Melton tae kwon-do student wins British silver

Grove School Tae Kwon-do Club student Abigail Goddard with her British Championship silver medal EMN-150601-121743002
Grove School Tae Kwon-do Club student Abigail Goddard with her British Championship silver medal EMN-150601-121743002
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A Melton martial arts student was celebrating after bringing home a medal from a national championships last weekend.

Abigail Goddard, who trains at the Grove School Tae Kwon-Do Club, entered the British Tae Kwon-Do Championships and gained silver in the cadet black belt sparring category.

Instructor Malcolm Scholes said: “This was particularly impressive as it was Abigail’s first competition as a black belt which she achieved in October.”

The event was held at Worcester Arena and attracted 1,500 tae kwon-do exponents throughout the day.

Abigail is now hoping she will be selected to take part in the English Championships in March.

* The Melton club trains on Friday nights at Grove School, and also run a club on Tuesdays at Brooksby Melton College.

For more details, call (01476) 570616.

* Abigail is pictured with her British Championship silver medal