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ANNUAL REPORT   2011-­‐2012    

THE  COMPANY’S  REPORT   TO  MEMBERS  ON  THE     ACTIVITIES  OF  THE  YEAR ANNUAL REPORT OF TAEKWONDO AUSTRALIA LTD - ACN 139 237 522  


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        ©  Taekwondo  Australia  2012     This  work  is  copyright.  Apart  from  any  users  under  the  copyright  Act  1968,  no  part  of  this  publication  may  be  reproduced  by  any  process  without   written  permission  from  Taekwondo  Australia.     For  enquiries  and  feedback  on  this  Annual  Report  2011-­‐2012  please  contact:   Chief  Executive  Officer   Phone:  +61  419  816  252   Email:  ceo@taekwondoaustralia.com.au   Website:  www.taekwondoaustralia.com.au    

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CHAIRMAN’S FOREWORD 2012 has been another successful year for Taekwondo Australia. We have spent time and resources successfully developing new initiatives and further refining established programs. Our member states facilitated numerous successful seminars, competitions and other related activities for their members throughout the year. With the championships fast approaching it also seems to be heading for great success with over to 1,600 entries for the new Festival/National format. The year started with the WTF’s Grand Master Kim presenting International Poomsae standardisation seminars around the country in January. Master Kim held separate seminars for Head Instructors, Club Instructors, Coaches and Athletes. The development program received a double dose of international excellence on our shores with Grand Master Ky Tu Dang, former world champion, presenting very well attended poomsae, sparring and self defence seminars right across Australia as well. Many athletes have travelled across Australia and the world this year developing and further honing their skills. The TAPS system is working very well; top-level athletes now travel on a regular basis from state to state in their endeavour to gain valuable experience and win more funding points. International trips were started with great success starting with a team of around 100 members attending the US Open in February. Teams were also sent to the Korean Open, Belgium Open, International University Games, and just recently the International Hanmadang Festival. Congratulations to all those that participated and assisted and a special congratulations to all those that medalled. You have done yourself and Australia proud. All states have now conducted most of their official certification seminars for the year with only a few still to be held. TA now has many more new Poomsae and Sparring Judges, Referees and Coaches. Congratulations to all these members for their continued dedication for their personal development as well as that of Taekwondo as a whole. TA continues to develop our international networks and we have held many fruitful talks with other International Taekwondo bodies. We have successfully secured further opportunities for members this year and next. Attendance to several international Opens have now been secured and training camps organised. We are currently finalising travel arrangements for some International Olympic athletes and World Champions to tour Australia next year. TA is currently liaising with authorities to establish a funding plan for several possible future international events to be held in Australia. We are also progressing a variety of funding initiatives for programs and individuals. Despite the current climate of unrest in Australia surrounding Sport Taekwondo, TA numbers are little affected. Sport athlete registration is healthy and numbers are similar to last year. There has been some leakage, which has now stopped, due to STA policies which insist that our people must give up TA membership in order to participate in selection events. This is not acceptable to TA and our members and is something TA is currently resolving through high level talks with other parties who also wish the matter to be resolved for all Australian Taekwondo practitioners. We can take heart that this issue will be resolved soon and I look forward to another productive year ahead.  

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT Taekwondo Australia continues to be a very strong and vibrant progressive sporting organisation and we have been able to provide sustainable levels of martial art and sports related activities, tournament and event seminars that are world class and strongly attended by the aspiring Australian taekwondo community. TA conducted itself as a member driven organisation that is progressive, open, fair and transparent. Further improving our governance tools and structures including By Laws, policies and procedures. This has not gone unnoticed or ignored by the Australian sporting authorities. During the year the organisation has cemented its position with Kukkiwon and maintains open channels of communication with the WTF. We are also working with the ASC towards achieving more support for athletes. We have increased and fine tuned our programs and events and continue to provide support for members wishing to enter international competitions. I believe that we have laid the foundations upon which we can build a stronger organisation worthy of recognition in the near future and one that may continue to provide support and opportunities for its members. Over the past year we have worked hard to maintain strong relationships with international Taekwondo bodies and associations. This concluded after very fruitful negotiations with Kukkiwon in the establishment of a Memorandum Of Understanding between our two organisations. The immediate benefit for members is the continued access to Kukkiwon accreditations for our Black Belts. In addition, we have agreed to several reciprocal arrangements which will see our members have access to Kukkiwon hosted events and visitations by their leading instructors to Australia. As the ‘Heart Of Taekwondo’, Kukkiwon is an alignment that we proud to have achieved. I am also heartened that internationally, Taekwondo Australia continues to remain a recognised and respected association and I have received numerous statements of continued support, and importantly, invitations to international events and training programs. This is a testament of the high regard that this organisation is held in and hopefully in 2012/13 we will see these arrangements bear fruits for our members. It is my strong belief that as long as we always remember, that the sport of Taekwondo in all of its forms is forged on the traditions and respect of the martial art itself, and that we accordingly conduct ourselves with humility and dignity, Taekwondo Australia will continue to be the association of choice for both recreational and competitive Taekwondo Practitioners. Finally, I openly thank the members of the Board, the committees, state divisions and all our contractors and volunteers for their tireless efforts and outright commitment to Taekwondo Australia. I would also like to express my appreciation to our members for their support, loyalty and the confidence that they have shown in our Association, and I look forward to being able to close off next year’s report with the acknowledgement that we have made some significant gains with our national and international sporting bodies and that these have delivered sustainable and valued services to our members.

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OPERATIONS REPORT Member registrations for the financial year ended totalled 15,152, which is down in comparison to the previous year’s 18,155 registrations. This is a reflection of the problems troubling taekwondo in this country, but happily, our statistics for the current calendar year indicate that this leakage has been significantly stemmed to around 8% and are currently on track to be close to break even by year’s end. Despite this, the Company has been able to maintain a strong financial position and has continued to provide first class administrative and member services, and the delivery of our valued sports and technical programs. Our front-line Administration Office has provided exceptional member services and has exceeded its Key Performance Indicators with on average membership renewals being turned around within 2-3 days. Likewise with Kukkiwon certificates after some initial processing issues in Korea, are being processed well within the month. These are services are something that members should be proud of as we know of no other Australian martial arts organisation that has such an enviable record. For this, the Company is indebted to Angela Eagling for her meticulous management of the office. Our online web based systems are what underpinned our interaction with members and club instructors. The Online Membership and Registration system is central to the delivery of expedient membership services, and increasingly the registration for competitions, seminars, workshops and training camps and a major component of this is the secure online payment gateway which takes in excess of 3,000 transactions annually and totalling almost $400,000. Due to our volumes we have successfully negotiated a 2-year contract with the gateway provider, eWay, which now includes 10% discounted transaction fees. While not all members choose to utilise the online payment system, it is our preferred method for transacting payments as it significantly reduces our operational overheads. For club owners the reciprocal benefit is that the system emails out transaction receipts and maintains at a club level the necessary financial information to complete tax returns. All this financial information, plus club student registration information dating back to 2004 is securely available from the online database. During the year Taekwondo Australia cemented its relationship with the Kukkiwon and signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) between the two organisations. To qualify for an MOU organisations need to meet a set of strict criteria and many countries have now signed similar agreements in place. There are many member benefits which arise from the MOU including; access to Kukkiwon certificates at very favourable rates; recommendation of candidates for special Dan Promotion Tests; access to Kukkiwon education and training programs; participation at the World Taekwondo Hanmadang and allied instructor seminars and Taekwondo exchange programs. Initially the MOU was for a period 12 months with further extension being granted subject to TA having satisfactory completed its obligations during the initial period. Happily Kukkiwon has granted the extension. One of our new member communication initiatives during the year was the development of the monthly eNews, which has a wide circulation of around 6,800 email addresses. These include clubs, member subscribers, sports authorities, sponsors, media channels and international federations. Our service providers have advised us that the eNews hit rate is one of the highest in the industry and this has allowed TA to use it as a marketing tool to gain a wider range of sponsorships and supporters. Going forward we will be pursuing other social media facilities such as Facebook and Twitter to further broaden our information dissemination.

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We were pleased during the year to announce that Scorpion Martial Arts Supplies, Mac1 and MediPro had come on board as supporters. Along with our major sponsor, Jols Martial Arts, these organisations have provided a valuable service and support to Taekwondo Australia and have enabled us to reduce direct costs to our members. Several other sponsorship initiatives are under negotiation and will hopefully materialise in the coming year. During 2011/12 we have actively pursued the delivery of quality training camps, seminars and workshops by eminently qualified international and national presenters. These in the majority of cases have been delivered to members at near cost prices, and in some instances below cost. These have included:

Sparring training camp in Melbourne and Sydney covering PSS practical training, sports psychology and sports science by Belgium’s national coach Rudy Pilgrims, Professor Ian Snape and Dr Raul Landeo. A six-day instructor training seminar and poomsae training camp held in Melbourne and an abridged one-day course in Sydney by Grand Master Kyung Chan Kim. Coaches attended these free of charge. Poomsae, Sparring and Self Defence seminars in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Canberra by internationally acclaimed Grand Master Ky Tu Dang. Instructors attended these free of charge. Poomsae Judging and Training Course in Melbourne by Masters Russell Wood, Robert Schembri and Julius Burai.

The Taekwondo Australia Points System TAPS continues to be our central policy governing the development of poomsae and sparring athletes. TAPS objectively ranks athletes likely to achieve podium performances at international events, and to provide pathway processes for the athletes and coaches aspiring to these levels. During the year TAPS provided almost $90,000 to fund both poomsae and sparring athletes and coaches to attend the following events; Korean Open, World Taekwondo Hanmadang, PSS Sparring Training Camp, US Open, Belgium Open and the World University Championships - Universiade. The following is the record of Board meetings during 2011/12, noting that only five of the six elected positions were filled due to the resignation of Ms Marianne Barker in March 2011 for family reasons. The Board elected to fill the vacancy at the 2011/12 elections. During the period there were six meetings of the Board comprising five face-to-face meetings and one telephone conference meeting.

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modern sport, traditional values Director Agapitos  Arafas   Danny  Crkvencic   Ivan  Haschynski   Rob  Ferguson   Greg  Griffin   Hassan  Iskandar   John  Redgrove   Lydia  Zakkas  

Pre 2011  AGM   Position     Appointed  Director   Chairman   Vice-­‐Chairman   Appointed  Director   Appointed  Director   President   Elected  Director   Elected  Director  

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Post 2011  AGM   Position   Appointed  Director   Chairman   Vice-­‐Chairman   Appointed  Director   Appointed  Director   President   Elected  Director   Elected  Director  

Scheduled Mtgs   Attended   5/6   6/6   6/6   4/6   4/6   5/6   5/6   4/6  

In November 2012, the Board confirmed the re-appointment of Director Greg Griffin for a further two years to ensure that it had the available legal, company management and sports management expertise.  

During the course of the year several initiatives arising from the Strategic Plan 2011-2014 were commenced or implemented: Key Result  Area   Management   Initiative  1.4   Management   Initiative  1.5  

Management Initiative  1.8  

Strategy   Build  membership  database  to  provide   informed  marketing  campaigns   Market  based  communications  that  are   developed  by  co-­‐designing  key  messages   with  the  taekwondo  community  eg  Head   Instructors,  Parents,  Athletes,  officials.   Make  better  use  of  RSS  feeds  to  direct   members  to  the  official  Taekwondo   Australia  website   Maintain  and  build  strategic  partnerships  eg   with  Australian  Sports  Commission,  Sports   Minister,  Australian  Olympic  Committee,   International  Olympic  Committee,  World   Taekwondo  Federation,  Kukkiwon,   European  Taekwondo  Union  

Management Initiative  1.9  

Provide support  for  states  to  embody   uniform  constitution  model  that  links   nationally.  

Management Initiative  1.10  

Develop a  Memorandum  Of  Understanding   between  the  Taekwondo  Australia  Board   and  the  states  to  govern  obligations.  

Management Initiative  1.11  

Within the  parameters  of  the  Privacy  Act   provide  States  with  access  to  member   information  to  enable  them  to  fulfil  their   constitutional  obligations  and  submit   requests  or  government  funding   requirements.   Amend  Taekwondo  Australia  member   registration  system  to  connect  membership   to  State  as  well  as  Club.  Ensure  that  a   contract  exists  via  a  transaction,  between   the  member  and  the  state.  

Management Initiative  1.12  

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Delivery eNews  implemented  utilising   membership  database   eNews  implemented  with  wide   distribution  to  sports  authorities,   national  and  international  sports   federations,  sponsors  and  media   channels.  

Status Achieved   Achieved  

Grand Master  Yang  appointed  as   Achieved   ‘Korean  Ambassador’  to  strengthen   links  with  Korean  based   associations;  Key  lines  of   communications  with  sports   authorities  established  and   maintained.   Model  constitution  developed  for   In  Progress   states  and  implementation   commenced  with  South  Australian   Division  adopting.   Memorandum  Of  Understanding   In  Progress   developed  and  implementation   commenced  with  South  Australian   Division  adopting.   Soft  copies  of  relevant  membership   Achieved   database  information  distributed   to  state  divisions.  Specifications   prepared  to  enable  states  to  access   information  online.     Membership  By-­‐Law  enacted   linking  national  and  state   memberships.  

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modern sport, traditional values Key Result  Area   Management     Initiative  1.13   High  Performance     Initiative  2.1  

High Performance   Initiative  2.5  

High Performance   Initiative  2.6  

High Performance   Initiative  2.8  

Participation and   Development   Initiative  3.1   Values  Based   Community   Initiative  4.3    

Values Based   Community   Initiative  4.5   Top  10  Sport   Initiative  5.2  

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Strategy   Provide  financial  support  to  States  for   Sports  Development.  E.g.  fees  could  be   derived  from  the  fee  collected.   Develop  international  medal  winning   athletes.  Implement  Olympic  pathway   program  specifying  the  funded  programs   and  commitments  to  develop  our  athletes   through  international  competition  and   training  intensives.   Apply  centrally  coordinated  innovative  and   diverse  talent  identification  methods  to   identify,  recruit  and  mange  talented   athletes  in  a  state  based  talent   identification  program  structure  with   national  aims   Provide  effective  leadership  of  all  high   performance  programs  through  the   National  Sports  Sparring  Plan  under  the   direction  of  the  Director  Sports   Management   Provide  development  opportunities  to   targeted  coaches,  referees  and  judges  who   demonstrate  targeted  characteristics  and   skills.   Leverage  our  event  management  skills  to   increase  membership  by  running   taekwondo  festivals  and  non-­‐competition   driven  events.   Build  relationships  by  improving  the   visibility  and  value  of  the  TA  Board  and   state  committees  by  travelling  to  TA  events   and  actively  engaging  with  the  taekwondo   community  includes  athletes,  coaches,   officials,  instructors,  volunteers,  parents,   sponsors,  suppliers  

Strengthen relationships  with  the  State   Boards  

Delivery State  memberships  levies  paid.  

Status Achieved  

Strategy modified  given  the  current   Achieved   state  of  Australian  Taekwondo.   Initiative  delivery  through  TAPS   with  funded  programs  developing   athletes  via  domestic  training   camps,  seminars  and  targeted   international  competitions.       Strategy  modified  due  to  states’   In  Progress   inability  to  implement  programs.   TAPS  modified  to  include  juniors   (14-­‐17yrs)  in  development   program.     National  Sports  Sparring  Plan   developed  under  the  steerage  of   the  National  Sports  Committee  and   funded  through  the  TAPS  program.  

Achieved

Sports seminars  and  training  camps   In  Progress   held  and  identified  coaches  funded   to  attend  international  events.   Australian  Taekwondo  Festival   developed  and  sponsored  through   high  profile  organisations.  

In Progress  

Board instituted  scheduled   meetings  in  the  various  states  over   a  2  year  period.  State  executives   are  invited  to  these  meetings  to   discuss  state  issues  with  the  Board.   To  date  meetings  have  been   scheduled  with  Tasmanian,   Queensland  and  New  South  Wales   executives.   As  Above  

In Progress  

Explore possibility  of  establishing  links   Board  level  working  party   between  other  taekwondo  associations  (ITF,   established  to  forge  links  with   Rhees  etc)  and  national  taekwondo   other  taekwondo  associations   associations  

In progress  

In Progress  

In closing I express my sincere appreciation of our volunteers, committees, contractors and our state divisions who work tirelessly and with passion for this organisation. Without a doubt, Taekwondo Australia is blessed to have such talented and dedicated people whose sole passion lies not in politics, but in ensuring that taekwondo is seen as the martial art and sport of choice for generations to come. They make the difference and that is what differentiates us from other organisations.

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ADMINISTRATION REPORT The Administration Office continues its primary function in the provisioning of high quality, customer focused outcomes for our members. The office remains busy and if anything continues to get busier every year. Instructors’ use of the Online Registration System continues to grow with many finding the service convenient and providing a resource that supports a tangible benefit in administration at club level. Our Key Performance Indicators show that in 95% of cases Instructors will receive their students’ registration cards within 2-3 days of requesting them through the online system. The processing of Kukkiwon and National Dan Certificates also continues to grow. Administration is focused on ensuring all certificates are processed and returned to instructors with the fastest possible turn around time, and we continue to work closely with the Kukkiwon, streamlining processes wherever possible to improve turn around times.

There have been many Coaching, Referee and Poomsae Judge courses run across Australia through out this financial year and we congratulate all those members who have aspired to and received this Course Qualification. We continue to enjoy a substantial amount of encouragement and support from instructors and we pass on our thanks to all members who interface with us throughout the year and look forward to the challenges that the ensuing 12 months will bring.

EVENTS MANAGEMENT REPORT Our prime event for 2011 was the Australian Open. It was a great success with attendance of competitors from around Australia and overseas. As we again hosted the event in Canberra we had a great turnout of competitors for 2012. We had the honor of secured Homebush, Sydney the venue for 2012. The AIS stadium is one arena that suits all our needs for managing and staging such a large competition providing excellent facilities for competitors, officials and spectators. We have come to realise we need to look after all elements to ensure a safe and enjoyable competition for all who attend. The Event Management Committee has made improvements to the operational structure of the event. It has improved the management and administration of the competition, providing online entries and online registrations for volunteers and officials. While we did have a few teething problems we were able to solve them very quickly. We also have invested in large format LCD screens to enable us to keep coaches and players updated on the progress of the competition; to assist with marshaling players and display pertinent information to spectators.

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The Sparring and the Technical events again demonstrate why Taekwondo is at the forefront of martial arts competitions, the technical event on Thursday and Friday received standing applause for the spectacular effort the competitors had put in their routines. The sparring was of a high level over the two days and provided a place for competitors to demonstrate and hone their skills. A big congratulations to all athletes for their effort towards their performance for all events. The Committee would like to thank Jols for their sponsorship and generosity of the event, also Sara Guevara for her organisation of masseuses and physiotherapists to support and assist our TA Doctor Joe Tamer during the event. I would like to congratulate the ACT host club Impact Taekwondo, Michael Griffiths and all the volunteers and officials as without them we could not stage and manage an event of this size and complexity. Their help was instrumental in making the 2011 competition a memorable event. It takes a lot of hard work, commitment and communication to make the event so successful. Again on behalf of the Event Management Committee thank you for your efforts.

TECHNICAL COMMITTEE REPORT The year started with a bang with Grand Master Kyung Chan Kim running a series of seminars including three seminars in Melbourne during January, hosted by Frank DePasquale. This series included: • A one day seminar for Head Instructors, bringing them up to date with the latest changes in Poomsae, and demonstrating numerous drills for developing technique. This was provided at no cost to instructors. • A two-day Athlete Camp, which drilled the students in basic technique, but also taught all of the required patterns for International competition. • A three-day Camp for Coaches and Instructors of Sport Poomsae. This included the new judging rules for 2012, as well as an introduction to the new creative poomsae to music and demonstration competitions, that will be introduced at this year’s world championships. The coaches were not only taught the patterns, but also taught how to teach them. Members from six states attended the program in Melbourne. Following this Mr Kim ran a one day ‘mixed’ seminar in Sydney, for many members that were unable to attend the Melbourne program. The next item on the Technical Agenda was the 2012 US Open where we had over thirty members compete in this event, with some outstanding successes, including: • Gold-Junior Girls Team (Jessica, Chelsea and Carla) • Silver-Dale Bryce (Individual), Senior Pairs (Melissa and Grant), Senior Men’s Team (Ben, Shane and Dervis) • Bronze-Carla DePasquale (individual), Senior Ladies Team (Bronwyn, Anita and Pat), Senior Men’s Team (Grant, Dale and Richard). It was interesting to see the success of our teams, particularly the men’s teams, that came from a total of four states, but were able to jell, partly due to being able to train with Mr Kim in Melbourne.

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TAPS   The format for the TAPS program has been revised, and now each state is running their own TAPS events, which are attracting members from other states to attend a variety of competitions. This is improving the standard of all competitions, as well as the experience for individual competitors. TAPS funding has helped our members attend the Hanmadang, US Open and the World University Games.  

Poomsae  Judge  Training  

Over 70 members attended the Poomsae Judges Course held in Melbourne on Sunday 29 April 2012. 37 judges renewed their qualifications, and 18 new judges were inducted. In addition, 12 junior members attend for the opportunity to update their poomsae knowledge.

Six states were represented, being Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory. The Technical Delegates and Presenters from five States were also present, including Masters: Suk Woo Ko (NSW), Chris Blight (Qld), Kim Seng (WA), Dang Nguyen (SA), Greg Butterworth, Cheri and David Ottway (Victoria) Annette Buss (WA) and Ben Flinn (Qld). John Redgrove (Tas) who holds the Board's Technical portfolio was also in attendance.   The course was presented by Masters: Russell Wood, Julius Burai, Robert Schembri and David Atkinson. Master Ko provided an insight into the meaning of Poomsae, as well as an explanation of the requirements for Presentation scores in Poomsae.

World  University  Games     TA was represented at the World University Games by several athletes, in both Technical and Sparring. Many thanks to our sponsor, JOLS for agreeing to outfit the team with adidas doboks. Technical Sport was represented by: Katelyn Bugden (ACU/VIC), as well as Ewen and Keane Lee (ANU/ACT).

Grand  Master  Ky-­‐Tu  Dang     Also visited Australia in May, and ran seminars in Victoria, ACT, South Australia and Queensland with over 280 members being able to access Ky-Tu’s expertise. Not only is Ky-Tu a World Poomsae Champion, but he is also the European Technical Director.

Technical  Selection  Event   As the Kukkiwon have moved the Hanmadang to late August, we were unable to use our National Championships as a selection event, as planned. Therefore we ran a selection competition in Melbourne in June, selecting athletes for Poomsae and Kyokpa. We are also looking to take a team to the Korean Open in late October base on the results of the selections.  

Australian  Taekwondo  Festival  

The National Technical Committee is delighted with TA’s decision to expand the technical program for this year, particularly the introduction of the Australian Taekwondo Festival. The purchase from Korea of a Board Holding machine to facilitate the ‘power kick’ event and the change to colour belt poomsae by using the 1 on 1 ‘flag’ scoring format should make this event more exciting than ever.

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NATIONAL SPORTS COMMITTEE The National Sports Committee (NSC) implemented its 2012 Sports Development Program during the year, which is underpinned through funding via the Taekwondo Australia Points System (TAPS) program. This saw a record number of athletes attend international competitions, which included: • • •

2012 US Open – Las Vegas, USA 2012 Belgium Open 2012 Universiade China

Further to maximise the development of our athletes a Training Camp was held for 80 TAPS athletes, and their coaches, to develop and hone their skills in the use of the Daedo PSS systems for which we were fortunate enough to secure the services of Belgium’s National Coach, Mr Rudy Pilgrims. The camp also included short lectures on strengthening and conditioning, body mechanics and human movement by our Sports Education and Development Manager, Dr Raul Landeo. In addition, Professor Ian Snape conducted short lectures on sports psychology. During the course of the year it became evident that the states were finding it very difficult to implement their junior development programs to identify talented athletes at this level due to availability of funds and other resources. This was one of the cornerstones as envisaged in the original TAPS policy and strategised in the 2012-14 Strategic Plan.

As a result the NSC recommended to the Board that the TAPS policy be revised to include Junior Sports Development and that funding considerations be included. Happily the Board endorsed the policy change and approved the awarding of TAPS points at national, state and international targeted competitions with the 2012 Australian National Championships being the ‘kick off’ event. The 2012 also saw our largest international team in recent years compete at the US Open with in excess of 100 competitors and staff, which comprised Team Managers, fourteen Coaches, Team Doctor, Team Physiotherapist and Team Sports Psychologist. The team was the fourth largest at the event behind the US, Canada and Mexico and received the Sportsmanship Award from the organising committee for its professionalism and conduct. The NSC would also like to acknowledge the generosity of TA’s sponsors JOLS Martial Arts for the out fitting of all our teams with tracksuits, doboks, belts and polo shirts and Medipro for the supply of sports tape and products. The success of TAPS should not be under estimated as it has now encouraged more athletes to travel interstate and compete at state based TAPS events in order to gain better points. This has culminated in the development of higher-class athletes through stronger competition experience and it is envisaged that with the change in the TAPS policy, that this will now transcend to the all important junior athletes as well.

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In addition, the NSC currently is currently developing the 2013 Sports Development Program, which provides athletes with an opportunity to gain experience in the both sport domestically and internationally by: • • • • • •

Providing pathways for athletes at every level Providing competitions and activities for athletes at every level Providing funding for athletes at most levels Alignment with the National Referee Committee Alignment with the Events Management Committee Where possible, alignment with the National Technical Committee

It is envisaged that the program will be finalised in late 2012.

SPORTS EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT Background The Sports Education and Development Unit has as a main aim to provide pathways for coaches to upgrade their knowledge skill set to assist them to maintain and improve their coaching and Taekwondo teaching ability. These pathways are to be made available in the form of coaching seminars, coaching qualification courses and specialist sessions covering aspects of coaching and coaching aids. Summary of Activities in 2011-2012 A full day theoretical and practical coaching seminar was presented in the Northern Territory in April 2012. The seminar was oriented to Level 0 coaches. A total of 12 taekwondo instructors attended. The seminar expenses were funded through Taekwondo Australia’s Remote Region Assistance Program, which financially supports regions like the Northern Territory to gain access to seminars and competitions. The coaching education and resulting accreditation process is undergoing a significant review. It is the view of this unit the current scheme does not adequately cater for the needs of a progressive approach to Taekwondo coaching and teaching. A generic proposal embracing the main directions of this review was submitted to the CEO for comment. The Board indicated that the general direction proposed is what the Association would like to see achieved in the medium to long term. As such a number of strategically designed steps need to be implemented to achieve this, and in particular discussion forums with member coaches. At the time of writing a new proposal is being developed aiming at achieving the professionalisation of Taekwondo coaching in Australia in a two to three year term. This is therefore what will guide future actions.

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State Activity Reports Over the  past  year  ACT  Taekwondo  has  gone  through  tremendous  growth.  The  results  show  in  the   outstanding   achievements   earned   by   members   in   the   ACT   Taekwondo   family.   Members   of   ACT   Taekwondo   have   contributed   to   both   their   own   and   the   territory’s   development   through   participating   in   a   diverse   range   of   state,   national   and   international   competitions,   seminars,   officiating  courses  and  fundraising  events.     As  a  part  of  the  continually  improving  attitude  adopted  by  ACT  Taekwondo,  a  squad  of  ACT  Athletes   and   Coaches   attended   the   Master   Kim   Poomsae   Seminar   in   Melbourne  from   the   20–25   January  earlier   this   year.   Our   members   found   the   seminar   an   extremely   valuable   experience   and   upon   their   return   they   passed   on   their   newfound   knowledge   to   the   remaining   ACT   Taekwondo   members.   Seminars   that   were   held   in   Canberra   were   the  Master   Ky-­‐Tu   Dang   Seminar,  Poomsae   Judges  Course,  Nationals  Poomsae  Training  Seminar  with  Master  Greg  Butterworth.       Our   members   have   competed   and   officiated   at   many   events   this   year.     We   ran   the   National   Championships   in   2011   successfully   as   well   as   the   2012   ACT   Cool   Climate   Classic   with   over   450   entries.  Continuous   exposure   to   high-­‐level   activities   has   only   added   to   the   knowledge   and   confidence   of   our   members   and   allows   them   to   pass   that   experience   to   other   states   as   well   as   securing  a  brighter  future  for  the  wider  Australian  Taekwondo  community.       National  competitions  attended  by  ACT  Taekwondo     • VIC  Moomba  Open   • NSW  Autumn   • VIC  Selections     • Blue  Mountains  Comp     • ACT  Cool  Climate  Classic   • NSW  Winter   • Nowra       We  are  pleased  to  report  that  our  development  initiatives  and  programs  are  highly  successful.  ACT   TKD  has  many  athletes  ranked  high  in  the  Taekwondo  Australia  Points  System.   A   special   congratulations   to   our   sparring   athletes   who   have   achieved  5   positions   in   the   top   20   individual  taps  points.   Our  females  are  going  particularly  well  with  5  in  the  top  10  and  8  in  the  top  20.     ACT   TKD   State   development   squad   training   for   both   Poomsae   and   Sparring   disciplines   started   in   early  January  to  prepare  athletes  for  state  national  and  international  competitions  this  year.     ACT   TKD   had   athletes   selected   to   represent   at   many   international   competitions   such   as   US   open,   Belgium  open,  Hanmadang,  University  games  and  Korean  open.     Congratulations  to  Belinda  Luff  for  winning  an  international  medal.  Belinda  won  a  Bronze  medal  at   the  US  open  in  February  in  a  highly  contested  division.  

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  In   summary   we   have   more   members   participating   in   more   activities   and   at   a   higher   success   rate   than   ever   before.   A   sure   sign   that   all   involved   support   and   enjoy   the   programs   ACT   Taekwondo   has   to  offer.    

South Australia   has   had   an   interesting   12   months   starting   with   the   election   of   a   new   look   committee.  While  a  couple  of  faces  remain  the  same,  namely  Alan  Cheng,  (Secretary  General)  and   Mark  Rundle,  (Treasurer),  there  has  been  a  changing  of  the  guard  with  others.  Mike  Ellbourn  was   elected   as   President,   Ruth   Rowe   as   Vice-­‐President   and   Dang   Nguyen   as   State   Technical   Director.   Paul  Cooper  remains  as  the  Tournament  Director  and  Alan  Cheng  as  State  Team  Manager.   April  saw  a  visit  and  seminar  conducted  by  GM  Ky  Tu  Dang.  The  seminar  was  very  well  received  with   participant   numbers   of   approximately   120   students.   GM   Dang   conducted   the   training   to   include   many   and   varied   warm-­‐up   exercises,   Poomsae   and   Self   Defence,   and   then   finished   the   session   with   competition  sparring  drills  and  techniques.   The   split   between   TA   and   STA   has   caused   a   divide   with   some   of   the   long   established   and   large   member-­‐based   clubs   making   a   move   over   to   STA.   This   has   created   an   issue   for   us   (and   no   doubt   every  other  state),  whereby  competitor  numbers  have  declined.  In  an  attempt  to  counter  this,  SA   held  its  inaugural  ‘Adelaide  Open’  in  May,  2012  and  was  able  to  attract  interest  from  a  number  of   interstate  clubs,  namely  Vic  and  NSW.  This  was  also  a  TAPS  event.  Because  of  this,  our  participation     numbers  were  reasonably  strong  and  the  event  was  a  success.  Unfortunately  the  same  cannot  be   said   for   the   State   Selection   qualifying   event   held   in   July,   2012   where   Poomsae   competitors   out-­‐ numbered   sparring.   With   an   introduction   and   strong   push   towards   novice   events   at   our   Open   tournaments   this   year,   hopefully   in   the   future   this   situation   will   turn   around   by   attracting   more   sparring   competitors,   making   it   a   more   enjoyable   experience,   rather   than   throwing   them   in   the   deep  end.   Our  State-­‐based  training  sessions  are  still  popular  and  well  received  with  large  numbers  always  in   attendance.  They  are  held  monthly  and  are  an  invitation  to  all  TA  members.   Two  coaching  seminars  were  held  last  financial  year,  but  none  have  been  planned  for  this  year  as   yet,  due  to  lack  of  demand,  which  is  somewhat  disappointing.    Only  one  Referee  Seminar  was  held  this  financial  year,  and  while  numbers  were  at  a  minimum  to   run  the  course,  those  who  participated  were  enthusiastic  and  it  was  also  pleasing  to  see  a  number   of  those  who  qualified  offering  their  services  at  the  State  Selections  which  followed.   Ideally,   it   would   be   good   to   encourage   all   Head   Instructors   to   have   their   seniors   do   these   Seminars,   so  that  we  have  a  good  supply  of  Coaches  available  at  championship  events  and  also  a  good  number   of  Referees.        

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Key  Achievements  in  2011   • 2011  Winter  (August)  Open  in  a  2-­‐day  format.   • Introduction  of  Fight  Night  Concept.   • The  Scoring  Systems  /  technical  gear  worked  at  all  competitions  with  zero  failures.   • Improved  experience  for  Black  Belt  athletes  –   • Repechage  system  has  given  developing  athletes  more  games.   • Centre  Court  concept  has  been  well  received.   • Introduction  of  electronic  body  protectors.   • Implemented  video  replay.     August  2011  NSW  Open  State  Championships   August  6-­‐7  August  2011.   It  was  a  monumental  two-­‐day  Taekwondo  bender.  Three  separate  events  over  two  days.     Saturday:  Technical  competition   Saturday  evening:  Fight  Night  Concept   Sunday:  Sparring  Competition.     Key  Statistics:   Sparring  495   Technical  279   Overall  Competition  Numbers  774     Sparring   numbers   equalled   our   previous   record   (set   August   2010)   and   the   Technical   competition   was  also  a  well-­‐attended  event.  We  attracted  more  interstate  guests  then  ever   before  with  9  clubs   in  attendance  from  Queensland,  Victoria  and  ACT.     Cage   construction   at   the   Sydney   Olympic   Park   complete.   All   equipment   has   been   moved.   The   Belmore  Storage  unit  is  empty  and  the  lease  is  being  terminated.     December  2011  NSW  Open  State  Championships   11  December  2011   Another  successful  event  was  run,  with  Assaf  Hobeika  recruiting  sufficient  referees  to  run  4  courts,   a  significant  achievement  especially  considering  the  holiday  period.  We  had  another  good  turn  out   from  our  volunteer  workforce.  The  Daedo  PSS  was  used  for  this  competition  however  the  vendor   failed  to  bring  Daedo  E-­‐Foot  protectors  to  the  venue.  These  matches  were  run  under  the  traditional   corner  judge  scoring  and  where  athletes  had  protectors  the  full  Daedo  EBP  system  was  used.     Equipment  failure  –  TV’s.  Some  our  old  TV’s  have  died.  We  currently  have  3  functioning  TV’s  (2  flat   screens  +  1  old  CRT).     Key  Statistics:   Sparring  243   Technical  169   Overall  Competition  Numbers  412     March  2012  NSW  Open  State  Championships   18  March  2012   Yet  another  significant  breakthrough  for  NSW  competition,  with  the  Daedo  PSS  system  being  used   to  full  effect  for  the  first  time.    

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  Another   good   turn   out   from   our   volunteer   workforce.   Our   referee   coverage   was   excellent.  Player   cards  were  introduced,  giving  athletes  a  quick  reference  to  help  them  know  their  game  numbers.   This   proof   of   concept   was   received   well   and   will   be   implemented   at   future   events.   The   new   LED   screens  worked  well  and  were  much  easier  to  handle  than  the  old  CRT  TV’s.     Several  teams  visited  from  interstate  and  we  are  also  seeing  more  clubs  and  coaches  ‘come  out  of   retirement’   and   sending   players   to   NSW   competitions.   We   had   40   clubs   in   attendance,   it   is   clear   that  majority  of  the  NSW  community  are  voting  with  their  feet.     Key  Statistics:   Sparring  329   Technical  103   Overall  Competition  Numbers  432     August  2012  NSW  Open  State  Championships   4-­‐5  August  2012     Open  Black  Belt  Challenge;  State  Poomsae  Championships  and  National  Selections;  State  Sparring   Championships  and  National  Selections     A   brilliant   weekend   of   Taekwondo   competition   was   delivered   to   the   members   at   a   very   high   standard,  with  3  separate  events  being  hosted  over  a  2-­‐day  competition  schedule.  More  than  that,   each  event  viewed  on  a  stand-­‐alone  basis  was  executed  to  new  levels  of  excellence.  For  Poomsae   competition,   the   introduction   of   iPad   scoring   and   crowd   facing   scoreboards   were   fantastic   and   much  appreciated  by  officials,  competitors  and  spectators  alike.     The  Open  Black  Belt  Challenge  was  marked  improvement  on  last  year’s  event,  with  the  introduction   of  the  Daedo  PSS  system  and  video  replay.  Moving  all  Open  Black  Belt  divisions  to  Saturday  was  the   right  move  and  the  athletes  put  on  a  great  show.    This  of  course  meant  another  innovation  for  our   members,   the   introduction   of   Daedo   PSS   for   14-­‐17   Years   Black   Belts,   as   well   as   video   replay,   run   using  the  Centre  Court  concept  on  Sunday.     Referee   coverage   was   excellent   and   all   events   ran   smoothly   with   no   complaints.   We   had   8   clubs   make  significant  contributions  on  the  volunteering  front,  which  was  encouraging.     Key  Statistics:   Sparring  378   Technical  241   Overall  Competition  Numbers  619     Statistics  –    Sparring  –  List  of  2011  Club  attendance  who  did  not  attend  in  2012   Irontiger  36   Global  28   Claymore  15   DOS  15   MUSA  11   UNSW  11   Ying  Yang  11   TTA  10  

KMA 9   All  Female  9   AAKTA  –  Black  Panther  8   Shield  5   TCoS  5   Ace  4   Lee’s  3   QLD  Rawlins  2   San  TKD  2   Fighting  Lyons  2   Hwarangdo  1   Caboolture  1   PMA  1  

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modern sport, traditional values   Calendar:   State  Training:   21  July  2012.     19  September  2012.  

Referee Seminar:  

15 July  2012.     2  September  2012  –   Training  for  National.     11  November  2012.    

TAEKWONDO Australia Poomsae Seminar:   11  March  2012  Colour   Belts  14+  Yrs.     22  July  2012   4th  Dan  and  above.  

Coaching Course:   TBA  –  September  2012.  

Next  Competition  Scheduled  for  9  December  2012  at  Sydney  Olympic  Park,  Homebush.

Committee Status   TANT  currently  has  14  active  committee  members  with  all  executive  positions  filled.       The   committee   has   continued   to   work   cohesively   and   a   number   of   initiatives   are   planned   for   the   2012  and  2013  (2012/2013)  financial  year  including:     • Interclub  Competitions;   • Interstate  competitions  between  associate  clubs  (Kununurra,  WA);   • Investigations  into  State  Based  High  Performance  Program;   • Grass  Roots  funding  from  NT  Government;     • Sponsorship  from  Territory  business’,  and   • Technical  and  training  seminars  (referee/coaching).     Finance  and  Sponsors   Financial  year  2011-­‐2012  (FY11/12)  was  another  relatively  quiet  year  with  limited  fund  raising  other   than  at  grading  and  the  NT  Championships.       The  NT  Championships  were  a  successful  event  that  managed  to  raise  a  significant  amount  of  funds   that   has   ensured   the   Associations’   finances   remain   in   a   healthy   condition.   TANT   also   has   secured   Sponsorship   from   Territory   Building   Supplies,   and   will   continue   to   seek   further   sponsorship   opportunities  with  reputable  Territory  wide  businesses  throughout  2012/2013.     Calendar  of  events   Unfortunately   due   to   changes   to   event   management   in   the   NT   the   association   was   not   approached   to   provide   demonstrations   at   community   events   such   as   the   Fred’s   Pass   Show   and   Palmerston   Festival.  With  the  introduction  of  the  new  Work  Health  Safety  Act  in  January  2012  many  community   events   are   likely   to   be   curtailed   and   high-­‐risk   activities   such   as   demonstrations   may   no   longer   be   held.        

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  Three  Interclub  sparring  competitions  were  held  by  the  club  that  holds  the  largest  membership  in   the   NT   (Ottway’s   Taekwondo).   These   events   have   given   the   student   exposure   to   regular   sparring   events   in   a   competitive   atmosphere.   These   events   have   also   proven   to   be   beneficial   to   those   students  who  chose  to  enter  into  the  NT  Championships.       The  2011  NT  Championships  in  September  saw  close  to  100  entrants  with  the  event  running  for  a   total   of   10   hours.   We   were   also   fortunate   enough   to   have   a   small   team   from   Kununurra   (WA)   compete  during  the  event  and  although  the  team  only  consisted  of  8  students  they  took  home  Gold   and  Silver  medals.       Other   achievements   in   FY   11/12   included   a   Coaching   Course   in   April   2012,   which   was   conducted   by   Dr  Raul  Landeo  and  supported  by  the  national  body  as  part  of  their  Remote  Assistance  Program.  We   have  also  been  holding  quarterly  Technical  Seminar/Poomsae  refresher  training  events.       Marketing   Marketing   efforts   continue   with   ongoing   sale   of   TANT   merchandise   such   as   T-­‐shirts   and   Polo   Shirts.   Additional   merchandise   such   as   caps,   bags   and   stubby   coolers   are   also   being   considered   but   will   be   subject   to   a   cost   benefit   analysis   as   reproduction   of   such   products   in   the   Northern   Territory   can   be   quite  expensive.  This  cost  coupled  with  the  small  market  makes  it  difficult  for  TANT  to  increase  its   income  from  these  types  of  initiatives.           Local   media   are   now   offering   free   community   announcements   on   radio   and   TV   and   TANT   will   be   investigating  their  use,  particularly  prior  to  events  such  as  the  NT  Championships.  The  TANT  website   has   continued   to   be   a   useful   resource   for   new   incoming   students   and   further   upgrades   to   the   website  are  planned  in  2012/2013.       State  Based  High  Performance  Program  (SBHPP)   As   reported   in   previous   years,   the   SBHPP   via   the   Northern   Territory   Institute   of   Sports   (NTIS)   is   extremely   cost   inhibitive   and   the   association   cannot   afford   to   support   a   full   program   in   accordance   with  TA’s  and  NTIS’  requirements.       However,  TANT  will  be  investigating  alternative  ‘grass  roots’  solutions  to  this  program.  This  is  likely   to  involve  selection  of  highly  talented  students  according  to  their  performance  throughout  the  year   and   in   particular   the   NT   Championships.   These   individuals   will   be   offered   tailored   coaching   and   mentoring   (one   on   one)   and,   subject   to   their   ongoing   performance   and   commitment,   will   be   considered   as   part   of   the   NT   team   that   we   are   planning   to   send   to   the   2013   Australian   National   Championships.

Taekwondo   Queensland   (TQ)   has   had   another   big   year   with   challenges   in   many   areas,   not   the   least   of  which  has  been  changes  in  membership  (which  have  been  significant  in  Queensland)  and  looming   potential   changes   in   funding   resulting   from   the   Queensland   political   change.     We   have,   however,   had  some  great  opportunities  for  our  athletes  and  officials  and  continue  to  have  the  support  of  a   sensational  group  of  volunteers.  

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TQ  members  have  strong  and  active  clubs,  though  not  many  fall  into  the  full-­‐time  centre  structure.     Our  participants  are  enthusiastic  and  interested  in  simply  getting  on  with  the  taekwondo!     Events   TQ  events  in  2012  are  in  a  transitional  phase  and  will  be  undertaking  a  full  structural  review  at  the   end   of   2012.     Participation   numbers   are   changing,   particularly   in   the   sparring   discipline   with   competition   in   2012   seeing   focus   on   young   sparers,   particularly   14-­‐17.     Athlete   participation   has   changed  significantly  from  black  belts  to  coloured  belts  as  our  clubs  continue  to  develop  their  future   stars.     Events  facilitated  by  Taekwondo  Queensland  during  the  2011/2012  year  include:     • 2011  University  Games  at  Gold  Coast   The   2011   event   saw   record   attendances   with   such   growth   that   TQ   needed   to   expand   our   courts   and   fly   in   additional   officials   to   supplement   our   personnel   because   of   the   weekday   requirements  of  the  Australian  University  Sport  organisation.    University  clubs  were  at  their   usual   supportive   best   (with   their   Uni   getting   bonuses   as   part   of   their   event   points   for   supporting  with  volunteering  jobs  the  incentive  is  there!)   • TQ  members  in  Australian  Police  Games  2011   A   small   number   of   eligible   members   took   part   in   the   2011   Australian   Police   Games   conducted  at  the  Queensland  Police  Academy  enjoying  an  interesting  experience.     • 2012  Queensland  Open  Championships   TQ’s   first   venture   into   TAPS   events   this   was   the   first   time   we   saw   the   impact   of   the   membership   changes   experienced   in   Queensland   this   year.     TQ   took   the   opportunity   to   sponsor   new   accreditations   for   referees   and   technical   judges   who   were   assisting   at   the   event  so  shifting  officials  had  less  impact  though  many  of  the  TQ  officials  continue  to  be  at  a   developing  level.    The  sponsored  accreditations  motivated  many  and  the  event  was  lauded   for   its   supportive   culture   on   the   day   with   many   commenting   about   how   friendly   and   supportive  the  clubs  were  of  each  other  and  of  the  officials.     The  event  also  saw  a  strong  fundraising  activity  on  behalf  of  the   Queensland  Cancer  Council  in  honour  of  the  two  high  profile  TQ   instructors  affected  by  cancer  in  the  last  year.    The  fundraiser  was,   naturally,  well  supported  and  saw  a  significant  donation  made  on  behalf   of  the  participants  of  taekwondo  in  Queensland.     • 2012  North  Queensland  Games   With,   again,   record   attendances   TQ   can   say   there   is   definitely   a   trend   for   increasing   participation   in   multi-­‐sport   events   involving   taekwondo.       The   NQ   Games   organisers   were   happy   to   have   TQ   conduct   the   event   in   Townsville   even   though   the   bulk   of   the   Games   activities  were  happening  in  Mackay.    TQ  chose  Townsville  due  to  the  strong  support  of  our   resident   member   club,   Advance   Taekwondo   under   Denise   Goodwin.     Over   80   competitors   is   a  great  result  establishing  a  record  for  a  Taekwondo  event  in  Townsville.    This  event  also  saw   a  significant  increase  in  non-­‐member  participants.    Non-­‐member  participants  included  both   non-­‐member  WTF-­‐styled  clubs  and  ITF  clubs  throughout  the  North.    TQ  supported  the  event   with  officials  from  the  south  as  well  as  local  recently  accredited  judges.   Page  17  


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2012  Queensland  Selection  Championships   With   numbers   significantly   changing   TQ   restructured   this   event   into   a   one   day   format   utilising   a   greater   space   within   our   regular   venue.     This   change   was   well   received   and   resulted  in  a  quicker  day  with  a  better  exposure  cross-­‐disciplines.     and  happening  soon!  -­‐  Pan  Pacs  again  at  Gold  Coast  Convention  Centre  in  November  2012   The   ‘Masters’   is   moving   the   taekwondo   to   the   first   weekend   of   the   games   which   should   result  in  all  athletes  receiving  full  gear  packs  from  the  Gold  Coast  Events  Management  and  a   different  culture  to  the  event  with  athletes  also  being  able  to  access  the  trade  show  and  a   different  range  of  entertainment,  including  the  opening  ceremony  and  party.  

Queensland  competitive  events  have  included  Athletes  with  Disability  divisions  in  poomsae  and  all   events   have   been   maintained   in   2011/12   as   open   to   all   taekwondo   participants,   irrespective   of   organisational  affiliations.     Non-­‐competition  events  and  projects  during  the  year  included:   • TQ  members  used  in  skilled  roles  in  the  production  of  a  film  -­‐  House  of  Cards  –  released  straight   to  DVD   • TQ  End  of  Year  Dinner  with  instructors,  officials  and  volunteers   • December  workshop  with  Pilgrims,  Landeo  and  Snape  joining  TA’s  arrangements   • Workshop  in  April  with  Ky-­‐Tu  Dang   • Workshop  series  in  July  with  Mu  Yen  Chu   Mu  Yen  was  gracious  enough  to  share  his  experience  with  a  range  of  local  clubs  and  State   Training  activities  in  Brisbane  and  at  the  Gold  Coast  providing  a  unique  opportunity  for  an   insight   to   his   experiences   and   helping   him   practice   his   English   while   he   was   undertaking   study   in   Brisbane   prior   to   travelling   to   London   for   hopeful   selection   to   the   IOC   Athletes   Commission.   • Inaugural   Women   in   Sport   networking   dinner   (delayed   once   due   to   ill-­‐health   but   happening   eventually)   • Inclusion   of   taekwondo   activity   in   launch   day   for   Prime   Minister's   Olympic   Challenge   program   presented  by  Federal  Minister  for  Sport,  Kate  Lundy,  and  the  Australian  Sports  Commission   • TQ   is   also   in   the   process   of   establishing   State   level   functionality   for   both   an   Athletes   and   Instructor  Commission  to  assist  in  the  strategic  development  of  the  organisation  and  expect  this   to  be  finalised  by  Christmas  2012.     Programs   Team  Queensland  Sport  Program   Queensland   is   in   its   third   year   of   the   Team   Queensland   program   and   has   enjoyed   reasonable   patronage  of  the  program  this  year,  given  the  membership  changes.    This  includes  TQ  delivering:   • Monthly  State  Training  Feb  –  November   • Team  Queensland  participation  benefits  (discounted  State  Training  attendance,  Nationals   attendance  support,  interstate  entry  fee  reimbursement,  trip  funding  eligibility,  bags  and  tshirts)   • Athlete  funding  to  US  Open  and  to  domestic  comps  (in  lieu  of  a  2nd  international  trip)  for   selected  development  squad  athletes.      

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  The  program  has  changed  significantly  as  a  result  of  the  membership  changes  of  2012  and  will  be   reviewed  with  the  whole  of  programs  review  to  be  undertaken  late  2012  by  TQ.     Internship  With  Korean  Diplomacy  Foundation     A  12  week  training  program  in  Korea  has  been  established  with  the  Korean  Taekwondo  Diplomacy   Foundation  as  a  result  of  the  project  of  2011  with  the  KTDF  demonstration  at  the  Queensland  Open   and   associated   workshop   series.     The   end   of   2011   saw   our   first   pair   of   interns,   Lauren   Thom   and   Hugh   Ferguson   taking   part   with   some   challenges   encountered   with   some   of   the   cultural   experiences.     Our   2012   intern,   Cameron   Taylor,   experienced   greater   success   and   has   benefitted   greatly  from  the  experience.     Australian  Sports  Commission's  Active  After  Schools  Communities   This  program  started  for  TQ  in  school  term  3  of  2011  focused  on  the  North  Brisbane  area  and  has   now  expanded  into  other  regions.    The  program  delivers  ‘come-­‐and-­‐try’  experiences  over  a  7-­‐week   course  to  primary  aged  school  children  that  would  otherwise  potentially  be  inactive.    This  has  taken   taekwondo  into  8-­‐11  schools  each  term  with  paid  coaches  and  discounts  offered  by  local  clubs  to   support  transition  from  AASC  program  to  'club  land'  encouraging  transition  from  the  program  into   organised   sport.     This   has   been   received   by   the   Australian   Sports   Commission   with   great   success   and   ASC   funding   for   equipment   for   the   program   delivery   (including   some   purchased   with   great   discounting  support  from  JOLS!).     Program  with  Deaf  Sport  and  Recreation  Queensland  funding  interpreter  services   Sport   and   Recreation   Queensland   and   the   Queensland   Government   have   provided   funding   in   addition   to   our   organisation’s   development   funding   to   supply   interpreters   for   the   following   elements:   • For   commentary   at   State   Selections   -­‐   with   complimentary   attendance   for   Deaf   Sport   and   Recreation  Queensland  (DSRQ)  members   • Interpreters  to  assist  coaches  in  the  DSRQ  Come-­‐and-­‐Try  deaf  community  sports  day   • schools  program  at  state  schools  with  clusters  of  deaf  children  with  coaches  funded  by  the  ASC   • interpreters   for   a   range   of   meetings   aimed   at   developing   a   coaching   resource   to   assist   instructors  in  the  delivery  of  special  needs  of  deaf  athletes     Young  coach  mentoring  program   A   range   of   young   coaches   have   been   engaged   to   deliver   the   AASC   program   and   these   young   coaches   have   been   developed   with   the   assistance   of   coach   mentoring   arrangements   providing   development  in  an  appropriately  supervised  environment.     Support  Services   TQ   has   continued   to   facilitate   Coach,   Technical   Judge   and   Referee   accreditation   courses   and   is   looking  forward  to  the  further  development  of  course  syllabus  structures  through  TA.   In  addition  to   the   courses   provided   in   Brisbane   TQ   facilitated   a   regional   referee   seminar   in   Townsville   in   November  2011,  taking  accreditations  to  the  State’s  far  north.     Some   of   our   Technical   Judges   were   also   supported   in   attending   the   TA   workshop   series   with   Grandmaster  Kim  in  Sydney  in  January  2012  as  part  of  our  commitment  to  supporting  the  officials  of   the  sport.   Page  19  


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  TQ   has   continued   to   maintain   regular   communications   with   members   through   regular   email   newsletters,  website  updates  and  a  very  active  Facebook  page.     As   well   as   the   fundraising   activities   of   the   Queensland   Open   TQ   has   done   its   share   in   supporting   those   who   support   us   and   during   the   year   have   donated   a   $1500   backboard   to   the   St   John   Ambulance   crew   who   are   our   regular   event   first   aid   providers.     TQ   has   also   worked   with   Sports   Medicine   Australia   during   the   year   and   has   been   quoted   by   SMA   as   ‘best   practice’   in   creating   standards  within  the  industry.     Prior   to   the   change   of   government   in   Queensland   TQ’s   Operations   Manager   had   been   working   closely   with   an   industry   group   to   draft   a   Code   of   Practice   for   Combat   Sports   and   TQ   contributed   significantly   to   the   document   structure   and   drafting.     With   the   focus   of   the   new   government,   however,   we   believe   this   has   been   scheduled   to   progress   at   some   stage   in   the   future   once   other   priorities  have  been  addressed.     TQ’s   State   Office   has   also   assisted   a   range   of   instructors   with   Commission   for   Children   audit   requirements   for   ‘Blue   Card’   validation   of   volunteers   and   others   who   work   with   children   and   in   assisting  clubs  in  developing  Child  Protection  Risk  Management  Policies.    TQ  reviewed  its  Member       Protection  Policy  during  the  year  and  our  resident  Member  Protection  Information  Officer  (MPIO),   Kerry  Manning,  upgraded  her  qualification  to  include  training  in  Managing  Challenging  Behaviours.     TQ   also   saw   the   accreditation   of   a   new   MPIO   with   Operations   Manager,   Kate   Eggar,   attending   a   training  course,  supported  by  the  Queensland  Government.     TQ’s   governance   remains   strong   and   the   State   Office   is   an   active   place   at   times   with   the   management   of   the   variety   of   TQ   programs   and   supporting   the   delivery   State   Training   and   accreditation  courses  at  the  venue.     As  part  of  our  focus  on  the  greater  sport  industry  within  Queensland  TQ  remains  part  of  QSport,  the   Sports  Federation  of  Queensland  and  Operations  Manager,  Kate  Eggar,  was  again  elected  as  Deputy   Chair   on   the   organisation’s   board,   maintaining   close   links   with   the   Department   and   Minister   and   supporting  an  extensive  network  within  the  industry.    Kate  has  also  been  one  of  the  founding  group   of  QSport’s  cluster  of  Female  Sports  Administrators  and  has  contributed  to  the  QSport  analysis  of   the  ‘Value  of  Sport’  analysing  the  value  of  the  Queensland  sport  industry.     Awards   As   with   previous   years   taekwondo   featured   well   in   the   nominees   and   finalists   at   the   QSport   Queensland   Sport   Awards   and   thei   2011   awards   saw   the   induction   of   legends   in   the   Queensland   Sport  Hall  of  Fame.    Unfortunately  there  were  no  taekwondo  nominees  for  this  yet  but  our  sport   was  profiled  among  those  legends  with  the  presence  of  our  Operations  Manager  hosting  a  key  table   on  the  night  as  QSport’s  Deputy  Chair     2011   finalists   for   taekwondo   at   the   Queensland   Sport   Awards   included   the   categories   of   Administrator   of   the   year   and   Junior   Sport   Star   of   the   Year   and   taekwondo   was   also   recognised   through  recipients  at  the  Womensport  Queensland  Awards  for  a  Rising  Star  award.    TQ  girls  were   also  recognized  at  ACHPER  (Aust  Council  of  Health  &  Physical  Education  and  Recreation     Page  20  


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  Professionals)   Women   in   Sport   breakfast   and   awards   day.     The   ASC   were   also   presenters   of   an   award   to   Taekwondo   with   one   of   the   AASC   Coaches   receiving   a   national   award   and   prize   for   the   schools  project  services.     Effects     TQ  has  been  greatly  saddened  by  the  splintering  of  our  sport  within  Queensland  but  has  diligently   maintained   programs   and   a   focus   on   our   sport   as   a   whole.     The   organisation   is   busy   delivering   taekwondo  with  services  to  athlete,  officials  and  instructors  and  will  remain  open  to  anyone  wishing   to  take  part.     Our   athletes   have   achieved   some   significant   successes,   including   some   international   success   in   development  competitions,  such  as  the  NZ  Open  and  some  great  development  experiences,  like  the   US  Open  with  learnings  in  both  sparring  and  poomsae.    Team  Queensland  trips  interstate  for  both   sparring  and  poomsae  have  also  been  considered  to  be  highly  successful  and  beneficial.     Our   state   is   in   a   stage   of   flux   and   2013   may   see   significant   changes   in   structure   and   program   delivery,   subject   to   potential   funding   changes   ahead   and   in   any   further   changes   to   memberships   and  event  pricing.    Regardless  of  this,  TQ  will  remain  strong  and  will  continue  to  deliver  programs   and   opportunities   suitable   to   our   athletes   and   will   continue   to   seek   appropriate   funding   opportunities  to  support  this.     Travelled  to  Dalby:   Earlier  this  year  the  Coaching  and  Technical  Board  held  a  seminar  in  Dalby.  Chris  Blight,  Ben  Flynn   and  Ben  Hartmann  to  name  a  few.  The  seminar  was  held  over  two  days  and  was  well  participated.   Everyone  came  away  with  some  new  skills  and  a  commitment  to  hold  another  such  seminar  at  least   once  a  year  if  not  twice.  Very  positive  effect  on  our  regional  Taekwondo    clubs.            Tasmania  still  continues  to  struggle  with  small  numbers  of    players,  however,   Clubs  in  Tasmania  are  still  strong  although  there  is  not  a  remarkable  amount  of  interest  in   Competition.    In  spite  of  this  the  State  division  still  supports  those  players  that  wish  to  compete  and   remains  strong  and  focussed  on  the  development  of  the  sport  within  the  State.      S tate   D evelopment   Tasmania  has  remained  committed  to  the  development  of  the  competition  players  that  it  has  and   continues   to   ensure   they   attend   both   club   and   State   competitions   in   Victoria   to   ensure   their   ongoing   exposure   to   a   range   of   athletes   and   challenges   in   the   quest   to   satisfy   their   competitive   nature.     During  the  past  12  months  we  have  sent  players  to  both  Club  and  State  competitions  to  achieve  our   development   goals.   Thanks   to   those   clubs   that   have   given   their   time   and   support   to   ensure   our   athletes   continue   to   develop.   I   must   say   its   brilliant   to   see   the   true   spirit   of   Taekwondo   and   the   desire  to  perpetuate  its  development  from  clubs  that  have  no  vested  interest  other  than  to  exercise   the  right  to  extend  the  hand  of  friendship  to  fellow  Taekwondo  practitioners.   Page  21  


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  Our  intention  is  to  hold  a  State  tournament  next  year  and  we  are  working  with  Taekwondo  Australia   to  assist  us  in  ensuring  we  have  the  resources  available  to  host  a  State  competition.       In  the  next  12  Months  the  State  Division  will  move  to  the  new  constitution  model  to  bring  the  State   in  line  with  the  TA  model.     Thanks  to  those  instructors  that  have  willingly  given  their  time  to  ensure  the  State  Division   continues  to  function  successfully.       Taekwondo  Victoria  is  the  recognised  State  Sporting  Association  for  Victoria  and  has   continued   to   build   and   consolidate   its   position   as   the   premium   Taekwondo   association   in   this   State   with  a  busy  program  of  activities,  seminars  and  tournaments  throughout  the  2011/12  financial  year.   September  2011   In   September   of   last   year   the   TVI   Executive   took   a   proactive   step   in   running   an   open   Head   Instructors   Forum   to   get   feedback   from   our   members   and   ensure   the   programs   and   activities   we   were  planning  met  with  the  expectations  and  needs  of  our  membership.   November  2011   Taekwondo  Victoria  took  the  initiative  inviting  renowned  international  coach,  Rudy  Pilgrims,  to  run   a  Sport  Sparring  Seminar  in  November  2011.    Rudy  is  also  the  Senior  National  Coach  for  Belgium.     This   was   then   taken   up   by   Taekwondo   Australia   and   run   as   a   National   event,   also   incorporating   lectures  from  Education  and  Sports  Development  Manager  Dr  Raul  Landeo  and  NLP  Trainer  Prof  Ian   Snape.     The   event   was   a   sell-­‐out   success   with   over   60   athletes   attending   from   right   across   Australia   and  we  look  forward  to  running  a  similar  event  in  late  2012.   December  2011   In  December  TVI  organised  a  sparring  seminar  for  our  Victorian  athletes  with  the  visiting  Hong  Kong   National  Team.    Once  again  this  was  an  overwhelming  success  and  provided  valuable  experience  for   our  emerging  athletes,  as  well  as  building  international  friendships.   January  2012   Another  Taekwondo  Victoria  initiative  was  the  annual  Poomsae  Training  Camp  with  Grand  Master  Kim   who   is   the   WTF's   Poomsae   Committee   Vice-­‐Chairman,   the   Poomsae   Referee   Committee   Chairman   and   the   International   Poomsae   Seminar   Teacher..   Following   the   success   of   his   visit   in   2011,   Taekwondo   Australia   ran   this   year’s   event   and   again   it   was   a   sell-­‐out   over   6   days   with   around   150   athletes  and  Instructors  attending  from  all  States.       February  2012   A  large  contingent  of  Victorians  headed  off  to  Las  Vegas  to  compete  in  the  US  Open  in  both  Sparring   and   Poomsae   events.     In   particular,   our   Victorian   Poomsae   athletes   acquitted   themselves   well   in   Individual,  Pairs  and  Team  events,  bringing  home  1  Gold,  2  Silver  and  2  Bronze  medals.   March  2012   TVI  ran  the  inaugural  Moomba  Open  Sparring  and  Poomsae  Tournament.    Incorporating  a  “One-­‐on-­‐ One”  Poomsae  event  and  running  all  of  the  senior  Sparring  divisions  with  electronic  scoring,  as  well     Page  22  


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  as   providing   novice   divisions   for   first-­‐time   competitors.     This   tournament   was   a   TAPS   event   and   attracted  close  to  500  players,  including  a  number  of  interstate  competitors.   April  2012   In   April   TVI   combined   with   TA   to   send   a   contingent   of   44   players   and   officials   to   the   Belgium   Open.     This   trip   included   a   Training   Camp   with   the   Belgium   National   Coach,   Rudy   Pilgrims   and   was   very   beneficial  to  all  who  went  and  of  course  bringing  home  1  Gold,  2  Silver  and  1  Bronze  was  icing  on   the  cake.   Also   in   April,   Victoria   hosted   the   Taekwondo   Australia   Poomsae   Judges   Seminar   which   was   conducted   by   Victoria   Presenters,   Russell   Wood,   Julius   Burai   and   Rob   Schembri   and   attended   by   over  70  participants  from  across  Australia.   To   cap   off   a   busy   month,   Victoria   also   hosted   a   Poomsae   Seminar   featuring   World   Poomsae   Championship   Gold   Medalist   and   long   time   friend,   Grand   Master   Ky   Tu   Dang.     Ky   Tu   Dang’s   seminars   have   become   a   fairly   regular   feature   on   our   calendar   over   the   years   and   are   always   enjoyed  by  all.   May  2012   In   May,   several   Victorian   athletes   travelled   to   Canada   to   compete   in   the   prestigious   World   University   Games   in   both   Sparring   and   Poomsae,   with   our   very   own   Olympian,   Carmen   Marton   bring  home  the  Bronze  Medal  for  her  Division.   The   Victorian   Poomsae   Open   was   also   held   in   May   and   although   not   as   large   in   attendance,   provided  a  very  high  standard  of  competition  and  a  good  warm-­‐up  event  for  the  coming  Victorian   Championships.   TVI   also   ran   a   Coaching   Accreditation   this   month   which   was   well   attended   and   helped   boost   the   number  of  qualified  coaches  in  our  State.   June  2012   Victoria   hosted   the   Hanmadang   &   Korean   Open   Selections   with   Victorian   again   dominating   the   technical  events  winning  21  Gold,  10  Silver  and  6  Bronze  medals.   The  Victorian  Winter  Open  Sparring  Tournament  was  run  with  all  courts  running  DaeDo  electronic   scoring   to   maximise   our   players   exposure   to   these   systems.     This   event   was   again   well   attended   with  over  300  players  and  again  provided  Novice  divisions  which  have  proven  popular  in  providing   opportunities  for  first  time  competitors.   July  2012   The   Victorian   State   Championships   were   held   over   two   weekends   in   July   and   attracted   over   600   entries  in  both  Poomsae  and  Sparring.    This  was  also  the  selection  event  for  the  Victorian  Team  to   attend  the  coming  National  Championships  and  Taekwondo  Festival  in  Sydney  in  September.   August  2012   In  August  we  all  watched  with  anticipation  as  Victorian  Carmen  Marton  competed  for  Olympic  glory   and   we   congratulate   her   on   making   the   Quarter   Finals   at   the   most   prestigious   sporting   event   on   earth.      

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  Also  in  late  news  as  we  go  to  print,  early  reports  from  the  Hanmadang  in  Korea  indicate  that  our   team  has  won  2  Gold  and  7  Bronze  medals  with  the  bulk  of  those  being  won  by  Victorian  athletes.   Taekwondo  Victoria  Executive   The   Taekwondo   Victoria   Executive   continues   to   enjoy   a   good   relationship   with   Sport   &   Recreation   Victoria  and  we  are  actively  engaging  with  our  member  Head  Instructors  as  well  as  reaching  out  to  those   who  may  currently  be  un-­‐aligned  or  disillusioned  with  the  alternatives.    Taekwondo  Victoria  continues   to  receive  a  steady  stream  of  applications  for  new  Head  Instructor  registrations  as  well  as  the  return  of   some  who  had  left  in  the  past.   As  an  indication  Taekwondo  Victoria’s  commitment  to  our  athletes  and  officials,  TVI  has  provided   around   $19,500   in   the   2011/12   financial   year   in   funding   to   assist   athletes   to   gain   experience   at   International  events.   Also,  at  the  behest  of  our  members,  TVI  has  established  a  Trust  Fund  with  the  singular  purpose  of   accumulating  funds  for  the  eventual  purchase  or  construction  of  a  permanent  home  for  Taekwondo   in  Victoria,  in  the  form  of  offices  and  a  State  Training  facility  and/or  tournament  venue.   We   are   also   providing   assistance   to   help   our   members   gain   accreditation   in   coaching,   refereeing   and  judging  by  way  of  subsidising  these  seminars  where  we  are  able.     Our  focus  is  on  continuing  to  offer  meaningful  programs  and  services  to  our  members  and  provide   grass-­‐roots  development  opportunities  for  our  athletes.          

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Financial and Audit Report Year Ending 30 June 2012 (preliminary statements subject to final review by auditor)


Taekwondo Australia  

Annual report and financial statements.

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