Leah prepares for Taiwan Championships

Last week, Leah Moorby headed out to South Korea to prepare for the 2014 Taekwondo Junior World Championships.

The Keighley-based British Championship winner flew to Seoul on Monday, where she will prepare alongside the rest of the Great Britain Junior Taekwondo Team. The team of ten are now training at the University of Seoul until 16th March. They will then fly to Taipei City, Taiwan for the tournament. The tournament will run from 23-26th March.

Leah has been training hard for this trip – both at her club in Doncaster and with the Great Britain team in Manchester. The trip will be a massive experience and invaluable for Leah’s taekwondo development, who at 14 is the youngest member of the Great Britain Junior Taekwondo Team.

Leah’s dad, Gary, said prior to the trip: “We are very grateful for the support given to Leah from Sean Gilligan and Webanywhere. It has enabled Leah to compete at the highest level which has led to her international selection.”

South Korea is the spiritual home of the sport with the world headquarters – the Kukkiwon – based in Seoul. We look forward to see how Leah performs – and the hear the stories she has about visiting the historic city.

The photo on the left was taken at a recent Keighley Cougars game – where as a special guest Leah was presented with a Keighley Cougars jersey to recognise her achievements.