Parramatta Karate athlete Harrison Knight has been awarded the 2020 Sports Achievement Award at the City of Parramatta Australia Day awards ceremony held last Friday evening.

Harrison, who has been training since he was just five years old has had a very successful sports career to date with the help of his coach Sensei Ricky Rigor and PDK Dojo.

He won gold at the 2019 NSW Open Championships in the Junior U18 division and bronze in the Senior division. He also won silver in the U18 Kata division at the Australian Karate Federation 2019 National Championships in Launceston and bronze in the U18 Kumite division at the 2019 Australian Open.

Harrison has recently expanded into a coaching role in the sport, preparing two NSW teams for the Children’s team Kata division at the National Championships. The result was fantastic for the NSW squad with the two teams meeting in the final bringing home the gold and silver medals.

While he still has many years of competition left, Harrison enjoys the role of coaching and would like to take on more responsibility in this area in the coming years.

Harrison received this award because of his dedication and high level of achievement in his sport at such a young age. He is not only a determined athlete but is driven to help young athletes achieve their dreams.