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Bradford athlete receives two awards from Ontario Karate Federation

Bradford teen picks up two awards from the Ontario Karate Federation this past weekend
From left to right: Jim Jennings, Olivia Deane, and Trish Jennings, pose with their awards from the Ontario Karate Federation

Bradford teen Olivia Deane received two awards this past weekend at the Ontario Karate Federation (OKF) Summit and Awards Banquet in Burlington.

She was nominated for Female Athlete of the Year in the U18 Girls Kumite category, and the Special OKF Female Athletes Recognition International Performance Revelations category, and won both. 

This past summer, Deane won gold for Team Canada at the Junior Pan America Games in Ecuador for kumite karate. 

Deane, 16, has been practicing with Jennings School of Karate for the past nine years. 

Jennings School of Karate also picked up two awards: The 2019 DOJO Membership Recognition, and one awarded to Jim Jennings for Coach of The Year. 

Natasha Philpott

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Natasha is BradfordToday's Community Editor. She graduated from the Media Studies program at The University of Guelph-Humber. She lives in Bradford with her husband, two boys and two cats
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