Monday, 28 November, 2022

Are You Keen to Don the National Colours?

Singapore will be hosting the 28th SEA Games in June 2015.  And it has been decided by the Singapore SEA Games Organizing Committee to include taekwondo as one of the events for the Games.It is a golden opportunity for taekwondo athletes to showcase their skills in front of home fans and supporters.  But they will have to be at their best to make them proud and win for Singapore.  The Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF), therefore, has planned to provide the required support, including adequate quality exposure, to the selected players so that they can be podium ready. 
First the STF will have to identify the players through a selection process which will be conducted on Sunday 2 March 2014 from 12.00pm.  It is an open trial for all aspiring athletes who want to carry Singapore flag at the 2015 SEA Games.


Selected players would be given an opportunity to compete in the following international tournaments, if they are qualified, as part of their development.

  • YOG Qualification Tournament (March 2014)

  • World Junior Championships (March 2014)

  • Asian Championships (May 2014)

  • World Cadet Championships (July 2014)

  • Korea Open International Championships (July 2014)

  • World Poomsae Championships (October 2014)

  • Asean Championships (December 2014)

  • Asian Cities Gold Cup Championships (February 2015)

  • SEA Games (June 2015)

All affiliates are invited to participate in the open trials for both poomsae and kyorugi events.

The selection details are as follows. Date                :          Sunday 2 March 2014 Venue             :           STF National Training Centre                                  Block 80 Lorong Limau                                  #04-191 Singapore 320080 
Time               :           Poomsae                                  Trial    –      12.00pm                                  *Poomsae (2 poomsae according  to WTF guidelines)                                    Kyorugi                                   Weigh-in        –           11.00am                                   Trial               –           12.30pm   

All participants must be SINGAPORE CITIZENS and are STF poom or black belt holders.

Please fill in the attached forms and submit them to the Secretariat by Thursday 27 February 2014.  There is no limit to the number of players each affiliate can field.  We reserve the right not to accept late submission, incomplete forms or registration without the necessary supporting documents. Registered players and performers for the trials are to report at the STF National Training Centre by 11.00am.  Kyorugi players shall be considered for the category based on their actual weight on the day of the weigh-in and not according to the weight submitted in the form as we do not want to disqualify any players.  No weight allowance will be given.  They will not be allowed to change their weight division after the trials. 

Shortlisted players and performers will be required to fulfill the training requirements of at least 12 hours per week to qualify for the final trial for each tournament. 

The following criteria will also be taken into consideration.

–  Attitude and behavior;
–  Current skill level and fitness;
–  Level of commitment and attendance;
–  Potential for future developmentand investment; and
–  Ability to demonstrate team spirit and work well with team mates.

The panel of selectors may comprise any 3 of the following senior technical members. –       Mr Steven Soh-       Mr Chin Khee Shin-       Mr RA Jeyaraman-       Mr Lee Thiam Poh-       Mr Tan Kok Heng The player’s undertaking form is also attached.  The form must be signed by parents for players/performers under the age of 21 years old.  Players/performers will not be allowed to participate in the trials if they do not comply with the administrative requirements.  The trials would be open for observation by participants and the registered accompanying coaches ONLY.   Please note that no photography and video recording will be allowed.

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