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November 2016 Edition

Welcome to our November edition of the eNews branded with our new logo and colours!

Inside this issue:

Athlete Categorisation

As per the normal strategy in regard to Australian Institute of Sport's categorisation, we have now arrive at the next round.

The Australian Winning Edge (AWE) is an initiative from the Australian Sports Commission to reposition Australia to being a world leader is sport performance. Developed in partnership with Australia's high performance network, AWE provides the high performance sports sector with clear performance targets and a framework for collaboration from 2012 through to 2022.

Athletes are invited to apply for categorisation consideration and the following documentation and information is provided.

Please note that applications close at 5:00pm (AEST) on Friday 18 November 2016.

Athlete Transition Event

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) is inviting Olympians and all current athletes to attend the inaugural AOC Athlete Transition Events, designed to address athlete wellness and career progression post the Olympic Games. 

Whether athletes are considering retiring or not, these sessions provide practical advice on navigating a transition into a new career now or in the future. Sessions will be held initially in Melbourne (18 Nov), Sydney (24 Nov) and Brisbane (29 Nov) with a view to expand the program across other States.

We request that Clubs encourage their athletes to avail themselves of this opportunity to assit them to prepare when they retire from the sport.

More detailed information and session dates and times can be found HERE.

Board Appointments

With the recent election of new directors the Board is pleased to report the following appointments.

President                                                                              Secretary General

Hassan Iskandar has been appointed to the                        Raffaele Di Renzo has been appointed to the
position of President and will represent                                position of Secretary General and will be the 
Australian Taekwondo at the WTF's General                        the officials liasion channel with the WTF.

Staff Appointment


Events and Team Manager

We are pleased to announce that following a recruitment process that John Gradisar has been appointed to the position of Events and Team Manager.

John's core responsibilities are to implement a strategy to build event participation and standard in Australia, build and lead an Events workforce to deliver high quality Taekwondo events, and to manage and co-ordinate all Australian Taekwondo teams that are selected to represent Australia at international competitions.

2016-17 Events Calendar

The Events Calendar for 2016-17 is provided as a "heads up" of currently planned national and international events. Several other national events are in the final planning stages for 2017 and these will be released as soon as dates and venues are confirmed.

Date Event Location
12-13 November 2016 AT Referee Presenters Course Melbourne
16-20 November 2016 World Junior Championships Burnaby, Canada
26-27 November 2016 Oceania Taekwondo Championships Suva, Fiji
26-27 November 2016 Oceania Para Taekwondo Championships Suva, Fiji
9-10 December 2016 WTF Grand Prix Final Baku, Azerbaijan
25 February 2017 Selections World Senior Championships Team AIS, Canberra
26 February 2017 Athlete/Coach Education Seminar AIS, Canberra
3-7 May 2017 World Championships Team Camp AIS, Canberra (TBC)
24-30 June 2017  World Senior Championships Muju, Korea
20-26 August 2017 * Summer Universiade Taepei, Taiwan
6-8 October 2017 National Championships Bendigo, Victoria
* Selection Event to be scheduled  


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