By Paul Osborne

President of British Taekwondo Adrian Tranter has recieved an OBE during the 2015 New Years Honours List ©British TaekwondoAdrian Tranter, President of British Taekwondo, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen's New Year Honours List.

The appointment comes after a strong year for British Taekwondo both on and off the mat.

The 2014 Grand Prix series saw Olympic champion Jade Jones take gold in the final event in Mexico, before she had the honour of receiving the first ever World Taekwondo Federation Female Athlete of the year accolade.

The Federation also established its first ever Para Taekwondo Committee as the sport continues to garner support both in Great Britain and across the world.

Amy Truesdale continues to lead the way in this respect as she was crowned world, European and Commonwealth champion throughout the year.

"I am obviously both thrilled and humbled in being included in this year's Honours List," said Tranter upon receiving his OBE.

"I do give my everything to the role of President; it's a privilege that I enjoy, and one which comes with immense responsibility."

Olympic champion Jade Jones was awarded the inaugural WTF Female Athlete of the Year ©Getty ImagesOlympic champion Jade Jones was awarded the inaugural WTF Female Athlete of the Year ©Getty Images

He added: "Of course, the achievements that this honour recognises are about more than just me.

"I am blessed in being able to have such supportive colleagues on our Council and Executive Boards, who all help in driving our sport forward.

"It's also recognition of just how far our clubs, coaches and athletes here in British Taekwondo have come in recent years.

"Finally, I must thank my wife and family for giving me their unconditional support, none of it would be possible without them."

British Taekwondo extended its "heartfelt congratulations" to Tranter for this "well deserved" achievement, before looking forward to another successful year for the organisation and all its athletes.

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