Team Taya athletes competed at the NSW State Championships which is also a Selection Event for the upcoming Australian National Championships in October 6-8, 2017 and have all qualified for their respective divisions. Half of the team were sick with the winter colds and flu but still managed a tally of 17 medals as follows:

Sparring - 7 Golds, 5 Silvers, 2 Bronzes from 12 athletes

Poomsae - 3 Golds from 3 athletes

Some notable point gap wins from our State Champions are:

Connor Fleming - winning both cadet divisions of under 53 kgs and under 57 kgs with scores of 36-20 and 40-5 respectively 

Aaditya Kadam - winning cadet division of under 41 kgs with a score of 32-12 

Sofia Querubin- winning youths division of under 34 kgs with a score of 32-0

Arjun Bhandari - winning all three fights in youths under 28 kgs division with scores of 16-1, 27-2, 14-2 respectively 

Our big thanks to our dedicated and passionate coaches and supportive parents! We're off to Bendigo!

Team Taya travelled to cold Canberra and competed over the two day weekend with our 13 young athletes bringing home a total tally of 28 medals - 18 Golds, 6 Silvers, 3 Bronzes. 

Day 1 Black Belt Divisions - tally of 6 Golds, 2 Silvers, 1 Bronze from 4 Athletes Aaditya Kadam, Connor Fleming, Ysabella Querubin and Sofia Querubin  

Day 2 Colour Belt Divisions - tally of 12 Golds, 5 Silvers, 2 Bronzes from 7 Sparring Athletes Sofia Querubin, Kiara Fleming, Arjun Bhandari, Chelsea Gomez, Diego Querubin, Saachi Sharma and Shreyas Gurelli and our two girls Saanvi Sharma and Charli Blissett winning Gold each in their Individual Poomsae divisions and also Gold in their Pair Poomsae division

Well done Team Taya!!! We are so proud of you! Hope you learned from this experience and assist your preparations for the upcoming NSW State Championships Selections and Australian National Championships.

Thank you to the parents and families for your support and encouragement.

Check out our team photos on our Facebook Page.


Team Taya cadets have performed well at their first selections held at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. Connor Fleming won Gold in a tightly contested match and made the Australian Team in the under 53 kgs division. Aaditya Kadam reached the finals after two strong performances at the preliminary and semi finals rounds which he won with high scores but settled for Silver in a nail biting match in the under 41 kgs division. Ysabella Querubin was leading in all 3 rounds but unfortunately lost by 1 point at the last few seconds narrowly missing out on finals and settling for Bronze but learned a lot from the experience. Well done Connor, Aaditya and Ysabella!!! Check out our FB posts for their photos and match details. 

it was a successful long weekend of competitions at the 2017 Sydney Taekwondo Festival held last June 11-12 at the Liverpool Catholic Club with Team Taya winning a total tally of 26 medals - 17 Golds, 7 Silvers, 2 Bronzes and awarded as the Best Club of the Tournament. There were some disappointing results but overall a successful team outcome. Our cadets have backed up their strong performances at the Australian Team Selections just the day before and equally did well at the Festival with Ysabella Querubin winning her two divisions and awarded the Best Female Cadet Athlete of the tournament. Our young athletes have displayed tenacity, strong focus and maturity beyond their years which was behind the team's success. Well done Team Taya!!! Check out our Facebook posts for photos and individual results. 

Team Taya travelled to Auckland and competed at their first international tournament at the New Zealand Open bringing home a tally of 6 medals all in sparring and a wealth of lessons learned and experience. Team result summary are as follows:

Sofia Querubin          Gold, Red Belt

Arjun Bhandari          Gold, Blue Belt

Aaditya Kadam          Silver, Black Belt

Ysabella Querubin      Silver, Black Belt

Connor Fleming         Bronze, Black Belt

Diego Querubin         Bronze, Blue Belt