The Kyorugi Performance Committee is dedicated to serving in the best interests of Taekwondo in Australia through recommending measures to the Board which maximise opportunities for athletes to have clear pathways for continued development and success through integrated state, nationals and international programs.

The Committee has the responsibility for making recommendations to the Board in the following areas:

  • Consult broadly within the Taekwondo community and the Australian Institute of Sport in order to understand where their priorities lie in relation to the Kyorugi Performance Program.
  • Provide advice on the current performance of the Kyorugi Performance Program and ways in which the Program can be improved.
  • Provide assistance to the States and Coaching staff in the creation and maintenance of a National Kyorugi Performance Program.
  • Provide assistance to the States, Coaching Staff and other stakeholders in the creation of a National Kyorugi Performance Strategic Plan.
  • Assist in all required areas of the National Kyorugi Performance Program where Australian Taekwondo is responsible for delivering, as designated by approved procedure or requested by program coaches in line with procedural requirements.
  • Liaise, receive and provide feedback to and from Australian Taekwondo’s Kyorugi Performance Program to its affiliated State bodies in relation to the States’ Poomsae Performance Programs’ links to national programs.
  • Ensure that engagement occurs with smaller States if they are not represented on the Committee, particularly around key issues.
  • Provide advice on initiatives aimed at providing professional development pathways for Athletes, Coaches and the overall development of the Kyorugi Performance Program.
  • Work with the States, Coaches and key Clubs to develop strategies to promote Kyorugi and increase participation.
  • Develop draft selection policies for Athletes, Coaches, support staff and other personal deemed necessary for the Board’s approval.Produce individual role and responsibility documents for key operational personnel within the scope of the Kyorugi Performance Program.
  • Develop Codes of Conduct for Athletes and Coaches involved in all areas of the Kyorugi Performance Program.
  • In consultation with the Australian Institute of Sport, States, Coaching Community, Athletes’ representatives and key interested Clubs, undertake a review of the Kyorugi Performance Program annually – identifying strengths, issues and opportunities for improvement to the Program.

Committee Charter

Lydia Zakkas

Chairperson

Danny Crkvencic

Member

Dang Nguyen

Member

Jessica Dicoski

Member

Clayton Simpson

Member

Murat Eryurek

Member

Nick Tsoulis

Member