Thirteen-year-old Alex Foster, a pupil at North Featherstone’s St Wilfrid’s RC High School, has been selected to represent Great Britain in taekwondo at the Cadet European Championships in Romania in September.
Alex, of Altofts, has worked hard this year to prove he is the best in the UK in his weight category to earn himself a place on the team.
He said: “ I am so honoured and proud to have been selected.”
Alex gained qualification through his outstanding performances earlier this year in both the Dutch Open Championships and Presidents Cup held in Germany.
Closer to home, black belt Alex has demonstrated that he is best in class in national competitions.
He won gold in Bradford to become Yorkshire champion and he won another gold in the All-stars Open in Doncaster last month.
Last year Alex travelled to South Korea to compete in the World Children’s Taekwondo Union Games held in Muju.
Alex was selected to represent Quest Taekwondo as part of a European team competing in the home of taekwondo.
He trains four times a week at Quest Taekwondo in Penistone and Barnsley with Quest chief instructor Mike Mckenzie.
Alex will spend the summer training hard in preparation for the championships with his club and with the GB Cadet Team.