Weʼve raised £1,325 to reach my Goal I need to fundraise to help with my training and Travel to Competitions with the GB Fencing Team and Commonwealth Season
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- Funded on Wednesday, 3rd January 2018
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As a young child I was angry and confused. I grew up in a chaotic and often violent home in a disadvantaged area of Edinburgh. I found school hard being Dyslexic but I found my arena to shine ……
My release was sport and at the age of 11 I found fencing. Not your average sport for a child of my background, but I was able to focus my frustrations through sport to reach a “Positive Destination”. It didn’t matter what was going on at home, where I lived or how well I was doing at school, when I was fencing I was no different from anyone else. No matter what else was going on I discovered that if I worked hard and surrounded myself with positive people, I could achieve anything. I found out its ok to make mistakes, that’s how we learn. I became more confident and I realised sport could teach me so much and the skills that I learnt could be transferred into changing my life for the better…..
My Goal is winning that elusive Gold Medal at the next commonwealths. It wont be easy and I'm training hard and traveling the world competing for GB. With your help I can focus on the task at hand and sharing my journey with everyone. www.positivedestination.com
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The Chapman family
Nov 29, 2017
Joshua is looking forward to following in your winning footsteps one day!
Nov 28, 2017
Nov 26, 2017
Our grandson Cameron is so keen on his fencing, thanks to you Keith. All the best. You can do it!
Cameron, Gregor, Nigel & Neli
Nov 26, 2017
Thank you for being such an inspiration to Cameron and all the other kids you are guiding and coaching in life and fencing. All the very best in meeting this target and winning Gold!
Nov 12, 2017
Good Luck, Keith!
Nov 9, 2017
Good luck from Cole and Eli.
Nov 1, 2017
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
British Fencing Champion 6 x Commonwealth Medallist European Team Bronze Medallist Young Persons Coach of the Year 2013/14/15/16 British Fencing Innovation Award Winner 2016 British Fencing Community Coach of the Year 2017 Athlete, Mentor, Coach, Modern Jedi