HORIZON Taekwondo Academy’s Chief Instructor and Silsden resident, Master Rick Simpson, Black Belt 5th Dan is delighted the club has been shortlisted in no less than nine categories at this Thursday night's Bradford Sports Awards.

Master Rick said the club said it was of every one of our club members and they are looking forward to attending the awards ceremony, to be held at the home of Bradford City, Valley Parade.

He is up against fellow Horizon member Natalie Simpson-Kidd, who are battling Eccleshill-born England Under-21s manager Aidy Boothroyd and Bradford Bulls head coach John Kear for the Outstanding Contribution prize.

Horizon Taekwondo Academy is ranked number two in the UK out of 400 clubs and seven of the club’s students have represented Team GB at continental championships.

The club runs 15 classes a week across the Bradford district including Silsden, Keighley, Baildon, Shipley, Thackley and Cottingley. They have a diverse coaching team of male, female, disability and ethnic minorities with 250 students in the Bradford area.

For more information about Horizon Taekwondo Academy, call Rick on 07977 065357 or Margaret Simpson on 07969 397136, or simply turn up at any class. The first lesson is free.

Horizon's Bradford Sports Awards nominees are: Senior Achievers (over 18): Sportswoman: Ellie Bowden; Disability Sportsman: Steven Birkin; Disability Sportswoman: Farah Yasin; Club-Team - Amateur - Horizon Taekwondo Academy; Young Achievers Academy (Under 18): Young Male Sportsperson: Jamie Simpson-Kidd; Young Female Sportsperson: Gina Bene-Hamill; Young Club/Team: Horizon Taekwndo Academy; Outstanding Contribution: Rick Simpson & Natalie Simpson-Kidd.