Hildon Foundation star Lily traveled to Stuttgart, Germany on Friday 2nd of February for the 1st President’s Taekwondo cup for children.
This competition was a cadet qualifying competition for the European Championships that will be taking place around November and looks set to take place in Athens, Greece.
In order to qualify for this Lily had to fight her way into a medal position (top 4). Lily fought on Sunday 4th of February in a category with over 30 contenders. This was her first competition since moving into the cadet category. This meant that she was one of the youngest competitors in the competition, having only turned 11 in December.
Lily managed to make it to the semi finals, and was on an amazing run until, unfortunately for her she broke her toe in the quarter finals and had to go into her semi final fight carrying the injury. She gave it her all in the first round of the semi final but the pain was too much for her to continue and her coach threw in the towel to ensure the injury did not get any worse. Lily came away from the competition with a Bronze Medal which means she has qualified for the European Championships in Athens and will be attending as one of the youngest competitors.
Everyone at Hildon is extremely proud of Lily and we wish her the best of luck with her recovery and the upcoming competition.
We’ve been working with numerous charities since we became established over 30 years ago. We’re feeling rather excited here in Hampshire about our next fundraising challenge – and a rather nerve racking one indeed!