Get Team Alton to the 2020 Olympics!
My name is Alton Brown and I am the highest ranked middleweight karate athlete in Great Britain. Currently ranked #17 in the world for the 2017 season, I am a European Champion, multiple World Medalist, English Champion, British Champion and have ambitions to represent my sport at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
I am also the Team Manager for the Great Britain University Karate Team where I support the development of young athletes from around the world in representing their British universities on the most prestigious university competition stage possible within our sport.
I started Karate at the age of 11 in a tiny church hall in East London’s Roman Road. As a young boy, the karate club was the one place I truly felt at home, and it was the one thing that really taught me that I was 100% in control of what I could achieve in life, if I was willing to put in the work, nobody could stop me from achieving my dreams.
I need your help
For the first time in the history of the Olympic Games, Karate has become an Olympic sport, and the 2020 games will take place in Tokyo, Japan, the birthplace of Karate. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted this to be a reality and it’s finally happening. But I need your help to be a part of it.
As a British Karate athlete, I am effectively a self-funded athlete. Every flight, hotel, transfer and competition entry fee comes at a cost to me as the individual athlete. As such I work full time at an arts charity, teach karate classes and run seminars year-round in order to fund my career as an elite athlete.
Where will the money go?
I need to raise a minimum of £10,000 to allow me to fully compete next year. This will cover:
- Travel to competitions
- Accommodation during competitions
- Competition entry fees
- Sports therapy fees
I would love to dedicate myself and my time 199% to achieving Olympic success, therefore if I raise over £10,000 the fund will contribute to allowing me to focus a larger proportion of my time and energy to the essential training and preparation which will lead to qualifying for the Games in 2020.
I have the talent, the determination and the dedication to become an Olympic Champion, but as a British athlete, I do not have the funding to allow me to attend the full calendar of events. Competing at the Olympics in Japan is about me completing this amazing journey.
As a father, I want to be able to show my two beautiful daughters, that anything is possible. Regardless of the obstacles placed in front of us, if you put your mind to it, you can achieve the seemingly impossible! So I am asking you to help me write my closing chapter, help me achieve my dream and in the process inspire a generation to truly believe that EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE!
Keep up to date with the journey:
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