Teenaged taekwondo star of Attleborough gains sporting ambassador role

Attleborough student Jack Spall, an 18-year-old Team GB taekwondo athlete.

Attleborough student Jack Spall, an 18-year-old Team GB taekwondo athlete.

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A teenaged Team GB athlete of Attleborough aims to help inspire a new generation of sporting stars, after taking on a new sporting ambassador role for young people.

Jack Spall, 18, an Attleborough high school student, has been made an ambassador with the Premier Foundation, having competed internationally in Taekwondo since the age of 12.

As an ambassador for the foundation’s Excellence Scheme, he will attend sporting events and visit schools all over the country, encouraging the community to get involved and promoting sport.

“This is a fantastic opportunity that I am really pleased to be offered,” he said.

“This is a great way to say thank you for all the local support I’ve had, and it means I can give something back.”

Jack became the British National Heavyweight Champion last year, and hopes to represent Great Britain at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Amelia Epton, Premier Foundation’s CEO, said: “One of Premier Foundation’s aims is to discover and support the sports stars of the future, and Jack is an excellent role model.

“His achievements in Taekwondo from such an early age, are truly inspiring.”