Come take part in the Opening Ceremony and Medal Ceremonies

As an important part of Taekwondo community, we’d like to invite you and your club members to take part in the Opening Medal Ceremonies at the World Taekwondo Championships taking place at the Manchester Arena from 15-19th May 2019. 

Over 5 days the world’s best athletes will arrive in Manchester and fight it out to be crowned World Champion. British Olympians Jade Jones, Bianca Walkden and Lutalo Muhammad will be hoping to make their mark and with eyes soon to switching toward Tokyo 2020 Olympics, this is your chance to be part of the action!

We have 2 great opportunities for your club members to take part in this once in a life time event!

Opening Ceremony

Wednesday 15th May we have the Opening Ceremony – we are looking for a team of 8 to be part of the Opening Ceremony of carrying out the World Taekwondo flag onto the stage in front of the World Taekwondo family, spectators and athletes.  We are happy for children to take part in this but they will need to accompanied by a guardian.

Medal Ceremonies

Each night, Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th May we will have at least 3 medal ceremonies a night.  We are looking for medal bearers to carry out the medals to the World Champions!  We will train you! We are also looking for flag bearers to carry out the World Champions flags for the raising of the flags within the medal ceremony.  We will need a total of 8 people a night to perform at the medal ceremonies.  All applying for this have to be over the age of 16.

For further information please contact Claire Bennett, World Championships Event Manager or 07702 491577.  For each person or child that takes part in the Opening or Medal ceremonies we will give you a free ticket for one night so a family member can watch you in action.         

Volunteer Opportunities

Come and see what happens behind the scenes and why not become a volunteer,  check out the opportunities at


Tickets can purchased directly through ticketmaster:

Ticket prices start from just £11 adults and £8 for juniors but quick, prices will increase on 1st April!

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these World Championships on home soil, come along as support the British Athletes!


More information is available on our event website: