Stockport Express

Talented teen belts up for euro contest


A TEENAGE Tae Kwon Do star has been selected to represent her country at a major internatio­nal tournament.

Holly Kelly, 13, from Cheadle will join up with the Great Britain team at the Cadet European Championsh­ips in the Strasbourg, France next month.

The high-kicking youngster, who trains with town centre academy Jeon-sa Taekwondo, will join a 15-stong team which will compete in the tournament’s 44kg division.

Holly, who hopes to follow in the footsteps of Olympic champion Jade Jones, trains with her club four times a week and at the National Academy in Manchester most weekends.

Her coach Nick Brinklow believes the talented teen has a bright future ahead of her. He said: “Holly is one of the most exciting, young prospects in the country.

This is an amazing opportunit­y for Holly and she can’t wait to represent GB in the European Championsh­ips. Her ultimate goal is to win gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and I believe she has the talent to go all the way!

“We’d like to thank everyone for their support in raising funds for Holly and a special thanks to her sponsors at MySuperT. com.”

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