Team launches fight to raise funds

A FIGHTING stance has been adopted by Perth and Evandale taekwondo clubs as they fund-raise for world championships in October.

Each year the Northern Midlands branch of Flanagan and Chugg Taekwondo takes a team to Sydney to compete in various competitions.

Efforts this year will be magnified by the club as the International Sports Karate Association's multi-discipline world championships is staged.

Evandale instructor Roger Howard said his team would be in attendance, and it wouldn't be there to make up numbers.

The club's family-oriented nature was what made it accessible and fun, Howard said.

He said its push to see parents and children train together gave training sessions a welcoming vibe, although it also meant that costs could be prohibitive when it came to team travel.

A proactive fund-raising approach from members, and a growing list of Tasmanian sponsors, should help to see the club on its way.

Personalised instruction from Launceston-based women's point sparring taekwondo world champion Brandi-Lee Ryan will also help to give the club an edge in competition.

A disco fund-raiser will be held at the Perth Community Centre this Saturday in aid of the club's efforts.

For more information about the event, call Roger Howard on 6344 4363 or go to www.flanaganchugg.com.au.

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WHAT: Flanagan and Chugg Taekwondo fund-raising disco.

WHERE: Perth Community Centre, Fairtlough Street, Perth.

WHEN: This Saturday, 6pm to 10pm.

Flanagan and Chugg Taekwondo instructor Roger Howard is fund-raising with his Evandale class to compete at an international level in Sydney.

Flanagan and Chugg Taekwondo instructor Roger Howard is fund-raising with his Evandale class to compete at an international level in Sydney.

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