Central Taekwondo’s Erin Shaw (17) has been selected to represent Great Britain at the Junior World Championships to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria from 14th to 18th October 2020.
Erin has been training with Central since she was 8 years old. For the past three years she has been a member of the GB Taekwondo Development Squad based in Manchester and hopes to follow in the footsteps of her club mate Jordyn Smith and become a full time athlete on the World Class Programme.
Recently Erin has been coached by Jordyn’s dad - Central Club Coach, Darren Smith. Darren said “It is great to see all Erin’s hard work paying off. It has been really tough for the young athletes to stay focused and continue their training throughout the lockdown period. This is a great opportunity for her, I’m sure she will step up her training and go to the Worlds in great shape”.
Erin said “Training at home has been challenging both mentally and physically due to the restrictions but online zoom sessions have brought a sense of normality. I’m really looking forward to getting back into full contact sparring.”