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Our youth Athlete Chelsea Gomez has completed her Philippine training with Philippine Legend and Olympian Sir Roberto Kitoy Cruz in Manila with his Kitoy Cruz Taekwondo Academy for a couple of weeks. This international training camp culminated with participation in the Dela Salle Zobel Taekwondo Championships where Chelsea won Gold with a score of 16-6 against a cadet opponent at her first international competition. This is a fantastic opportunity, exposure and experience for Chelsea to assist with her preparation for 2020 and beyond.

Congratulations and well done Chelsea!!!

                                                           

Following the Hankuk Winter International Training Camp in Madrid, Spain, our Junior Athlete Aaditya Kadam travelled to Copenhagen, Denmark and attended the first New Year 2020 International Camp hosted by Turkey Olympic Gold Medalist and European Champion Servet Tazegul who is now Turkey's National Coach, Levent Tuncant, Germany's Olympian and European Champion and Aziz Acharki, World Champion and now Germany's National Coach.

Training Camp was held from 3-5 January 2020. This is another excellent learning opportunity for Aaditya to train with some of Europe's best Juniors and Cadets under the tutelage of the three taekwondo legends. Aaditya enjoyed every minute of the 3-day camp, enhanced his skills and techniques and made friends and spent some relaxing time with the Danish Junior National Team members. A great preparation for World Championships Australian Junior National Team Selections over the next several months.

Congratulations Aaditya for this wonderful experience!!!

What a great result and show of team camaraderie at the 2019 Sydney Taekwondo Championships held at Blacktown Leisure Centre on 20 October 2019. Everyone had fun and learned from the experience.


Congratulations and well done to Team Taya with our 15 athletes bringing home a total medal tally of 25 medals - 14 Golds, 8 Silvers, 3 Bronzes with some doing experimental matches and secondary divisions as part of our training and development program. Notable performances from our double Gold Medallists Chelsea Gomez, Alec MacGowan and Ayaan Shetty who won both of their divisions.


Thank you to our dedicated, passionate coaches Ms Natalia, Sir Ed and Miss Abby and our developmental coach Ms Ysabella and to our supportive parents.

 

Our Junior Athlete Aaditya Kadam travelled to Madrid, Spain and participated at the Hankuk Winter Training Camp held from 26-30 December 2019 facilitated by Hankuk Head Instructor and Coach Jesus Ramal, Finland Olympian Suvi Mikonnen and some of the best coaches in Europe with guest coaches from Iran and other countries.

This was a fantastic opportunity for Aaditya to train with Europe's and some of the world's best Juniors and Cadet taekwondo athletes.

The international training camp has provided Aaditya additional exposure and intensive training program and has kept him fit and strong during the holidays.

An excellent preparation for the upcoming Australian National Team Selections for the World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria in October 2020.

Well done Aaditya!!!

    

Gold Medalists and National Champions

         

     

Silver Medalists

      

Bronze Medalists

     

Team Taya had a wonderful weekend at the Gold Coast and has delivered a medal haul of 8 Golds, 3 Silvers, 3 Bronzes from our 14 young athletes. 

This was achieved through hard work, dedication, focus, team camaraderie, intensive training, competition experience, guidance from our passionate coaches and support from the parents.

A fantastic and consistent result matching last year’s performance!!! Congratulations Team Taya!

Thank you to the coaches for your passion in bringing the best out of the athletes and to the parents for your unwavering support and encouragement.

Well done everyone!!!

Notable performances were from our consistent National Champions Sofia Querubin, Aaditya Kadam, Shreyas Gurelli winning in dominant gap or near gap scores and Ethan De Guzman for winning all 4 fights to win Gold at his first Nationals. Medal tally as follows:

GOLD

Sofia Querubin 

Aaditya Kadam

Shreyas Gurelli

Jade MacGowan

Evangeline De Guzman

Ethan De Guzman

Ayaan Shetty

Joshua Tollens

SILVER

Ysabella Querubin 

Chelsea Gomez

Shirin Kattukaran 

BRONZE

Saachi Sharma 

Alec MacGowan

Saanvi and Saachi Sharma - Family Poomsae

PARTICIPATED

Aarav Kadam 

UNCONTESTED

Diego Querubin