Competing at the highest level

Twelve-year-old Ben Domb represented England at his first international Tae Kwon-Do competition. Ben, of Year 7, was part of the England National Squad who travelled to Minsk in Belarus to compete amongst more than 500 competitors from 25 countries in the European ITF Tae Kwan-Do Championships. 

The United Kingdom Tae Kwon-Do Dojangs organisation picked out Ben in their post-competition report, saying: “We extend our congratulations to Ben. It was his first time competing internationally, and he looks forward to continuing his training with the team in preparation for future European and World Championships.”

Having gained black belt at an unusually young age some years ago, Ben, 1st Dan, has progressed strongly in the sport. He trains on Sundays with the England squad in Oxford and on Fridays after School with his local Tae Kwon-Do club.

""His father, Eytan Domb, said: “I would like to thank the School sports teachers who have been most understanding in allowing Ben on occasion to prioritise this when conflicts have occurred with out-of-hours rugby training in the run-up to this event.”