Home / News / British Taekwondo South (BTS) recognised by GB Taekwondo as latest ‘Talent Club’.

British Taekwondo South (BTS) recognised by GB Taekwondo as latest ‘Talent Club’.


GB Taekwondo is delighted to announce its latest addition to its ‘Talent Club’ initiative.

British Taekwondo South, from Southampton has following a period of collaborative work been officially recognised as a GB Taekwondo ‘Talent Club’.

The club formed in 1981 by lead coach Joe Brown and supported by a team of dedicated coaches and administrators has worked through a revised ‘Talent Club’ process during the summer and early autumn to document and display the necessary qualities to be regarded by GB Taekwondo as a ‘Talent Club’.

The club has significantly contributed to the GB Talent Pathway in recent years with players such as Ben Haines and Archie Waldock currently part of the GB Taekwondo Academy in Manchester.  Significantly the club has also developed Gareth Brown who forms part of the GB Taekwondo Academy coaching staff.

BTS now join Gurumu, Kang Han, Scorpion and Team Academy as a Talent Club and share with them the opportunity to contribute to the continued success of GB Taekwondo and also benefit from a closer relationship with GB Taekwondo and its staff.

The Talent Club initiative has the aspiration of supporting a connected community of clubs and coaches that prioritise Sport Taekwondo and have a proven track record of developing performance potential and high performance athletes.  By bringing together forward thinking clubs and their respective coaching networks the vision is to support and enhance the existing learning and training environments that clubs provide for their highest potential athletes.  Selected clubs will have the opportunity to significantly contribute to the continuous progression of the GB Taekwondo developmental pathway from grassroots through to high performance. 

The intention is to continue growing the network of Talent Clubs with conversations currently taking place with a number of clubs who have expressed an interest in contributing to the network.  Visits to these clubs are currently ongoing with the outcome that a small number will be invited to work towards evidencing the necessary attributes in early 2016 before they can be officially recognised as a GB Taekwondo endorsed Talent Club.

Further rounds of recruitment are planned for Spring/Summer 2016.

Everyone at GB Taekwondo applauds and congratulates BTS on achieving ‘Talent Club’ status and look forward to working alongside the club, its players, coaches and management team in the future.

To learn more about BTS please follow the below link to their website   



Leave a Comment

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt

Start typing and press Enter to search