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Access the National Performance Centre (NPC)

CombatAUS and the National Performance Centre (NPC) seek to expand their involvement within the Australian Taekwondo community, facilitating greater access to the NPC for athletes. 

The information below aims to address the following for Australian Taekwondo Members regarding the process required to access the NPC in Melbourne. 
  • Provide guiding principles around how training opportunities at the NPC for athletes and their club coaches can be requested.
  • Provide information about how applications will be considered.
  • Confirm that the NPC is looking to engage directly with the Taekwondo community to invite athletes to specific training and sparring sessions with NPC athletes.

How to Request Access 

Athletes and coaches are encouraged to directly contact the NPC to express their interest in attending technical training sessions. This can initially be done via an email to both Seokhun Lee ( and Ryan Carneli ( detailing the sessions to be attended with the athlete and coaches contact details.

The acceptance of any request is at the total discretion of CombatAUS and the NPC, with the following examples of considerations used in assessing these: 

  • Categorisation status.
  • Suitability to the training phase of the NPC athletes’ program.
  • Suitability of training partners in the NPC.
  • Training load and ability of the athlete to tolerate the level and duration.
  • Consultation with state-based pathways lead and home coach.
  • Cost - in most instances, this is borne by the individual.
  • Timing - the proximity of the request to the access dates and the activity planned in the NPC - across Taekwondo and Judo as the NPC is a jointly used facility.

Additional Information

To learn more about the above and access to the NPC, please review the documents below for more detailed information.

Help & Support

If you have any questions regarding this email, please get in touch with the Combat Institute of Australia.

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