This year, to facilitate communication, we will be posting State Team information on this QKA website under the State Team section above.
To begin the process and nominate yourself for membership on the team please visit the State Team Online Nomination Form. This form needs to be filled out on-line prior to 5:00pm, Friday 24 March. The nomination fee, which is non-refundable, is:
1st Family member – $175.00
2nd Family member – $155.00
3rd and subsequent Family members – $135.00
A regional fee structure is available for central and north Queensland athletes. Payment is to be made through PAYPAL via a link on the form. Your nomination will not be accepted without payment.
Individuals and Parents/Guardians must fill out this form themselves. Unlike previous years, HOS, Coaches and QKA Members should not fill in the form on the behalf of others. Individuals who are not immediate family members must fill in the form separately and are not eligible for the discounted family rate.
By nominating, you are indicating your availability for Queensland team selection. It does not mean that you have been selected. Your nomination is also subject to final confirmation from your Head of Style, which we will seek to obtain on your behalf. The State Team will be announced at 5:00 pm, Friday 31 March on the QKA website.
The Head coach is Steven Kelly who is also the Head Kata Coach. The Head Kumite Coach is Robyn Choi. They are supported by a number of State and assistant coaches. Nauria Hampton will be the Team Manager who will be working with Alan Key, QKA Treasurer.
Your nomination fee covers expenses incurred in providing administrative, team management and coaching facilities and services during the Nationals (August 4 -6), and leading up to it.
Should you nominate and not be selected, you may still participate in team training sessions.
Team training is compulsory for team members. You must also compete in the QKA’s Invitational Tournament May 20-21. There are 10 Kumite team training sessions and 7 Kata training sessions:
March 25 – Kumite only
April 29 – Kumite only
May 27 – Kumite only
June 3 – Kumite and Kata
June 10 – Kumite and Kata
June 17 – Kumite and Kata
July 8 – Kumite and Kata
July 15 – Kumite and Kata
July 22 – Kumite and Kata
July 29 – Kumite and Kata
The QKA website calendar and Facebook page has more details including session time:
Additional information relating to training protocols and procedures will be posted in the coming weeks.