A YOUNG Lifford teenager is heading to Chile this week to compete in the World Karate Championships.

The XI WKF Junior, Cadet and U21 Championships are being held in Santiago De Chile and get underway next Tuesday.

Emma Dolan from Argary, a student at the Royal and Prior in Raphoe, is part of the Irish team that is competing.

Emma is a member of the successful Three Rivers Shotokan Club in Lifford and this will be her biggest event to date.

“Three Rivers wish her and the Irish team good luck and every success in Chile,” Emma’s club said.

The event is being organised by the National Karate Sports Federation of Chile and the WKF World Karate Federation.

120 countries, representing the 5 continents, with a total of 1700 accredited athletes will take part over five days of competition at the National Stadium Sports Centre.