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World Champs: 2009 Argentina


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Journalist / Photographer Position Announced

Congratulations to Mr Doug Hanna - who has again been appointed the official New Zealand Journalist / Photographer for the upcoming World Championships in Argentina.

As in the past, Mr Hanna will no doubt perform to the highest level of reporting and photography, and is already in the process of setting up pages so you can tune in on all the pre-tourmanet action, including trials and trainings. Watch this space.


ITFNZ has confirmed funding for three umpires to represent ITFNZ at the ITF World Champs in Mar Del Plata, Argentina (26-29 November 2009).  Applications for selection as a funded NZ umpire are now being sought.  

Applicants must hold a current ITF umpires qualification and be available to travel to Mar Del Plata to arrive no later than November 24th – there is a compulsory umpires meeting on the afternoon of November 25th.  ITFNZ will fund the value of one return airfare from Auckland to Mar del Plata for each selected umpire.  Other travel and accommodation costs (including internal NZ travel to/from Auckland, and any other international travel by the umpire before or after the champs) will not be funded by ITFNZ.  The ITF will pay for 5 night’s hotel accommodation including full board from Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 to Monday November 30th, 2009.  Applicants should therefore assume that they will have to pay for accommodation in Mar Del Plata on the night of the 24th November.

Applications including TKD CV’s (tailored to umpiring expertise and experience) should be forwarded in electronic format to the Tournaments Director no later than May 15th for consideration.

World Champs Website Launched


February Camp Application | April Camp Application

We have now finalised the dates for the World Championship Camps for 2009. All camps and trials will be held at Taupo College on Spa Rd Taupo.

Attached are the registration forms for the Feb and April Camps, they must be completed and forwarded to Mr Yates by the required date as mentioned below.

The dates for the camps prior to the trials are as follows:

  • 13th to 15th February 2009 [note date change]
    Registration form to Mr Yates by 23rd January 2009
  • 17th to 19th April 2009
    Registration form to Mr Yates by 27th March 2009
  • Trials 29th to 31st May 2009
    Application to Mr Yates by 31st March 2009
    After selection the dates for the camps for the NZ Team  are as follows:
  • 31st July to 2nd August 2009
  • 2nd to 4th October 2009
  • 6th to 8th November 2009

Application form | Code of Conduct Juniors | Code of Conduct Seniors | Registration form Dec 2008

A reminder to all students considering trialling for the World Championships in Argentina, November 2009 that they should be attending the World Champs Camp over the weekend 12th - 14th December 2008. If they are unable to attend they should email Mr Ballard (NZ Team Coach) dave.ballard@inspire.net.nz of their interest and any reason why they cannot attend.

The first camp for those interested in trialling for the World Championships in Argentina November 2009 is going to be held at Taupo College from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th December 2008.  Must register for this camp by Friday 30th November 2008.


To attend any of the training camps (not including the trials) the following must be completed:

  1. Complete the registration form for the particular Camp (Eg, Registration form Dec 2008).
  2. Complete code conduct form for the campaign (this needs to be completed prior to the 1st camp you attend, not for every camp)
  3. Pay the fees prior to the camp unless otherwise arranged with Team Manager (Mike Yates) or Assistant Manager (Mrs Tanya Katene). Cheques should be made out to ITFNZ World Champs 2009 and mailed with registration form c/o NZ Team Manager, 20 Burfield Place, Palmerston North. Those that choose to pay directly into the bank account the account details are as follows:


To attend the trials you must complete the following:

  1. Complete the application form and mail this form to c/o NZ Team Manager, 20 Burfield Place, Palmerston North.
  2. The application fee (non refundable) of $100.00 is required.  Cheques should be made out to ITFNZ World Champs 2009 and mailed with this application form c/o NZ Team Manager.
  3. Application form and fee must be forwarded to Team Manager by Tuesday 31st March 2009.

Code of conduct form must be completed prior to the student attending the 1st training camp, there will be no exceptions. If you want to discuss the Code of Conduct form don’t hesitate to contact either Mr Ballard or Mr Yates.


The trials are expected to be held in late May or early June 2009; this will depend on the availability of the facilities at Taupo College.


There will be a total of 6 training camps, 3 before and 3 after the trials; again dates for these will depend on the availability of the facilities at Taupo College.


All camps and trials will be held at Taupo College situated on Spa Rd, Taupo.  Those with special dietary needs please let Team Management know before the commencement of the camp, for catering purposes.


I am expecting to finalise the dates for the training camps and trials shortly, once organised I will post the dates on the ITFNZ Web Site. Those wanting to trial are expected to attend the training camps, if you are unable to attend you are required to speak to Mr Ballard.


Those wanting to attend the camps that live in the South Island if you want get flights to Wellington or Auckland (cheaper than flying to Taupo) I’m sure students attending the camps from those cities will provide transport to and from Taupo.

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