To build on the success from the recent European Poomsae Championships where Great Britain secured 2 Silver and 4 Bronze medals, British Taekwondo Poomsae are looking to increase and improve the strength in depth of the existing national squad and would like to encourage and invite our clubs, instructors and students to get involved in the forthcoming talent identification programme as we work towards future World, European and Commonwealth Championships.
For the 2017-2018 season specifically working towards the 11th World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships to be held in Chinese Taipei in November 2018, along with developing a competitive team for other major upcoming championships, British Taekwondo Poomsae are initiating an identification phase, looking for talented male and female athletes with the drive, passion, desire and work ethic required to succeed at international level within the following age-specific competition categories:
Cadet and Junior Programme
U11 / U14 / U17
U30 / U40 / U50 / U60 / U65 / 66+
Talent Identification sessions will be held on the following dates:
Sunday May 21st 10.00 – 12.30pm
Sports Hall, Cranfield University, College Road, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL
Sunday 11th June 10.00 – 12.30pm
Surrey Sports Park, University of Surrey, Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7AD
Sunday 16th July 10.00 – 12.30pm
City Space, The University of Sunderland, Sports Hall, City Campus, Chester Road, Sunderland, SR1 3SD
Athletes will be assessed on the following age-appropriate criteria:
- Technical Ability
- Athletic balance and fitness
- Coachability and potential to improve
For our Cadet and Junior Programme, there will be an additional Talent Camp held over the weekend of 5-6th August to assist in the identification process along with developing future talent. However, numbers will be strictly limited. Details on how to apply for the Talent Camp will be available on the British Taekwondo website in due course.
Following the conclusion of the Identification Phase, successful athletes will be invited to the Great Britain National Poomsae Squad in the Autumn to work alongside our newly formed coaching structure as we enter the Development Phase going into 2018.
For more information please contact Gemma Biescas (Head Coach) – Gemma.Biescas@Britishtaekwondo.org