British Taekwondo is pleased to announce the GB Team for the 14th Taekwondo Europe European Poomsae Championships. The athletes attended the selection event (Presidents Cup/German Open) and then performed at the Play-Off event to the selection panel and external Official.
The selection events were very successful selection competitions and a few athletes qualified for automatic selection and were subsequently sanctioned by the panel at the playoffs.
The European Championships takes place in Antalya 2nd– 4th April, and despite the very short notice, the coaches are confident that the team is ready to perform their best.
As the Championships is mostly self-funded, the selection panel decided to take a big team alongside the pre-qualified athletes for future development.
With a team of 44 (40 athletes – three coaches and one official chaperone) amongst the team are three x U17 freestyle athletes and a freestyle pair, this is the most GB freestylers and the biggest ever poomsae representation for British Taekwondo GB Poomsae at a Major Championships.
The team comprises members from 25 different clubs: Boston, Central, Creative Ways, Dorset, Dragons Den, Focus, Gajok, Horizon, Jem, Kang Han, Koryo, Lion, Lisburn, LLTKD, Loughton, LTA, Manx, Nomad, Pejic, PremierKi, Shins, Stoke, Tonbridge, & Weymouth.
With only four weeks of training left the team are busy preparing and will meet this weekend for the National Squad Training in Manchester. We wish the team all the best and look forward to giving full support & encouragement while they compete in Turkey, the countdown begins….