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ANDI (ANDREA) SMITH
“Just to make it through the selection process to get onto the Australian team has been a long, hard road,” Andrea says. “There have been many long hours of training, close attention to diet and the juggling act with family life.” Andrea is delighted to have been named as the Female Team Captain for London 2013, while the Male Team Captain is Townsville’s senior instructor, and 6th Dan, Nigel Paul. Nigel’s daughter Susan (16) is also on the team and is currently completing Year 12 at St Margret Mary’s College. In the lead-up to the World Championships, Australia’s national team coach Scott Bower has travelled to Townsville. It’s a welcome return North for Scott who, although he works and lives in Canberra, is Townsville born and bred. “He was the first Australian to ever win gold at the ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships, held in Rimini, Italy 2001,” Andrea says. “We are very privileged to have him coach us.”
76 DUO MAGAZINE JUNE 2013 duomagazine.com.au
BACK OUR TEAM To remain competitive, our talented taekwon-do practitioners need to travel all around Australia to compete in tournaments. Now they’ve made us proud with national selection, we need to get behind our team and show them that they have our support. If you’d like to chip in to the team’s London travel fund with a donation or sponsorship, please contact Nigel Paul on 0428 280 670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CONNECT ONLINE Authentic Taekwon-do Townsville www.tkd-townsville.com Australian National Team Coach Scott Bower www.tkd-canberra.com.au Grand Master Hwang Kwang Sung unified-itf.com/wp/taekwondo/about-grand-master-hwang
Published on May 31, 2013
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