Global Athlete Licences and Global Officials Licences (GAL/GOL)

British Taekwondo would like to invite its members to submit applications for World Taekwondo Global Athlete Licences (GAL) and Global Officials Licences (GOL) via the Global Membership System (GMS).

Update on price changes to GAL/GOL licences implemented by World Taekwondo.

Previously there has been a reduced fee for all members who require a GAL licence under the age of 12 years old. World Taekwondo have now made all GAL and GOL licences the same price, there is no longer a reduced GAL fee for under 12’s.

We have therefore had to adjust our current British Taekwondo GAL/GOL prices in line with World Taekwondo’s new GAL/GOL prices.

With immediate effect all GAL/GOL licences are £40. There is no price change for members over the age of 12 years old.

Do I need a Global Athlete/Officials Licence (GAL/GOL)?

Members wishing to participate at any World Taekwondo and European Taekwondo promoted/sanctioned events, will require a World Taekwondo GAL licence. This applies to all athletes (cadets, juniors and seniors) for both Kyorugi and Poomsae events.

Please note: Any British Taekwondo members/coaches/officials wishing to participate at any of the events stated above MUST have a World Taekwondo GAL/GOL licence.

How do I apply for a GAL/GOL licence?

British Taekwondo apply for GAL/GOL licences on behalf of British Taekwondo members and coaches. All applications must be submitted through a British Taekwondo affiliated club, via the lead coach/secretary (the member/ parent will not be able to apply to British Taekwondo directly). GAL/GOL licences are £40 each for one year. This cost will include the World Taekwondo Global Membership and World Taekwondo Global Licence.

Applying for GAL/GOL licences

We would like to encourage clubs to apply for GAL/GOL licences as early as possible to ensure that athletes and coaches/officials are able to compete/attend World Taekwondo competitions and courses outside of the UK. We recommend clubs apply for GAL/GOL licences at least two weeks in advance. This is to ensure enough time for the licence to process with British Taekwondo and be approved by World Taekwondo on the GMS system.

Further information is available in this GAL/GOL Instructions Guide.