Ahmad Saleh is 13 years old and an integral member of prestigious CKI Martial Arts Club in Leicester. This talented young sportsman has been training and competing at both national and international levels for a number of years. He was also a member of the group of young athletes' which Joe Humphries was a member of during his time at the club.
Ahmad said: ' The grant would help me to represent & win a medal for Team England at the World Karate Championships, which are going to be held in Portugal during the 27th of October 2016 to the 31st October 2016.
I used to train with Joseph (Joe) for many years. He was a very enthusiastic and talented sportsman. He always supported us and was an inspiration for all.
'It will also help me develop myself even further; taking me to a different level and give me the opportunity to inspire others like Joseph (Joe) did for us.'
Success in sport comes with a price not only in terms of training and hours of practise but also in terms of finance to meet the needs of travelling, accommodation, equipment and entrance fees for the World championships. Every bit helps.
Yusuf Saleh MBE ( Ahmad's father,CKI coach and student) said: ' The Inspire grant would help Ahmad to continue to represent the English National Karate Team on at an international level. Last year he won three medals at the world championships and this has contributed to others trying to emulate him and follow in his footsteps.'
Ahmad added: 'This award will mean the world to me especially as Joseph (Joe) Humphries was my club mate, therefore it would give me great pleasure to further promote JHMT not only at a national but on a International stage as well .It will help me pursue my dream of becoming the best in my sport & using the power of sport to engage with people from around the globe.
'We at our Martial arts School already actively raise awareness & promote the Trust (JHMT) and earlier in the year also took part the Joe's Mini HeartStart for sports clubs lifesaving training programme which includes hands on CPR and how to use a defibrillator. The grant will also help me to fulfill my potential, enable me to an inspiration to my peers, and make a positive contribution to all.'
Inspire lead Simon Taylor said: This is an excellent application from a very talented and committed young man. That this is the 50th individual to whom we have made an award and also a member of Jo's former club is very significant to us and something we are absolutely delighted to support . We very much hope Ahmad achieves his medal hopes
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