Six of Tans Taekwondo Ipswich students competed at last month’s Sports Taekwondo Queensland (STQ) 2014 Queensland Open Taekwondo Championships. The Championships were held on 30 March at the Logan Metro Indoor Sports Centre. The competition was a stepping stone to state selections to then be able to compete at the Sports Taekwondo Australia (STA) National Championships in Adelaide in October.
Tamzin, Ashley, Ryan and Abigail each won a gold medal for sparring, and William picked up two gold medals for sparring. First, William had two fights in his division and won them both. He then had a match fight with a blue belt in a higher weight division and won that one as well!
Lindsey and Abigail also achieved bronze medals for their individual poomsae.
Head coach, Kevin Donaldson said “all of the students trained together well and looked after each other as a team”. Parents thanked Mr Donaldson for his time and hard work. Scott and Ashley also volunteered as helpers on the day.
The five students who won gold medals (Tamzin, Ashley, Ryan, William and Abigail) have all secured a place to compete in Adelaide later this year. After their amazing results in 2013 at the STA National Championships in Melbourne, the Tans Taekwondo Ipswich students have kicked off 2014 in a similar vein.
Fundraising efforts by our club this year, will support our coach and students to attend the STA National Championships in Adelaide (5-7 December), as well as help to buy new TKD equipment for all students. If you have ideas for fundraising (which you can help to make happen), please talk to Kevin Donaldson, or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org – we are currently looking for prize donations to run a raffle at the next Taekwondo Ipswich grading.
If you’re interested in learning how to spar or participate in competitions, please let Mr Donaldson know.