10 February 2022

2022 World Poomsae Championships Team Announced

10 February 2022

Australian Taekwondo is pleased to announce the national team for the 2022 World Poomsae, Championships to be held in Goyang, Korea, from the 21st - 24th April.

The athletes who participated in the online selection championships on the 30th of January and won a gold medal were then eligible to be considered by the selection panel for selection.

As part of the final selection phase, all eligible gold medal-winning athletes had the selection panel screen their performances from the competition and additional footage where necessary to ascertain athletes performance levels.

In addition to the athletes seven officials were appointed to the team. With nearly an equal spread of Male and Female officials which closely matches the spread of Female and Male athletes in the team make up.

We take pleasure in announcing the following selections and appointments:

Coaching & Team Management

Mr Ross Hartnett - Head Coach (WA)

Mr Sam Yang –  Head Team Manager (VIC)

Ms Yukyung Song –Coach (VIC)

Mr Ill Jong Yang – Coach   (NSW)

Frank De Pasquale – Trainer (VIC)

Ms Maddy Houston – Trainer (QLD)

Mrs Karen Doyle -  Manager (WA)


Mrs Bronwyn Butterworth (Vic)             

Mrs Carmela Hartnett (WA)                   

Ms Valerie Kwok (NSW)                         

Ms Sarah Upton (Vic)                            

Ms Shahida Hill (WA)                             

Ms Andrette Chua (WA)                        

Ms Tayla Eckley (VIC)                             

Ms Fei Chew (WA)                                 

Ms Kiera Eckley (VIC)                             

Ms Ashlee Grigg (VIC)                            

Ms Annabel Lynch (WA)                        

Mr Andrew Tran (NSW)

Mr Christian Turner (NSW)

Mr Griffin Reytomas (VIC)

Mr Harry Costelloe (ACT)

Mr Minseung Choi (VIC)

Mr Alistair Lawson (VIC)

Mr Robert Pace (VIC)

Mr David Atkinson (VIC)

Mr Shaquille Wakit (VIC)

Mr Noah Irwin (VIC)

Mr Jack Irwin (VIC)

Mr Harrison Benn (NSW)

Australian Taekwondo wish the team and any additional athletes or coaches selected to the team, the best of luck in representing Australia at the World Poomsae Championships.

We acknowledge that our office is spread across many traditional lands, and we pay respect to all traditional owners of these lands and elders past and present.