TaeKwonDo World Championship hope for Erin Shaw and Team GB in Bulgaria

Central Taekwondo’s Erin Shaw has been selected to represent Great Britain at the Junior World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, in October.

By David Oliver
Friday, 7th August 2020, 12:30 pm
Erin Shaw. Picture: supplied
Erin Shaw. Picture: supplied

Erin (17), from Larbert, has been training with Central since she was seven years old.

For the past three years she has been a member of the Manchester-based GB Taekwondo Development Squad. She hopes to follow in the footsteps of her Carronshore clubmate Jordyn Smith and become a full- time athlete on the prestigious World Class Programme.

Erin is coached by Jordyn’s Dad - Central Club Coach Darren Smith.

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Erin Shaw. Picture: Supplied

He said: “It’s great to see all Erin’s hard work paying off. It’s been really tough for the young athletes to stay focused and continue their training during the lockdown period. This is a great opportunity for Erin and I’m sure she’ll 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.”

Central founder Grand Master David Bailey added: “Erin is a fantastic ambassador for the club. She trains so hard and deserves every success in the future. I’m sure she’ll make a great impact in Bulgaria.”