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It was a great weekend of competitions at the AIS Main Arena in Canberra last 7-8 July 2018 which commenced with Team Taya fighting against the country's best taekwondo athletes for a spot in the Australian Team for the 2018 Oceania Championships with Sofia Querubin winning Gold, Ysabella Querubin winning first match but losing in finals and settling for Silver, Connor Fleming with Silver and Aaditya Kadam with a Bronze medal.

This was followed by the two-day ACT CCC Championships with Team Taya performing strongly bringing home a total of 35 medals - 15 Golds, 9 Silvers, 11 Bronzes in sparring and poomsae. Our cadet girls Ysabella and Sofia had the opportunity to fight Hankuk athletes from Madrid, Spain who were European Championships Cadet Medallists and learned from the experience. There were excellent performances from all of our young athletes notably from double gold medallists Diego Querubin who won all three of his fights and Chelsea Gomez who won both her divisions. Most of our athletes fought in two divisions as part of their grass roots training and development.

Well done Team Taya!!! An excellent preparation for the upcoming Gold Coast Open on July 28-29, 2018, NSW State Selections on August 12, 2018 and the Australian National Championships on September 22-24, 2018 in Bendigo, VIC. Thank you to all the families for your support and encouragement.

Team Taya competed against the country's best taekwondo athletes at the recent Australian National Team Selections Event held at AIS Main Arena in Canberra for the 2018 Oceania Championships winning 1 Gold, 2 Silvers and 1 Bronze medals. A big congratulations to our cadet athlete Sofia Querubin who won her match in a dominant technical fashion and tenacity with a score of 48-5 and made it to the Australian National Team. Team results as follows:

Sofia Querubin             Gold      Cadet under 38 kg

Ysabelle Querubin         Silver    Cadet under 43 kg

Connor Fleming            Silver     Cadet under 55 kg

Aaditya Kadam             Bronze   Junior under 48 kg

It was a great day at NSW State Championships held at the Netball Central, Sydney Olympic Park on 8 April 2018 with our Team Taya athletes collectively bringing home a tally of 16 medals: 11 Golds (9 in sparring, 2 in poomsae), 4 Silvers (3 in sparring, 1 poomsae), 1 Bronze in sparring.

Notable performances were Sofia Querubin who won 16 points in the first 12 seconds in the first round with opponent's coach withdrawing player from the match, Kiara Fleming taking up challenge in cadets division winning by gap score of 22-2 over opponent who is three years older, Chelsea Gomez winning by gap score of 26-6 and Shreyas Gurelli experiencing head kick for the first time in juniors blue belt match winning first match with score of 22-10 and finals match in nail biting finish at score of 27-24. 

Team Taya achieved excellent results at the Sydney Taekwondo Festival last weekend bringing home a total tally of 30 medals over the two-day competition with 16 Golds, 11 Silvers and 3 Bronzes and awarded 3rd Place Best Overall Club after host Martial Arts Spirit who got 2nd Place and 1st Place Impact Martial Arts from Canberra.

Notable performances are Aaditya Kadam who won in the Juniors Black Belt under 45 kg division over long time opponent from QLD and was awarded the Best Male Junior Fighter of the Festival, and our four double Gold Medallist girls -

Cadet Ysabella Querubin who took the challenge to move up in juniors winning the Juniors under 42 kg Black Belt division and her cadets under 44 kg division;

Cadet Sofia Querubin who even just as a Red Belt won both her Cadet Black Belt divisions under 37 kg and 41 kg;

Youth Chelsea Gomez who won both her Red Belt 8-9 yrs under 28 kg and 31 kg divisions; and,

Youth Alannah Bouery who won all three of her Yellow Belt matches in high scoring fashion showing dominance in court in just her second competition as a beginner in both 8-9 yrs and 10-11 yrs divisions. 

Thank you to all the parents and families for your support and cheers and to our dedicated and passionate coaches for bringing the best out of everyone.

Congratulations to Aaditya Kadam for his strong performances at his first Australian Junior Team Selections held at the AIS Canberra last 10 February 2010 winning the preliminary round against an older opponent with a score of 18-9 and settled for Silver Medal with a score of 17-22 in the final match. Aaditya has travelled to Europe as a member of the Australian Junior Team and competed at the Dutch Open in Eindhoven, Netherlands which served as the final qualifying event for selection to the Australian Junior Team for the European President's Cup in Athens, Greece on 25-29 April 2018. Aaditya also travelled to Lommel, Belgium and competed at the Belgium Open.