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Franks Portlock-sponsored athlete celebrates team GB success


Franks Portlock-sponsored team GB Taekwondo athlete, Simone Abley, has been ranked GB number one in the -59 and -63 junior female categories and scooped the title of GB Junior Female Development athlete of 2016.

Since her golden victory at the President’s Cup in July last year, Simone has gone from strength to strength – not only did she secure a medal at the Luxembourg Open but the German, Riga and Serbia Opens too. Simone was also chosen to represent GB as part of the Junior World Championships squad.

When told of her win, she said: “I am honoured to receive the female junior athlete of the year award.

“It was a great honour to represent my country at the Junior World Championships and I would like to thank all the GB development squad members and club coach who have supported me throughout the year, as well Franks Portlock for their continued support and sponsorship.”

Stephen Portlock, director at Franks Portlock added: “We’re delighted to hear of Simone’s fantastic achievements and are pleased to have been able to help her along the way with a contribution to her sponsorship. All at Franks Portlock wish her and the GB team continued success with their competitions in 2017 and beyond.”