British Taekwondo Champions
Two South Wirral High School students are now British Champions after competing in the competition in November.
Ethan George, year 7, started South Wirral High School in September and has had a fantastic couple of months winning gold and silver at the Scottish championships in September and winning a bronze medal at the North Midlands competition in October. Ethan then built on this success by winning Gold in the Sparring and Silver in the Tag team events at the British Championships in November.
Ethan’s dedication to the sport is clear and is the key to his success. Ethan said:
“I compete against the best, to beat the best, to become the best”
His achievements at such a young age set a brilliant example of what can be achieved with hard work and dedication.
Ethan’s mum said:
“we are so proud he is now a British champion”
Ethan joins a fellow South Wirral student, Nathan Saunders, in having had an incredible year. Nathan started Taekwondo when he was just 3 years old and achieved his black belt by age 7, which was the youngest in the UK at the time.
Nathan has won a trophy in every competition he has entered this year! Including the British Championships where he became double British Champion in Sparring and Tag Team! Nathan’s achievements were further recognised when he won Merseyside Young Sports Person of the Year last month.
“My aspirations are to go to the Olympics”
The boys both train at Wirral and Chester Taekwondo in Bromborough who have a proven record of success being named Sports Club of the Year 2016 at the Wirral Sports Forum Awards.
Both students aspire to represent Team GB at the Olympics in the years to come. To have two students who are British Champions sets a great example for the rest of our students. To have such high aspirations at such a young age means they are inspiring role models to follow. All the best for the future, we will be cheering you both along.