Atvars takes on British Open

Atvars Velavs with coach Jason Featherstone.
Atvars Velavs with coach Jason Featherstone.

Quest Boston’s Atvars Velavs competed at the British Open in London for the first time last Sunday.

The taekwondo competitor didn’t pick up a medal, but the senior -80kg fighter fought valiantly against a much taller and stronger opponent in his first competition since returning to the sport after a long absence.

Fellow club member Megan Featherstone, who has been impressing on international duty recently, is now on injury leave after picking up ligament damage.

However, she is hoping to be back to action soon.

Jason Featherstone recently attended the very first Para-Taekwondo Instructors Course in Manchester.

The seminar covered development, support and knowledge of disability awareness with the sport of taekwondo.

The Quest club believes in inspiring all para-athletes to fulfil their potential.

Anyone interested in the club can call Jason on 07835640298.

Pictured are Atvars and Jason.