Teenage Taekwondo Girl To Represent Scotland

13 Year old  Chelsea Young from Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway is a  second year pupil at Castle Douglas High school.  She has also trained in the Martial art of Taekwondo since she was about 5 years old and is  proud to have gained her black belt 3 years ago when she was 10. Now Chelsea has been chosen to represent Scotland, and she could really do with some local support and sponsorship. 

In ITF Taekwondo you have three disciplines, Sparring, Patterns and Special Technique and she has competed in all 3 since she was 9 years old.

Chelsea Young

Chelsea told DGWGO sports News “I really enjoy taking part in competitions and I have been very lucky so far to have competed not just in the UK but Greece, Holland and Northern Ireland. I train a minimum of 6-8 hours a week with UKTC Dumfries and Carlisle Taekwondo and a further 4 hours with the national team in Alloa at weekends. I also help with the “Little Tiger Cubs’” classes helping the young ones start their Taekwondo Journey.

This year I have been given the great honour of being selected by the national scottish team to represent ‘Scotland’ at the 2017 European championships being hosted this year in Liverpool. This is a very large competition with up to 1000 Athletes from over 30 European Nations.  I am training very hard and have my hopes on bringing home a European title. The Competition runs over 4 days from the 27th-30th of April at the Echo Arena Liverpool. I will be competing in two categories, Sparring and Patterns.

 I have won gold at several championships including the Dutch, London and Scottish opens and have gained quite a nice trophy collection.   I love the sport and really have my hopes on success over the coming years at European and World level with my focus on bringing home a medal at The Euros.


To Help Chelsea on her path she could really do with some  local sponsorships or some raffle prizes to help raise funds, If you can help or want to just keep up to date with  Chelsea’s progress you can contact her and follow her on her facebook page by click HERE  https://www.facebosok.com/ChelseayoungTKD/?fref=t



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