Athlete Pathway

WAKF Athlete Pathway aligns with the Australian Institute of Sport’s FTEM framework, allowing the sport to provide participants with multiple access points. Utilising the Foundational, Talented, Elite and Mastery headings, WAKF seek to assist athletes development.

The State operates a state development program consisting of a state development camp and development training. This is focussed on preparing our elite athletes for national competitions.

Entry is open to all athletes to become members of the state squad. During the course of the development program, the state team will be selected for entry to the national championships. The state team is selected each year.

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Athlete Assistance

There are several opportunities for WAKF karate athletes, coaches and referees to seek funding to support their pathway development and participation.

The WAKF provides opportunities for funding assistance to meet the costs of travel and competitions.

The Athlete Funding Support Policy, Application Form and Acquittal Form can be found on the Policies & Procedures Page.

In Western Australia, there are other sources of funding assistance including Local Government.

Funding sourceFunding providerLink for more informationApplicable to
KidsSportDLGSCAccess hereParticipants aged 5 to 18
Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy SchemeDLGSCAccess hereAthletes aged 13 – 21
Local Sporting ChampionsSportAusAccess here Ages 12 – 18
Sport Access FoundationSAFAccess HereChildren and Young Athletes with Disabilities
Local Government Sporting GrantsLocal GovernmentsContact your local governmentFunding varies between local governments
Annual Awards

WAKF hosts a number of Awards presented for the highest performing athletes in the prior year. These awards are presented at the annual awards and presentation evening.

To find out the next presentation evening head to our calendar or email info@karatewestaustralia.com