While the Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF) encourages its affiliates to enhance the experiences of its members by participating in club championships or activities organized overseas or locally, it has to again remind them NOT to be involved in any events organized by clubs or associations not recognized or affiliated to the respective national sports bodies.
Affiliate leaders and coaches invited by their friends or organizers are advised to check with the STF before agreeing to accept their invitations if they are not sure if the events or activities are recognized or sanctioned by the national associations.
Recently, one of our affiliates has correctly checked with the STF regarding its intention to participate in a competition in Malaysia. The club has been advised against participation because the event has not been sanctioned by Taekwondo Malaysia which is the national body for the sport in Malaysia.
The STF will be compelled to take disciplinary action including, but not limited to, suspension of any club which has knowingly or unwittingly participated in activities that the STF does not or will not endorse.
Please email the STF at email@example.com if clarifications are required.