4th WTF Para-Taekwondo World Championships
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 8, 2013
Jason Whitcombe (Athlete) & Tim Urquhart (Coach)
It is with great sadness we inform members that last Thursday evening 30th March, Union Waihi Club Instructor, Stephen Kirkcaldie died in a traffic accident while cycling home after work. Stephen was heading home to Temuka after finishing work for the day at his job at Fonterra in Timaru. Stephen, aged 55, taught Taekwondo at the Waihi Preparatory Boys School and was very passionate about Taekwondo as well as being a keen hunter. He is survived by his wife Carmela and their three children.
Skilled refereeing and judging is a fundamental requirement for strong domestic competition which TNZ sees as a foundation element needed for international competitiveness. TNZ is pleased to announce the following Kyorugi Referee & Poomsae Judge Certification Seminars for 2013. Please note that this year all existing TNZ Kyorugi Referee certificates will expire. Current TNZ Kyorugi Referees will need to sit the refresher portion of the seminar in order to continue officiating.
Submitted by Sophia Haynes