Update from the Manager - 16 June 2008:
Many of the ITFNZ team have made their own travel arrangements - thanks. Could all people intending on traveling with Mr Steve Pellow & Chris Henry please email me with the details, eg number of seats required & if they intend on staying on with us by 20/06/06.
The plan at this point is to leave on the 10th October & return 25/26 th October with a couple of days sightseeing after the World Cup. We will require Passport details as well eg full name that is on the passport (as we require correct spelling they can send us a copy of their passport if they wish).
Mrs Chris Henry - Manager
UPDATE - APRIL 2008
Next training Saturday 26th April 2-4 pm for all those
going to Italy.
M Papakura. $1 donation to cover hall cost.
Mr Steve Pellow
UPDATE - MARCH 2008
Thank you to all those who attended the training and meeting held on
8th March 2008.
The meeting covered the following points:
- The World Cup is open to anyone, blue belt and above, however it should
be noted that it is an international competition and you should be well
prepared for it.
- Rules for the World Cup are available on the ITF
Website here. Please read them. Also read Information
- We would like to travel together as a team to Italy. We have received
several quotes, all around $2600. We will look
over the quotes and try and choose the best one in terms of price /
stop overs / internal travel and so on. After the tournament, you are
free to holiday and make your own way back to New Zealand.
- If you wish to make your own travel arrangements that's fine, but
we would like to enter all competitors as one team from ITFNZ and have
the oranisers arrange our accommodation.
- Auckland based Training sessions are being organised by Mr Pellow
and dates for these will be announced on the page soon.
- We are lookingin ideas for a team jacket / shirt. Any ideas please
let us know.
We now need to start getting a list of names together of those intending
travelling to Italy. Please fill out the REGISTRATION
FORM now and watch
this page as we publish the list of names.
Mrs Chris Henry | Mr Steve Pellow
UPDATE - FEBRUARY 2008
A meeting is called by all those ITFNZ members intending
participating in the ITF World Cup.
Saturday 8th March 2008
3.00 - 5.00 pm
Paul M Papakura
There will be a short training session first, followed
by a meeting. Family members welcome of course. THose out of Auckland
or if you can not make this meeting, please let Mrs Henry know so you
can be forwarded all the information in the future. Please spread the
work.. and don't forget your dobok.
UPDATE - JANUARY 2008
We are please to announce that Mrs
Chris Henry has accepted
the position of Manager for the Kiwis competing at the World Cup. Mrs
Henry will be co-ordinating travel, accommodation and entries for those
that require it. Please contact Mrs Henry if you are intending competing
at the World Cup: dccbsp@xtra. Ph Ph: 09 298
7231 or mob: 027 221 0570.
It is not compolsory to travel all together as a team,
as some clubs may wish to do their own thing. However, please keep in
touch with Mrs Henry so she knows what your arrangements are and who
Here is the latest information from the organisers:
bullettin | Invitation | Event
UPDATE - NOVEMBER 2007
There is a lot of interest in the 2008 World Cup. We have a number of
updates about the tournament but as yet these are un-confirmed. Please
check back here over the next few weeks for more details.
Please also note that according to the rules published on the ITF website,
the tournament is open to 12 year olds and older, blue belt and above.
Any members under the age of 18 would have to be accompanied by their
parent or caregiver.
Anyone intending attending the 2008 World Cup must at least compete
in the Oceanias to qualify. You can enter for the Oceans now here.
Proposed changes to rules for 2008 World Cup:
- Special Techniques will be added to the competition including a new
event - flying high side kick
- to reduce the competition
floors to 8x8 meters
- to change the optional
pattern to designated pattern in the eliminations
Members from ITFNZ are attending the 3rd ITF
World Cup. Competitors must be blue belt and above and can compete in
patterns, sparring and pre-arranged free sparring. Note that the team
is not a "New Zealand Team", as anyone can enter, regardless
of experience or ability. Those competing will represent ITFNZ. The tournament
is an event where many "clubs" or "organisations" enter,
often many from each Country. The tournament is a great experience for
those who are serious about competition.
Steve Pellow has been appointed Coach of the ITFNZ team to travel to
Italy for the ITF World Cup 2008.
There will be no compulsory training sessions leading up
to the World Cup, however Mr Pellow will no doubt have extra sessions
closer to the time for those that want to take part. The coaching role
is more to support those competing at the actual competititon,
seconding and offering coaching advice. Other Instructors are free
to also coach their own members before and during competition.
Grant from Minister of Sport & Recreation
Those attending are already off to a good start, receiving
$2000 from Mr Trevor Mallard. Download Letter.