17 June 2016

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June 2016 Edition

There are a number of important dates in the coming weeks so please enjoy reading this brief edition of the eNews containing important information.


Inside this issue:

New Website


The new website for STAL is now live at www.austkd.com.au

All important information can be found on this site and it will be continuously improving so keep a look out. 

If you have any feedback please do not hesitate to email us at admin@austkd.com.au

We would like to thank Brighter and John Gradisar for all of the work they have put in to make this happen.

Bailey Lewis - Sports Boost


Today is the last chance to vote for our own Bailey Lewis in the Colonial First State Sports Boost.

If you have not already voted, please click HERE and support Bailey who could win $10,000 for his development and STAL could win $15,000, which will go directly to athlete development.

Poomsae Selection Event

As you are aware the Poomsae Selection event, for the 2016 Poomsae World Championships and the Oceania Championships, will be held in Perth on 30 July 2016.

The selections will be followed up with a training day on 31 July 2016. 

Entries are currently open and will close on 7 July 2016 and can be made HERE

The selection of the Judges for this event is in its final stages and the judges will be informed over the coming days.

STAL would like to thank STWA for their partnership in running this event.

2016 National Championships – Entries and Expressions of Interest


This year's National Championships, which will be held between 26–28 August 2016 in Bendigo, are fast approaching, with entries closing on  24 July 2016. 

We are also calling for Expressions of Interest for Kyorugi and Poomsae Referees with applications closing this weekend on 19 June 2016.

All information on the Nationals and Expression of Interest forms (including volunteers) can be found HERE.

Expression Of Interest for Staff for Australian Poomsae Teams

Members who are interested in being a STAL Member of Staff for the 2016 Poomsae World Championships and the 2016 Oceania Championships (poomsae) are reminded that the closing date for the Expressions of Interest is 20 June 2016.  Forms and details can be found HERE.

Referee and Judges Refresher Seminars

STAL is hosting a number of Kyorugi and Poomsae Referee refresher seminars over the coming weeks.

These seminars are for existing Kyorugi Referees and Poomsae Judges who wish to update their knowledge and get a bit more practice.  Kyorugi Referees can also apply for Recognition of Prior Learning for their existing qualifications, and Poomsae Judges will be able to do so in the coming days.  Details can be found HERE:.

The new STAL accreditation courses will be coming later in 2016 and all committees have been working hard developing the frameworks and courses which are nearing completion.

Less Than 50 Days to Rio

Rio is less than 7 weeks away now.  Our athletes and coaches have been training hard, and gaining international experience in the lead up to the Games. 

The Taekwondo competitions take place from 17 to 20 August 2016, and we are sure that we will all be joining in to cheer on our athletes Carmen and Caroline Marton, Safwan Khalil and Hayder Shkara.

Membership Rates

From 1 July 2016 the pro-rata membership rates for the remainder of 2016 will apply for all NEW members. 

if you wish to check the status of your membership, click HERE.

President's Cup Entries

The Oceania Taekwondo Union are hosting the President's Cup in Canberra on 14 and 15 July 2016.  Entries close on 8 July 2016 and can be made HERE.

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