Violet started practicing karate in 1988 with the Northern Ireland Karate-do Wado-kai, training under Oliver Brunton.
She is Treasurer of the Northern Ireland Karate Board.
In June 2008 Violet qualified as a kumite referee with the European Karate Federation, and is Ireland's only female international official.
02 January 2019
European Games Minsk 2019
18 October 2018
Lauren Salisbury British Karates first Youth Olympic Bronze Medalist
02 October 2018
Youth Olympic history for the British Karate Federation
29 September 2018