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July 18th 2014

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE RESERVIST SET TO TAKE PART IN NATIONAL SPORTS COMPETITION

A Carlton-based Reservist, who is also a keen sportsman, is set to take part in a national tri-service Taekwondo competition in Portsmouth.

Trooper Mahmood Besharate, aged 36, joined the Army Reserve around two years ago after deciding he wanted a new challenge.

Mahmood is serving with The Royal Yeomanry, based at the Army Reserve Centre on Cavendish Drive in Carlton. Speaking ahead of the event he said: “This is a great opportunity for me to represent my Reserve unit at a national level. There will be competitors taking part from all over the country, but I’ve been training to the best of my ability to do my unit proud.”

Explaining why he has always been passionate about sports Mahmood said: “I’ve always enjoyed keeping fit in my spare time and have taken part in many cage fighting competitions previously. Being in the Army Reserve has helped me to further increase my fitness levels as well as allowing me to compete in national competitions like this. I’d like to thank my coaches too who have helped me to prepare for the Taekwondo event.”

As a civilian Mahmood works as an Engineer at James Engineering, in Alfreton, Derbyshire and his employer is very supportive of his Reserve commitments.