Team Taya achieved strong results at the NSW State Championships last 18 November 2018 held at the Netball Central, Sydney Olympic Park with 8 Golds, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze from our 8 athletes. A fantastic way to end 2018 in what had been a very busy and successful year. Everyone performed well with standout matches from double gold medallist youth Chelsea Gomez, Junior Aaditya Kadam, Cadet Ysabella Querubin and youth Diego Querubin who all won by point gap and showed technical dominance. 

Results as follows:

Chelsea Gomez                    Double Golds

Aaditya Kadam                      Gold

Ysabella Querubin                  Gold

Sofia Querubin                       Gold

Diego Querubin                      Gold

Alannah Bouery                      Gold, Silver

Aarav Kadam                          Gold

Ayaan Shetty                          Bronze


It was a great result for Team Taya at the Australian Sports and Martial Arts Association (ASMA) Competition held on 14 October 2018 having been awarded the tournament’s Overall Best Club 1st Place with Team bringing home a total tally of 16 medals:

Sparring - 9 Golds, 3 Silvers (all three just losing 1 point)

Poomsae - 2 Golds, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

From our small team of 11 athletes

Notable performances are our double gold medalists Chelsea Gomez and Ayaan Shetty and champions Aaditya Kadam winning by gap point 31-8 and Sanemi Sharma with a score of 48-28.

The result was an improvement from the last two years with the team awarded Overall Best Club 2nd place in 2016, 2nd place in 2017 and 1st place in 2018.

Well done Team Taya!!!

Very proud of your achievements and hard work!

Thank you ASMA for the award.

Thank you to our hard working coaches for your dedication and guidance and to the parents and families for all your support, cheers and encouragement.

Team Taya had a fantastic time at the NSW State Championships held at Blacktown Leisure Centre, Stanhope Gardens last 12 August 2018 which served as the Selections for the Australian National Championships to be held in Bendigo, VIC from 22-24 September 2018 bringing home a total of 25 medals - 15 Golds, 7 Silvers and 3 Bronzes from our sparring and poomsae athletes.

We are off to Nationals! Well done Team Taya! Thank you for the support, encouragement and loud cheers from our parents and families and our dedicated coaches.


Team Taya had a very successful trip to Bendigo, Victoria bringing home a total tally of 17 medals with 9 Golds, 5 Silvers and 3 Bronzes at the Australian National Championships from our 17 young athletes last 22-24 September 2018. The Nationals is the most prestigious event in Australian Taekwondo with the best athletes from all the states vying for the top spots in their divisions. This achievement was the culmination of several months of intensive training in taekwondo techniques, tactics, court management and fitness regimen improving stamina, endurance, agility and mental strength. The team competed in various local and interstate tournaments throughout the year including our junior and cadet athletes competing at the Dutch Open and Belgium Open and the two National Team Selection Events which has given them the significant experience and court time they needed to improve their game and performance.

A fantastic result for Team Taya with the athletes and their families supporting and cheering for each other throughout the 3-day event. It was such a fun and memorable experience with a poolside team BBQ at the All Seasons Hotel which was the team hotel. Thank you to all the parents and families for all your support and encouragement and to our dedicated coaches for your hard work and passion in bringing the best from everyone.  


Team Taya had a wonderful time and delivered a successful result at the Gold Coast Open held at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre last 28-29 July 2018 with our 17 young athletes bringing home a total of 35 medals over the two-day competition, tally as follows: 19 Golds, 10 Silvers, 6 Bronzes in sparring and poomsae. This is an excellent preparation for the upcoming NSW State Selections on August 12 and Australian National Championships on September 22-24.

There were notable performances with Aaditya Kadam winning both Black Belt Juniors <45 kg and <48 kg over 5 fights, Shreyas Gurelli winning both Blue Belt Juniors < 59 kg and < 63 kg over 3 fights rendering his first technical knockout, Ayaan Shetty winning Yellow Belt 8-9 years < 24 kg and < 27 kg over 6 fights, Jade Macgowan winning Blue and Yellow Belt 8-9 years < 24 kg over 3 fights, Diego Querubin winning Black Belt < 27 kg and a close Silver in Red Belt over 5 fights, Ysabella Querubin winning Black Belt Cadets < 44 kg stopping fight in first round under 25 seconds and Sofia Querubin winning Black Belt Cadets < 37 kg and Silver in < 41 kg over 3 fights even with injury.

Thank you to all the parents for your support and encouragement and our passionate and dedicated coaches for bringing the best out of our young athletes.

Well done Team Taya!!!

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