All posts by Annick Van Driessche

General Assembly ITF-Vlaanderen & ITF-Belgium

January 23rd 2022

For the second year in a row the General Assembly ITF-Vlaanderen eV vzw & ITF-Belgium had to be done through digital platforms. However, the meeting went on smoothly. The board, instructors of the affiliated clubs, the committees and coaches gathered to have an overview on what happened in 2021 and the planning for the upcoming year.

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AETF Committees

During the European Championships in Spain, November 2021, at the annual Congress Meeting, elections (4 yearly) for the AETF Board and the Revisory Committee were being held. Master Virginia Dionisi was elected as vice-president, GrandMaster Frank Vanberghen was re-elected as chairperson of the Revisory Committee.

The newly elected AETF Board held its board meeting in Poland, January 15th. During this meeting the members of existing and new established AETF committees were elected. GrandMaster Frank Vanberghen was re-elected as chairperson of the AETF Revisory Committee, Master Annick Van Driessche was elected as chairperson of the AETF Women Committee and Benito Martinez was elected as member of the Inclusion Committee.

With this, members of ITF-Belgium are involved in both the Board ITF as AETF and committees of both federations.

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ITF Congress Meeting 2021

Saturday December 18th

The ITF members countries and responsables gathered, for the second year in a row through the Zoom platform, for the General Assembly 2021 to take some important decisions, to get an update, to listen to what happened in 2021 and to get a view on the plans for 2022. Also GrandMaster Frank Vanberghen and Master Annick Van Driessche were present, as resp. chairman of the ITF Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee and as ITF Board Member, but also as representants of ITF-Belgium.

The meeting went smoothly and took 2h15.

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All North American & Carribean eTournament

November 26th-December 11th

This eTournament in tul & pre-arranged free sparring was open to all ITF members, so the number of participants and participating countries & clubs was big and from all around the ITF world: Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Ethiopia, Finland, Jamaica, Malaysia, Scotland, USA, Uruguay and also one of the affiliated schools of ITF-Belgium: Taekwon-Do Club Gent. A lot of famous competitors participated, and a lot of reknown clubs.

The participants of Taekwon-Do Club Gent performed on a very high level, and this resulted in a lot of medals. Congratulations to competitors and instructors.

Results:

  • Amber Dellaert: gold
  • Rune Schuddinck: gold
  • Sakina Khajou: gold
  • Oumaima Douhaoui: gold
  • Melike Ersahin: gold
  • Nelson Van den Bogaert: gold
  • Khuslen Chingesdalai: gold
  • Louis Vincent: gold
  • Frances Van den Bogaert: gold
  • Maximilien Boyens: silver
  • Jasper Degryze: silver
  • Pjotr Tchekouteff: silver
  • Amal Aden: silver
  • Rayan Bennani: bronze
  • Setara Mohammad: bronze
  • Rawen Mejri: bronze
  • Inaya Benzaaza: bronze
  • Floris Ghijsels: bronze
  • Jan Menschaert: bronze
  • Roudayna Mejri: bronze
  • Laetissa Matton: bronze

Taekwon-Do Club Gent turned out to be the overall winner of the tournament, the school ranked first in list of participating clubs!

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