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Congratulations to Team Taya for a strong performance at the last NSW State Championships held on 19 November 2017 bringing home a total of 16 medals:

Sparring - 10 Golds, 2 Silvers, 2 Bronzes

Poomsae - 1 Gold, 1 Silver

Notable performances are our three black belt cadets Connor Fleming, Aaditya Kadam and Ysabella Querubin winning in significant point gaps and executing good techniques and our sparring double gold medalists Shreyas Gurelli and Chelsea Gomez (Not in photo - Ayaan Shetty).

Well done Team Taya!!!

Team Taya travelled to Bendigo, Victoria for the Australian National Championships last 6-8 October 2017 bringing home a tally of 12 medals from our 12 athletes:

6 Gold Medals and National Champions - In Sparring: Ysabella Querubin, Kiara Fleming, Heaven Alvarez, Diego Querubin, Saachi Sharma, In Poomsae: Chelsea Gomez

3 Silver Medals - All in Sparring: Connor Fleming, Aaditya Kadam, Chelsea Gomez

3 Bronze Medals - In Sparring: Arjun Bhandari, In Poomsae: Saanvi Sharma and Charlize Blissett

Our poomsae girls have achieved personal bests with their overall scores at their first Nationals. Our sparring athletes have fought hard with mixed results - 5 came home as National Champions and 4 lost their matches but learned a lot from the experience which will only make them stronger and wiser.

Overall a fantastic result for Team Taya!  The team and their families all enjoyed the team BBQ dinners at the poolside of the All Seasons Hotel where the team stayed for the duration of the 3-day event and had memorable experiences. Thank you to the parents for your loud cheering, support and encouragement. Well done Team Taya!!!

Click link to the video capturing the wonderful memories of this trip at https://vimeo.com/238353401.

Team Taya athletes competed at the NSW State Championships which is also a Selection Event for the upcoming Australian National Championships in October 6-8, 2017 and have all qualified for their respective divisions. Half of the team were sick with the winter colds and flu but still managed a tally of 17 medals as follows:

Sparring - 7 Golds, 5 Silvers, 2 Bronzes from 12 athletes

Poomsae - 3 Golds from 3 athletes

Some notable point gap wins from our State Champions are:

Connor Fleming - winning both cadet divisions of under 53 kgs and under 57 kgs with scores of 36-20 and 40-5 respectively 

Aaditya Kadam - winning cadet division of under 41 kgs with a score of 32-12 

Sofia Querubin- winning youths division of under 34 kgs with a score of 32-0

Arjun Bhandari - winning all three fights in youths under 28 kgs division with scores of 16-1, 27-2, 14-2 respectively 

Our big thanks to our dedicated and passionate coaches and supportive parents! We're off to Bendigo!

Congratulations to Team Taya for a strong performance at the Sydney Taekwondo Championships held last 10 September 2017 at Blacktown Leisure Centre bringing home a collective tally of 19 medals from our 15 athletes -

Sparring - 9 Golds, 6 Silvers, 4 Bronzes

Poomsae - 1 Gold, 1 Silver

Notable performances at the competition are double gold medalist Sofia Querubin, and champions Ysabella Querubin, Kiara Fleming, Shreyas Gurelli, Aarav Kadam, Audrey Ombina and our first timers Saanvi Sharma and Aleena Moyler winning at their first competition

 

Team Taya travelled to cold Canberra and competed over the two day weekend with our 13 young athletes bringing home a total tally of 28 medals - 18 Golds, 6 Silvers, 3 Bronzes. 

Day 1 Black Belt Divisions - tally of 6 Golds, 2 Silvers, 1 Bronze from 4 Athletes Aaditya Kadam, Connor Fleming, Ysabella Querubin and Sofia Querubin  

Day 2 Colour Belt Divisions - tally of 12 Golds, 5 Silvers, 2 Bronzes from 7 Sparring Athletes Sofia Querubin, Kiara Fleming, Arjun Bhandari, Chelsea Gomez, Diego Querubin, Saachi Sharma and Shreyas Gurelli and our two girls Saanvi Sharma and Charli Blissett winning Gold each in their Individual Poomsae divisions and also Gold in their Pair Poomsae division

Well done Team Taya!!! We are so proud of you! Hope you learned from this experience and assist your preparations for the upcoming NSW State Championships Selections and Australian National Championships.

Thank you to the parents and families for your support and encouragement.

Check out our team photos on our Facebook Page.