors to a worldwide audience. There will be live commentary as well as entertainment for the audience which as been restricted to 800 in line with public health guidelines.
“This WMAI / WUKF Professional Karate event, which will include a World Title Fight on the night, will be one of Kind in Dublin and we are hoping for full Irish support in the arena on the night. Tickets for the event are available on Ticket Tailor now”, said Sean O’Brien, President of Wado Martial Arts Ireland. ‘WMAI were approved an offer of assistance from South Dublin County Council’s County Promotion Unit under their Tourism Event and Festival Grant for this year’s competition. If it wasn’t for this grant we would not be able to put in to place the infrastructure needed to make this show a success. The grant will be used for the main Fighting area structure, AV, Lighting, Sound, first aid crew and everything involved in putting such a world event together. And I would like to thank SDCC and Dublin’s Outdoors for their belief and support in this event.”
The Tourism Event and Festival Grant funding programme is aimed at organisations and organisers who plan to hold a public festival or event within South Dublin County Council’s administrative area. The aim is to fund innovative events/festivals that are supported by local businesses and communities which will add value to the County’s tourism product, Dublin’s Outdoors. Key priority areas such as cultural, food, sports and activity-based tourism, aimed at growing the visitor economy are included in the grant offering while adhering to National Health Guidelines.
To apply for the scheme, event organisers can complete an application form online by visiting www.sdcc.ie or send hard copies to The County Promotion Unit, South Dublin County Council, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured: Daniele Spremberg WUKF World Professional Champion (Italy), Sean O’Brien President of Wado Martial Arts Ireland, and Christophe Pinna (France)