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family NICHOLE DORAN

BRENDAN MUDGE

ALEISHA SMITH

“THERE HAVE BEEN MANY LONG HOURS OF TRAINING, CLOSE ATTENTION TO DIET AND THE JUGGLING ACT WITH FAMILY LIFE.”

ANDREA SMITH

THE 25-STRONG National ITF Taekwon-Do team is a mixed team from all over Australia. But it has a distinctly Townsville flavour with an impressive seven local participants. “I am pleased to say four out of the seven of us are woman,” says national finalist Mrs Andrea Smith. “It’s something we ladies are most proud of!” Andrea’s fellow Townsville teammates are her daughter Aliesha Smith, Susan Paul, Nichole Doran, Nigel Paul, Ben Hetherington and Dr Brendan Mudge. Also from Townsville are the official Australian umpire Mr Alf Giarruso and assistant coach Peter Wolstencroft. Heading to the championships with her 14-year-old daughter Aleisha, Andrea couldn’t be more proud. “Aliesha only achieved her black belt a couple of months before the Australian team selections, so it’s very exciting,” Andrea says. A ‘5th Dan’, Andrea was graded last year by Grand Master Hwang Kwang Sung, one of five original Grand Masters.

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