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Officers Appointed World Championships 2017

Officers Appointed World Championships 2017

The Following Officers have been appointed by the ITF World Championships 2017 Organising Committee. We are the in the process of building a dynamic and multi-faceted team that will work to organise the best ITF World Championships possible. We are still advertising for the following positions (roles detailed below); Arena Officer, Merchandise Officer, Entertainments Officer, Additional PR, TV & Media Officer, General Volunteers.


Organising Committee for ITF World Championships 2017


Master Mark Buckley

VII Degree Black Belt

ITA Vice President

ITA Tournament Director


Mr Adrian Byrne

VI Degree Black Belt

ITA Board of Directors member

Bsc Sport & Exercise Science

Level 1 coach & IMAC Tutor


Mr Stephen Ryan

VI Degree Black Belt

ITA Secretary General

Bsc Physical Education

Level 1 coach & IMAC Tutor


Mr Roy Baker

KBI President

WAKO Vice President

Acting President WAKO Europe

IMAC Vice President


Officers for ITF World Championships 2017 

Stephen Ryan


Summer Camp 2016 Timetable

Summer Camp 2016 Timetable
Please see attached the timetable for this year's camp. 
Camp arrival time is 12.00 noon Friday. On arrival proceed to the registration point to pay fees and have rooms assigned
Be punctual for all classes - arrive and be ready 10 minutes before the scheduled start time
We need to know where you are so please be present at all classes and meals according to the schedule
Instructors present on the camp are responsible for their students behaviour and are expected to help in supervision etc
Nobody is to leave the premises without informing the camp organisers  
Under 18s are not allowed off the premises for the duration of the camp  
Evening consultations are by request/appointment - you can request an instructor to work with you or a small group on a specific discipline 
No alcohol, no smoking, no illegal substances, no inappropriate contact  
Bedrooms buildings are strictly separated male and female.  
Participants are asked to bring their own pillow, sleeping bag or bed sheet and quilt  

Don't leave any valuables/money in dorms - please give to instructor to take care of


Stephen Ryan


Advertising for Additional Officers for World Championships

Advertising for Additional Officers for World Championships

The Organising committee for the ITF World Championships 2017 would like to invite applications for the following Officer positions for the World Championships 2017 and for General Volunteers. Please apply in writing to by the deadline of July 22nd 2016. 

Arena Officer, Merchandise Officer, Entertainments Officer, PR TV & Media Officer, General Volunteers. Click more for full details of roles:

Arena Officer

The role will encompass the following duties:

•       Work with the organising committee in planning the setup and breakdown of the competition arena including budget and sourcing providers

•       Liaise with the organizing committee and service providers to prepare a schedule for delivery and setup of all hired equipment

•       Liaise with those storing ITA equipment to arrange delivery and collection

•       Work with volunteer officer to schedule duties for volunteers in setup and breakdown

•       Work with hotel porters and staff to schedule their work

•       Assure delivery of a competition ready arena within the timeframe allotted (fully set up by morning of 9th October 2017)

•       Ensure the arena is fully returned to its original condition by 16th October 2017.

•       Any and all re-arrangement of facilities needed during the event itself


Such other work as may become necessary


Merchandise Officer


The role will encompass the following duties:

•       Plan and set up the retail area

•       Supervise the organizers merchandising outlets in the retail area and those staffing them

•       Prepare financial reports each evening for the organizing committee

•       Break down and clear up the retail area


Entertainments Officer


The role will encompass the following duties:

•       Coordinate and plan the entertainments, displays, speakers, MC and dignitaries for the opening ceremony

•       Plan the ITF VIP banquet and Award Ceremony including venue hire, menus, entertainment, transport etc.

•       Coordinate and plan the MC, speakers, ITF dignitaries and flag ceremony for the closing ceremony

•       Organise after parties at Citywest for juniors and seniors


PR, TV & Media Officer


The role will encompass the following duties:

· Work with the Organising Committee in advance of the championships to ensure the widest exposure possible for our event

· Connect with media outlets, national television, online media distributors to ensure coverage of the event

· Work with Citywest Hotel and our media partner to arrange live streaming of the event

· Produce content (text, images and video) for our social media and websites

· Advocate for the image, marketability and the 'story' values of our event at all planning meetings / briefing sessions / volunteer training days etc.

· Form strong links with the Organising Committee and Volunteer Officers ensuring all news is leveraged

· Such other work as may become necessary




The role will encompass the following duties:

Arrive in advance of arena set up for briefing and training

Assist in set up of competition arena

Assist in decoration of hotel and conference rooms

Duties during the event include:

·      Marshalling the arena, spectator access and competitor warm up area

·      Arena maintenance and medal awarding

·      Scoring system operator

·      Setup for congress

Arena breakdown and tidy up

After party preparation

Stephen Ryan


Summer Black Belt Test

Summer Black Belt Test

This is to inform you that the ITA Summer Black Belt test will take place on one day, Sunday June 12th for ALL CANDIDATES testing from 1st to 5th degree.

The venue is North Mon, Nth Monastery Rd, Cork. Candidates to arrive at 9am to complete payment of fees and we will start as soon as registration is complete.


Please see below panels and groups for this Sundays Black Belt test. Examiners are asked to use this info to complete your scoring forms. You can download it from the ITA website here;

Remember all candidates will test on Sun Jun

Stephen Ryan


2 new Masters in ITA

2 new Masters in ITA

The ITA board of directors would like ot congratulate our two newest Masters and our two newest 6th degrees following a senior grading on June 3rd 2016. Following a very thorough testing by Grandmaster Lan and Grandmaster Bos, big congratulations go to Ms. Annie Kinsella 6th Degree, Mr. Declan McMullen 6th degree, Master Mark Buckley 7th Degree and Master Stephen Cooley 7th degree. Our organisation continues to go from strenght on so many levels. 

Stephen Ryan


ITA host the 25th IUC in Dublin

ITA host the 25th IUC in Dublin

Report of the 25th IUC, Dublin, Ireland.

The 25th ITF IUC took place in the Citywest Hotel & Convention Centre, Dublin on June 4th & 5th hosted by the Irish Taekwon-Do Association (ITA), NA for the ITF and AETF in Ireland and hosts of the 2017 ITF World Championships in the same venue. 138 participants attended the course from 24 countries (See list below), with eighteen 7th Dan masters and four 8th Dan Masters participating on the course. It was an opportunity to up skill umpiring knowledge and practice ahead of the upcoming ITF World events; ITF World Cup in Budapest in October 2016 and ITF World Championships in Dublin Ireland in October 2017. The ITF Umpire committee conducted the course, with the presence of the ITF Tournament committee, as well as ITF Director Grandmaster Bos and ITF Technical committee member Grandmaster Lan giving their guidance. Members of the AETF umpire committee were also present on the course.

Stephen Ryan