The European Championships 2019 are coming closer, and some of the athletes are searching for some means to collect money to pay for the travel and the hotel. For the WC in April most clubs gathered funds for their own competitors, but now some of them thought it would be a good idea to combine all of their efforts. Some initiatives are on their way, but already Leen managed to make a page through Trooper.
Trooper? Trooper is an online forum that combines a lot of online shops, like e.g. CoolBlue, Zooplus, Dreamland, Booking.com and many more. If you buy online and do this through the Trooper page instead of going directly to the online shop, you can decide to give a small piece of the profit to an organisation. The customer chooses of course his/her own charity.
Are you planning to do some online shopping and would you like a small piece of the profit to go to the national team members, to support them on their way to Sarajevo? Then from now on you can shop through Trooper, thanks to Leen.
Sunday June 23rd the trials for the 2019 EC in Sarajevo were done, followed by a meeting with the coaches. The members of the belgian team received the announcement a day later.
Are selected for the European Championships in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, October 2019:
Musca Andreea: tul IV°-VI°degree, sparring -50kg, pre-arranged free sparring, team power breaking
Erik Van Hoeck: sparring -78kg, team sparring
Esther Meulemeester: sparring -75kg, power breaking, team power breaking
Roeland Heirbaut: tul II°degree, sparring -70kg, special techniques, team sparring
Terence Bewa: sparring -78kg, team sparring
Tomàs Chacon Torrealba: tul II°degree, sparring -70kg, team sparring
Leen Walraeve: tul I°degree, pre-arranged free sparring, team power breaking
Laura Mouret: tul I°degree, sparring -68kg, team power breaking
Hans Van Lierde: power breaking
Nicolas Taylor: sparring -85kg, team sparring
Corentin Besonhé: sparring -85kg, team sparring
Margaux Pollefeyt: junior sparring -60kg, junior power breaking, junior team power breaking
Tabitha Van Lierde: junior tul I°degree, junior power breaking, junior team power breaking
Lisa Ghijsens: junior tul I°degree, junior team power breaking
Arthur Delhaye: junior tul I°degree, junior sparring -68kg
Officials: GrandMaster Frank Vanberghen, Master Annick Van Driessche
ITF-Belgium has 3 candidates to be selected as umpire for the European Championships, we’re still waiting for news from the AETF Umpire Committee. As soon as we have more information, the result will be published.
The belgian female Masters were invited to give seminars abroad.
Master Annick Van Driessche will conduct 3 sessions in different disciplines of Taekwon-Do in Balbriggan & Skerries (Dublin, Ireland) Saturday June 15th: a class for children up to 12, a session for all green belts and above 13 years and above and a class for girls and women only. It’s the third year in a row Master Annick was invited to conduct a seminar by Master Terry Donnelly and the club Elite Taekwon-Do.
The weekend of June 29th-30th Master Virginia Dionisi will conduct a seminar in Switserland. She was invited by Anthony Meynet. Also for Master Dionisi it’s the third time she’s invited by Anthony to conduct classes, although the previous times the seminars were held in France (Thonon-les-Bains), near the border with Switserland.