Tuesday 3 February 2015

Welcome back to Taekwondo in 2015

New National Sporting Organisation for Taekwondo
Welcome back to training for 2015! We hope all members had a safe and enjoyable Christmas break, and are ready for another year of growing and developing in Taekwondo and martial arts. 
This will be an exciting year for Taekwondo in Australia, with the merger of Taekwondo Australia into a newly recognised National Sporting Organisation (NSO), Sports Taekwondo Australia. This means our club and students will have access to the full breadth of services and facilities available from the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), as well as being affiliated with the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and the Oceania Taekwondo Union (OTU).
With the merger there have been some small changes in registration and insurance fees (the last increase was 3 years ago), which will still include personal accident insurance and income protection for all members. A WTF membership card will also be issued with every registration, along with a new STA uniform badge.
*Please refer to the new registration fees schedule below, and please note that insurance coverage will not commence until registration is paid and processed.

New 2015 Registration Fees
Minors (11 years and under at date of registration)       $50
Cadets (12-14 years at date of registration)                     $60
Juniors (15-17 years at date of registration)                    $65
Seniors (18 years and over at date of registration)         $75
*Please note that there are no discount rates available with the new registration fees structure.

Along with access to WTF and international events, the new NSO will also provide a new raft of accreditation courses, as well as a number of training camps and seminars with international instructors from the Kukkiwon.