Congratulations to the Hugely Successful Australian Team to the 2013 Unified World Championships held in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom this month. Mr Sutherland, Mrs Vertessy, Mr Mott, Miss Bromley and of course myself returned from an inspiring performance as part of the most successful Team ever fielded at a World Championship! Ever!
The Team including myself as the National Coach totaled 21 Competitors 6 dedicated support staff and officials and a further 5 supporters whom between us brought back a total of 68 medals including 9 Individual Gold, 3 Individual Silver and 12 Individual Bronze, a further 7 Team Gold, 3 Team Silver and a further 3 Team Bronze meant the haul of medals was Massive! We flew back 6 New World Champions and two of us, myself and Sabum Andrea Smith from Townsville were crowned Male and Female Veteran Champion of Champions and now sport massive Trophies for the Title!
Just quietly, I'm chuffed. As chuffed as both a competitor and a coach could ever be. As a competitor I've found myself floating home a Triple World Champion. As a Coach, I had the honour of shepherding Australia's most Successful Team ever fielded at an ITF World Championship! The most Glorious part of all is the friends and Taekwon-Do Family that came and shared it all with me, they too get their very own take-home experience that I believe we'll hold onto for a very long time to come. For that, I thank you for sharing! :D
Sabum Scott Bower