29th June 2018
Dear NZETKD members,
UPDATE - Global Athlete and Official Licenses
Over the past two weeks since our announcement that NZETKD has secured the ability to access Global Athlete (GAL) and Official (GOL) Licenses we have had some requests from members to clarify what this actually means for NZETKD members.
NZETKD Athletes and Officials who want to compete and/or officiate at World Taekwondo (WT) sanctioned events both nationally and internationally may now apply via NZETKD for a GAL and/or GOL.
Members can email their request for a GAL and/or GOL to email@example.com at any point.
As you may be aware, NZETKD is implementing its High Performance Programme beginning with talent identification and selection to the programme at the TUNZ Nationals on September 29th – 30th for both Poomsae and Kyorugi. This programme will be a pre-requisite for selection to any NZETKD team that attends future events. To clarify any confusion, this is not a Taekwondo NZ programme or team.
NZETKD members will be able to access all WT sanctioned events (excluding the Grand Prix - invite only) except for those that require Member National Association (MNA) endorsement. For example, only one MNA in each country is recognised by WT. The MNA for New Zealand is Taekwondo NZ. Therefore, NZETKD members currently do not have access to events such as Oceanias, Worlds and Olympics.
We are certainly excited at the upcoming High Performance Programme and will provide further information regarding this closer to the TUNZ Nationals at the end of September.
New Zealand Elite Taekwondo