Each year every town and city in Belgium is celebrating the sport champions of their community, at the end of the year or the beginning of the next year. At this point there are celebrations for the athletes that won the national title in their sport, and there’re elections for best male and female athlete and best sports club of the city. In most cities with a Taekwon-Do gym our members get recognition for what they achieved.
Brussels is one of the last cities to have this celebration. Alice Vrinat, student of ITF Brussels, made a report about the happening of February 10th 2017:
‘On Friday 10th February, ITF Brussels champions were invited to the Belgium Champions’ Reception organized by the City of Brussels in the Roi Baudouin Stadium. Virginia Dionisi, Mike O’Keeffe, Andreea Musca, Ronja Blondal, Alice Vrinat and Omar El Ferkhani were invited to this event held in the Hall of Fame in Laeken. The competitors received awards from Alain Courtois (Premier Echevin, responsible for sport) for their performances between September 2015 and June 2016. The team had a great time at the reception, which was the last one in Brussels since the school is now training at Sportcity in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre. Looking forward to celebrate our champions’ accomplishments next year!’