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Double celebrations for Katrina Carr at Aberdeenshire Clubsport Annual Awards


Aberdeenshire Clubsport SCIO’s Annual Awards took place on Friday 17 March at Thainstone House Hotel, showcasing the best of the region’s athletes and sporting successes at an individual, club and team level.

The evening – with 300 individuals in attendance – also celebrated the hard work and commitment of the athletes, volunteers and coaches across the north east.  

Active Schools Coordinator (Virtual School) Katrina Carr scooped two awards, being crowned Young Female Sports Person of the Year and Overall Sports Person of the Year.

In May last year, Katrina won the ITF Taekwon-Do European Championships in Porec, Croatia after competing in the under 56kg senior female sparring division with her coach, Mark Boydell.

Forming part of the ITF Scotland National Taekwon-Do team, Katrina has now scooped her 5th ITF European Champion title and currently holds the under 56kg World Champion title, all at the age of 24.

Katrina epitomises what a true role model and athlete is – she is well respected and valued in the local community.

Taekwon-Do is more than just a sport or martial art for Katrina, demonstrated by her commitment to performing at the top level, whilst working full time.

As part of her role as an Active Schools Coordinator, she helps to support care experienced children and young people by using sport and physical activity to positively impact their lives. Out with work, she also delivers inspirational workshops to adults to enhance their wellbeing and to children who aspire to be champions.

Kim McRobbie, Active Schools and EDI Manager, said: “Katrina thoroughly deserves both awards and is a true inspiration to all aspiring athletes, or anyone looking to get more active. Despite this, she remains as humble and modest as ever.