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Congratulations to everyone who participated in our first Grading Test held on 26 May 2012. Everyone did very well and have prepared for this special day. Your TAYA Taekwondo Family is very proud of you. Check out the photos on the Photo Gallery on our Facebook Profile.

Abby settled for a Bronze Medal at the Australian National Team Selection Trials held in Perth on 5 February 2012 for the World Junior Taekwondo Championships in Egypt.

Abby participated at the last Australian Taekwondo Open and National Championships held on September 8 to 11, 2011 at the Australian Institute of Sports in Canberra for Taekwondo Australia where she won two Silver Medals in separate divisions in the Female, Black Belt, 14 - 15 year age group and 14 - 17 year age group both for the 42-44 kgs weight division. She, unfortunately, lost in both finals to a 15 year old opponent from Victoria (Abby was only 13 years at the time of the fight). Her first challenge in the 14-15 year age division was also with a Victorian opponent whom she beat with a score of 26 - 14 which was a fantastic achievement! In the finals, she lost by just 1 point to the older and taller opponent with a score of 6 - 7.

Sports Taekwondo NSW (STNSW) is the NSW division for Sports Taekwondo Australia (STA).

At the last NSW State Championships held at the State Sports Centre, Olympic Park at Homebush on 11 December 2011, Abby won her match convincingly with a strong win of 17 – 4 over her opponent with the match being stopped due to superiority. This is a strong achievement and provides Abby with additional fight experience in her preparation for the upcoming Australian Junior National Team Selection Trials on 5 February 2012 in Altone Park, Perth, Western Australia.