18 October 2021

AT Performance Pathway Program Athletes & National Coaching Group announced

AUSTKD
18 October 2021

Following the recent Australian Taekwondo ‘Fighting Futures’ Selection Camps held in Sydney (15 May) and Brisbane (11 July), AT are proud to announce the following athletes selected to the inaugural Performance Pathway ‘Fighting Futures’ Program. 

Both selection camps had tremendous support from the AT community with 73 athletes, from 17 clubs in NSW and 41 athletes from 11 clubs in QLD trialling for the program respectively. The intention of the Performance Pathway Program is to provide ongoing support to all athletes outside the ‘Fighting Futures Program’ through monthly development camp opportunities in NSW at the ACPE Campus (when COVID restrictions permit), and in QLD through our affiliation with the AT Queensland (ATQ) Monthly High Performance Program. 

Due to the COVID-19 lockdowns in Melbourne, selection camps scheduled for Victoria were unable to take place. However, with restrictions now easing, Australian Taekwondo remains committed to holding this camp once we are able to do so.

NEW SOUTH WALES 

First name

Category

Club

Club Coach

Hamish Barton

Junior

Red Dragon Taekwondo

John Tsoutis

Phoenix Bobrowski

Cadet

Global Martial Arts

Thomas Auger

Benjamin Camua

Senior

Prodigy Martial Arts

Peter Vassily

Tristan Fernandez

Senior

Martial Arts Spirit (MAS)

Terrence Fernandez

Sally Heslop (ACT)

Junior

Forza Taekwondo

John Masiello

Hannah Keifer

Junior

MUSA Taekwondo

Alex Sootho

Juliet Lahood

Senior

Global Martial Arts

Thomas Auger

Nicholas Limpiado

Cadet

Prodigy Martial Arts

Peter Vassily

Ali Mack

Senior

Martial Arts Spirit (MAS)

Terrence Fernandez

Guiliana Masilello (ACT)

Junior

Forza Taekwondo

John Masiello

Sofia Querubin

Cadet

TAYA Taekwondo

Abby Sangalang

Ajsa Ramic

Cadet

Global Martial Arts

Thomas Auger

Dylan Sicat

Senior

Prodigy Martial Arts

Peter Vassily

Emily Stelino

Senior

Global Martial Arts

Thomas Auger

John Yoo

Senior

Taekwondo World

John Yoo (Senior)

QUEENSLAND

First name

Category

Club

Club Coach

Savannah Askew

Senior

Edge Taekwondo Club

Neil Cowperthwaite

Charlie Bidgood

Junior

San Taekwondo

Cameron Taylor

Jessica Borg

Senior

One Taekwondo Club

Tom Hur

Lachlan Boulton

Junior

Tans Taekwondo

Ben Hartmann

Thomas Chong

Junior

Tans Taekwondo

Ben Hartmann

Tamzin Christoffel

Senior

One Taekwondo Club

Tom Hur

Joshua Civitarese

Senior

Edge Taekwondo Club

Neil Cowperthwaite

Aikan Grainer-Ameur

Junior

One Taekwondo Club

Tom Hur

Zaine Mansfield

Junior

5th Element Martial Arts

Igor Geyl

Luke McMahon

Junior

Tans Taekwondo

Ben Hartmann

Phoenix Morrison

Cadet

Tans Taekwondo

Ben Hartmann

Rebecca Murray

Senior

Edge Taekwondo Club

Neil Cowperthwaite

David Duk Soo Park

Senior

One Taekwondo Club

Tom Hur

Tiarnagh Sweeney

Junior

One Taekwondo Club

Tom Hur

Ryan Yoo

Cadet

One Taekwondo Club

Tom Hur

Australian Taekwondo National Coaching Group

The Fighting Futures Program will be managed by National Performance Pathway Lead, Ali Khalil and supported by the AT National Coaching Group (NCG) which was appointed through an expression of interest process. This team of coaches is represented by the majority of States and Territories to work together to implement the delivery of the Performance Pathway Program at the local level. 

The coaches will plan and lead sessions focusing on the development of physical and technical capabilities that are important for success at international senior competition. State-based PPP coaches will be involved in planning activities under the leadership of the National Performance Pathway Lead, to create guidelines and resources to be adopted across the athletes and coaching network to ensure a unified focus for the broader AT network. 

Name

STATE

Club

Thomas Auger

NSW

Global Martial Arts

Terrence Fernandez

NSW

Martial Arts Spirit (MAS)

Abby Sangalang

NSW

TAYA Taekwondo

Alex Sootho

NSW

MUSA Taekwondo

Peter Vassily

NSW

Prodigy Martial Arts

Sadhbh McCarthy

QLD

Adelaide TKD Academy

Shane Whiteway

SA

Whiteways Taekwondo

Ryan Carneli

VIC

Notorious Martial Arts

Allan Malachowski

VIC

Martial Fitness Australia

Jerry Moraitis

VIC

Halls Taekwondo

Bianca No

VIC

Joon No’s Taekwondo

Andrew Rozinzsky

VIC

Melbourne Taekwondo Centre

Ruth Hock

SA

Adelaide TKD Academy

It is the aim of AT to build representation on the NCG from all States and Territories over time as the Performance Pathway Program develops. We will soon look to begin targeted camp-based programs in consultation with our partners in SA, WA, ACT and TAS. 

For more information on the Performance Pathway, please visit the Australian Taekwondo website.