Har­ri­son is a cham­pion

Ellenbrook Advocate - - SPORT -

TEENAGER Har­ri­son McIn­tyre has be­come Ellenbrook’s new­est na­tional cham­pion, af­ter tak­ing out a gold medal at the Aus­tralian Na­tional Taek­wondo Cham­pi­onships in Vic­to­ria last month.

His win­ning ef­forts mean he will rep­re­sent Aus­tralia in the spar­ring di­vi­sion at the Ocea­nia Cham­pi­onships in Fiji in Novem­ber.

Har­ri­son (14) has trained at the Charles Rawl­ins Taek­wondo Cen­tre in Beech­boro since he was seven.

Coach Charles Rawl­ins said Har­ri­son was aim­ing for the top.

“Harry has a lot of po­ten­tial, and has that de­sire and de­ter­mi­na­tion that could take him far in the sport,” he said.

“He trains five days a week, as well as help­ing me out with classes for chil­dren at the Aveley Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.”

Rawl­ins said Har­ri­son had an­other event com­ing up to help him pre­pare for the Ocea­nia Cham­pi­onships.

“Harry will com­pete in the Malaysian Open this week, which is a very highly ranked cham­pi­onship against com­peti­tors from 14 other coun­tries,” he said.

“This young man’s dream is one day to rep­re­sent Aus­tralia at the Olympics, and we wish him all the best and tell him to fol­low that dream.”

Coach Charles Rawl­ins with na­tional cham­pion Har­ri­son McIn­tyre.

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