How did you first get involved in sport?
I first got involved in boxing when I was 10 , I was running around the streets and I got bored of it , so I decided to take up boxing.
What do you enjoy the most about being a sportsperson?
I enjoy the feeling when you have trained for a number of weeks, then you come out on top in the competition.
Who is your sporting hero?
What does a typical week look like for you?
Firstly on a Monday I train in Belfast early in the morning for my strength work then later on that night in my home club. From Tuesday to Friday I train in Dublin with the high performance senior team.
What's the biggest challenge you face to success in sport?
The biggest challenge is sacrifice all the nights out with your mates and it's a very hard thing to do.
How will your SportsAid Award from SSE help you?
My SportsAid Award from SSE will help me a lot as I will be able to buy new equipment which will help me to train even harder.
What do you do in your free time?
In my free time I would go in to town with my mates, or even just chill out in my house with them all.
What are your aims?
My aims are to reach the Olympics and hopefully win a medal.
What are your key achievements so far?
So far I have won an Ulster senior title, 8 Irish titles, European youth silver medal, world youth bronze medal and a Brandenburg Cup bronze medal.
- 2014, winner of the Irish Intermediate title, 56kg
- 2014, winner of the Ulster senior title, 56kg
- Silver at European Youth Championships 2013
- Bronze at Brandenburg Cup 2013
- Bronze at World Youth Championships 2012
- National Youth & Junior Champion 2011, 2012 & 2013
Kurt Walker in the media
- Kurt’s Olympic dream (Ulster Star)
- Sport: Boxing
- Region: Northern Irel&
- Supporter: SSE
“My SportsAid Award from SSE will help me a lot as I will be able to buy new equipment which will help me to train even harder.”