GB Taekwondo appoints Rule 5 for inaugural Taekwondo Grand Prix

Olympic Gold winner Jade Jones will compete at the event

GB Taekwondo has selected Rule 5 to handle a PR and marketing brief promoting a new international competition – the Taekwondo Grand Prix.

Taking place at Manchester Central in December (Friday 13-Sunday 15), the event is part of the UK Sport Gold Event series and has backing from UK Sport and Manchester City Council. The Taekwondo Grand Prix aims to build on interest in the sport generated at the 2013 Olympics, with the best Taekwondo athletes including British Gold Medallist Jade Jones competing.

“Rule 5 presented a creative proposal that demonstrated strong knowledge and experience in sports event marketing and communications. We were impressed with the team’s enthusiasm and expertise. We look forward to working with them to establish this as a world-class event,” said Steve Flynn, operations director at GB Taekwondo.

Managing partner at Rule 5, Rob Brown added: “We’re really thrilled to be working on such a high profile event with GB Taekwondo. Manchester is emerging as a really important centre global for a number of sports and we’re excited to be involved with that.”

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