The Hart School in Rugeley, are celebrating the success of one of their students, who has been invited to join the Great British Kickboxing Team. Last week, Ellie Harvey aged 12, represented GB at the WAKO Junior European Championships held in Skopje in Macedonia.
37 Countries competed in this prestigious event, with a total of 1600 competitors selected to represent their respective age and weight categories.
Ellie fought in the Under 12’s section, competing against older and significantly taller girls, dominating at many stages of the competition and refusing to surrender to her opponents.
After a tense semi-final she lost out by 2 points, but earned herself a much deserved bronze medal.
Mrs Holly Hartley, Acting Executive Principal of the Hart School said
‘Ellie’s accomplishments are outstanding, her determination and resilience set an example to us all! We are all very proud of this young lady, and are sure we will see her representing her country at an even higher level, in the not so distant future! Watch this space’.