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Joe receives Olympic legacy award

By Stour & Avon Magazine  |  Posted: February 15, 2013

Chairman of West Moors Parish Council, Councillor Penny Yeo presents the Legacy Award to Joe Trussell

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JOE Trussell, who is the National Junior Jitsu Champion, has been chosen by West Moors Parish Council to receive its Queen's Diamond Jubilee and Olympic Games Legacy Award.

Joe who trains at the Ferndown Jitsu Club in the Heatherlands Community Centre is due to take part in the Jitsu International Championships in Edinburgh this year.

In 2012, the parish council decided to give an award up to £1,000 to an aspiring sports star aged between 11 and 17 who was a resident of West Moors.

A spokesman for the council said: "All the applicants attended an interview during December and the quality was extremely high making it very difficult to make a decision."

The parish council would like to thank John Hanrahan of Ferndown Jitsu Club who organised the presentation evening and Phoenix Marble and Granite of West Moors for their donation of the marble base for the trophy.

The council will be inviting applications for the Legacy Award in 2013, so if you know of an aspiring young person contact the parish office on 01202 861044 for an application form.

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