22 October 15Hope Terdich

Deakin student claims Bronze at Commonwealth Karate Championships

DUSA is pleased to announce the recent success of Kelly Hoinville, Co-President of the Physical Education Student Society, at the Commonwealth Karate Championships.

Kelly competed in September in New Delhi, India at the Commonwealth Karate Championships presenting Australia in the Senior Women’s Kata – ultimately winning the Bronze, and placing fifth in the Senior Female U55kg Kumite and Team Kumite events. 

Held biannually, the 8th Commonwealth Karate Championship was Kellie’s first international competition since beginning on the international Karate scene in 2014. Over a three-day period over 700 athletes competed across a range of divisions competed for elusive Commonwealth Championship success. And our Kelly won the bronze!

Kelly has had a quick rise to success with only 20 months of international experience with less than 10 years training. In 2016 she has multiple competitions lined up including the 2016 National Championships, Oceania Championships and several overseas training and tournaments. Karate has recently been proposed as an Olympic event for Tokyo 2020 with both disciplines, Kata and Kumite included. This benefits Kelly, as she is a rare type of

dual-discipline athlete, able to compete in individual and team events for both disciplines.

Kelly received an elite athlete grant from DUSA in 2015 that funded her entire trip to the Championships in India. Congratulations to Kelly on her Bronze at the Commonwealth Karate Championships!

You can follow Kelly’s journey on her Instagram @kelly.hoinville, twitter @kellyhoinville or Facebook /kelly.hoinville