Winter Grading and AGM report
The Irish National Taekwon-Do Association (INTA) held their 2015 Winter Grading and AGM on Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th of December in the Anner Hotel, Thurles, Co Tipperary.
The Black Belt grading was segmented into those presenting for first degrees and those presenting for second degree and above. Those presenting for first degrees were tested by the INTA Sabum panel which was chaired by Mr Alan Troy and included Mr Tony Maguire, Mr John Ng, Dave Elson and Mr John Moffit. The Master panel which consisted of Master Brendan O'Toole, Master Val Douglas and Master Gerry Martin then tested the senior members
In total, over 40 members
This grading saw three generations of one particular family present for 6th degree, 5th degree and 2nd Degree. The Connor family, headed by Mr Tom Connor, run their club in Drogheda and the three members successfully passed the grading. Mr Tom Connor, 78 years young, was an inspiration to onlookers as he achieved his 6th degree.
The AGM was held the following morning and was attended by 34 instructors from all over the country. The AGM was officially opened by President Master Brendan O'Toole who thanked each of their instructors for their hard work and participation over the past year. Master O'Toole followed with a review of the key events of 2015 including the various events that were held by the INTA and attended by INTA representatives. Ms Troy then went through the administrative calendar of the year, reviewing the events of 2015 and discussing events and key dates for 2016. Instructors were given the opportunity to discuss a variety of ideas and suggestions and a very productive and informative morning was had by all.
The INTA would like to thank all of it's instructors and students for a very productive year and would like to wish them and their families a very merry Christmas.
The 2016 INTA Representatives are:
President: Master Brendan O'Toole
Vice President: Master Val Douglas
Treasurer: Mr Liam Carberry
General Secretary: Ms Amy-Jane Troy
Area Rep: Mr Alan Troy
Area Rep: Mr Jeroen Wezelman
Area Rep: Ms Nicole Douglas
Children's Officer: Ms Maguerite MacDonagh
Anti-doping Officer: Mr.= Mick Grogan
Event co-ordinators: Mr Matthew Troy and Mr Gareth Curran
Webmaster: Mr Stuart O'Reilly
Membership Officer: Ms Lucia McCarthy
Tournament Director: Mr Jeroen Wezelman
Umpire Chair: Mr Nigel Stobie