Harper Adams student and Taekwondo expert, Holly Boardman represented Great Britain at the 2019 EUSA European Championships.
After competing for the university last year at the BSTF competitions, Holly qualified to compete at the EUSA European Championships in Zagreb, Croatia in July, representing Great Britain. Competing against 15 people across the globe with excellent competition records, Holly walked away with 12th place.
Having trained for over 16 years, Holly is a 4th Dan Black Belt, competing across the country in both fighting (Kyorugi) and Patterns (Poomsae). Holly's passion for Taekwondo started as an extra-curricular club at her Primary School and has advanced to a professional level, leading her to compete at regional, national and international competitions.
The SU has supported Holly along her incredible journey, providing her with facilities to train in whilst studying at University, funding the competitions she has competed in throughout the year, covering her travel expenses and the competition fee for at the EUSA competition.
Holly hopes to qualify through BUCS for the EUSA European Championships 2020 which will be held in Belgrade.
“I took part in the highest level of competition I have entered to date, and this was also the first time I have represented Great Britain at an international event. I opened the competition and was required to do two Poomsae, the first of which was a high degree of difficulty.”