It was wonderful to be back on the mats with Team TAYA athletes competing at the NSW State Championships last 11 April 2021 at Blacktown Leisure Centre, Stanhope Gardens after more than a year of no competitions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The day saw a mix of our experienced athletes competing again and new team members having a go at their first tournament. Collectively, Team TAYA brought home a tally of 19 medals - 9 Golds, 6 Silvers, 4 Bronzes. A fantastic result to start the competition season for 2021.

Commendable performances were noted from our Black Belts Junior Athlete Sofia Querubin and Cadet Athlete Chelsea Gomez, Red Belts Cadet Athlete Alec Macgowan and Youth Athlete Ethan De Guzman who have all shown technical prowess and excellent court management in their matches. We are also happy and proud to see our novice athletes showing strong fighting spirit and good potential. 

Congratulations and Well Done Team TAYA!!!

Thank you to our Coaches Ms Natalia, Sir Ed, Miss Abby for your guidance and dedication in bringing the best from our athletes, to our Black Belt Ysabella Querubin and Red Belt Saanvi Sharma for your assistance in marshalling the team and the parents/families for your support and encouragement. 


Sofia Querubin

Chelsea Gomez

Alec Macgowan

Jade Macgowan

Ethan De Guzman

Sanemi Sharma 

Maxwell Estera

Aarav Menezes

Aariv Bhandari


Diego Querubin

Shirin Kattukaran

Arjun Bhandari

Areej Sabih

Jashan Arora

Kiann Para


Evangeline De Guzman

Saachi Sharma 

Lachlan Macgowan

Jason Moffatt 


Aarav Kadam