Taekwondo champs returning to town

November 18, 2022 BY

Kicking back: Top taekwondo fighters from across Australia will descend on Bendigo in early December. Photo: SUPPLIED

THE Australian Taekwondo National Championships will return to Bendigo for the first time since 2018.

Set for Red Energy Arena on weekend of 3 and 4 December, the event will see the country’s top fighters battle it out, including during a new fight night series.

“We’re excited to return to Bendigo with a new-look event for the local region to enjoy and the opportunity to showcase Taekwondo’s fight night in a way not seen before,” said Australian Taekwondo CEO Heather Garriock.

“Event feedback from our 2021 National Championships showed 37 per cent of state representation came from Victoria, followed by New South Wales at 28 per cent.

“We took this information into consideration when determining the location for this year’s event.”

City of Greater Bendigo mayor Cr Andrea Metcalf welcomed the return of the major event.

“We are thrilled to welcome these national championships back to Bendigo, having previously hosted this event from 2016-2018,” she said.

“Our city has an established reputation of hosting state, national and international sporting competitions, and we are grateful for any opportunity to have people visit and stay in our region.”