British Taekwondo Home Nation Video Conference Calls

Following positive feedback from our last Home Nation Conference Calls, British Taekwondo is looking to make these a regular feature and will be hosting the next home nation video calls next week for BT coaches. The calls for each home nation will cover the most recent lockdown guidance, local funding opportunities and will finish with…

Has your coach gone above and beyond?

Hi Everybody, We know 2020 has been a very difficult year for everybody, clubs have had to close, run sessions online, and train at a 2m distance – all which have been very new experiences for all of our coaches! We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our coaches who…

Training for Welfare Officers

The world of the Welfare Officer can be a lonely place and it’s important you have the skills to deal with situations that arise. There are specific training courses available for those acting as Welfare Officers and the first one is Safeguarding & Protecting Children. This is offered by UK Coaching through an online classroom and they…

NEW SPORT ENGLAND FUNDING AVAILABLE

Sport England have recently released additional funding to assist sports clubs and community organisations through the COVID crisis. There are three main funds available, each with different criteria, but all aimed at the same target groups, which are listed below. The three funds available are: SMALL GRANTS The Small Grants Fund is aimed at not…

Club Assistance Pack Update (Edition 16)

 We are now publishing version 16 of our Covid-19 Club Assistance Pack which you can download below: v16_Club_Assist_Pack-23.10.20 This is packed full of tips regarding potential support from government sources. Keep safe, keep strong and do what you can! Updates to the Club Assistance Pack: RETURN TO COACHING GUIDANCE – INDOORS AND OUTDOORS Please note: due…

Covid-19 Restrictions Update – 22nd October 2020

Covid-19 Restrictions Update – 22nd October 2020   Dear BT coaches, Since our last update on 14th October, there have been some changes in how the new Tiered System in England is being implemented across different council areas (see below). Wales have also introduced a National Lockdown or ‘firebreak lockdown’ to begin at 6pm on…

British Taekwondo Video Conference

Attention: Clubs & Coaches, Hi Everyone, Following recent announcements by the Westminster and other home-nation governments to tighten COVID restrictions further, British Taekwondo will be hosting a zoom conference call for BT coaches to clarify some points and answer questions coaches may have on the latest guidance and how it impacts our clubs. Sport England…

Poomsae Referee Refresher Course

On Sunday 11th October, the British Taekwondo Poomsae Referee Department hosted the first of the Poomsae Referee Refresher Course series. The day began with Master Glen Culbert leading the first Chief Poomsae Referee Qualification. The Chief Poomsae Referee Qualification was introduced by the Poomsae Referee Department to teach International Poomsae Referees how to Chief Referee…

World Taekwondo Simply Compete Events 2020

Hi Everyone, We wanted to highlight the current courses and events that are advertised and available to register for on World Taekwondo Simply Compete before the end of the year. Please click on the link below to view this list: Simply Compete Events 2020 PDF If you are interested in a course/event and want to…

Register Now for our Online Open Poomsae Seminar

Hi Everybody, We are pleased to share an exciting opportunity to train with our National Poomsae Coaches! On Sunday 15th November 2020 1pm-3pm we will be running an online Open Poomsae training session (via Zoom), where British Taekwondo coaches and members can sign up for poomsae training with our national coaches Please encourage your students to take advantage…

Cadet European Events 2020

Hi Everyone Some of you will have seen the recent announcement by World Taekwondo Europe, pressing ahead with plans to try to host a Cadet European Championship event in Sarajevo, Bosnia in December and a qualifying competition in Croatia in November. British Taekwondo have looked in detail at all the potential scenarios and risks associated…

Covid-19 Update for BT clubs 14th October

Hi Everyone, Following the round of announcements and news items yesterday, around the latest Covid-19 national & local lockdown measures – we would like to update our club network on the latest developments, since our guidance published yesterday (13th October) afternoon. As a few of our coaches contacted us to point out, the wording within…