Australian Taekwondo pen sponsorship deal with Australex Group / by Matt Dampney

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Australian Taekwondo has signed a sponsorship deal with Australex Group.

The deal will see the construction company sponsor the country's Para-athletes. Both parties announced the deal at the Australian National Championships which took place in Bendigo.

Mahmoud Mearbany, a director of Australex, began the partnership by presenting a cheque for AUD$11,000 (£6,000/$8,000/€7,000). This was received by Australia's dual world Para-champion Steven Currie, who accepted it on behalf of the governing body. It comes with Para-taekwondo set to make its Paralympic Games debut at Tokyo 2020.

"Australian Taekwondo would like to thank Mr Mearbany for his generous donation which will go to supporting our Para-Athletes' preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics," a statement said.