Whistling Dale's gift to youngsters
A taekwondo club has been inspired after receiving a special
gift signed by the sport’s Olympic gold medallist Jade Jones.
Whistling postman Dale Howting framed a franked envelope signed
by Jade, with the Royal Mail stamp printed in her honour after her
victory, age 19, in the 57kg category at the London Olympics.
Garry Foster, chief instructor at TSA Taekwondo on the Eurolink
Industrial Estate in Sittingbourne, said that it was a fantastic
occasion and followed on from charity stalwart Dale’s visit with
his Olympic Torch.
He said club members were delighted to receive the gift, which
included a photograph of Dale with Jade, who he met at a charity
Mr Foster said: “Some of our club members were lucky enough to
see Jade’s victory at the Excel Arena in London.
“We are starting to move over to the Olympic style of taekwondo,
using body protectors, and the whole culture of our club has
changed since the Olympics.”
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