Details of Global Athlete and Official Licences (GALs and GOLs).

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.

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

Please note:

  • This spreadsheet download is to be used to apply for new GALs/GOLs, and for those who wish to renew.
  • GAL/GOL applications must be sent by email to at least two weeks in advance of any deadlines as it can take up to two weeks to complete.
  • GAL/GOL applications are actioned at British Taekwondo on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.
  • We do understand that last minute applications can come through and we will try to action urgent or exceptional requests for GALs/GOLs. However, we cannot make assurances that the GAL/GOL will be approved in time.