A National Taekwondo Club Student has been announced as GB Taekwondo's Male Junior Athlete Of The Year following a year of spectacular successes both at home and abroad.
17-year-old European Silver Medallist Adrian Wagstaffe has consistently performed within Sport Taekwondo and the announcement comes following his inspiring achievement most recently at the European Taekwondo Championships in Cyprus, where he scooped silver at the games.
Upon learning of the announcement, Adrian said: “I’m extremely grateful to be honoured with such a highly regarded award.
“It’s been a tough yet very rewarding year for myself and I’m immensely proud of my developments within the sport.
“I wouldn’t be where I am today without the continuous support of my coach, Mark Moores and wider NTC team.
“Additionally the support and guidance, I have received from GB Taekwondo, has been very good and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved in my personal development for what they have helped me achieve.”
The advanced athlete will now continue to focus on his training regime into the New Year, where he hopes to go on to achieve even bigger successes.
Chief Instructor Mark Moores, of NTC, added: “2017 has been a fantastic year for Adrian, having scooped some major titles not only here at home, but also abroad. His commitment and drive within the sport is entirely inspiring.
“Today’s announcement on becoming GB Taekwondo’s Athlete of the year is testament to this and I know that Adrian will progress to achieve even bigger things in 2018, whilst inspiring the next generation of budding athletes.”
**The National Taekwondo Club would like to collectively congratulate Adrian on this latest announcement!**