The weekend included a Squad Development session and Masters Training session and the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Mr and Mrs Swain went along, joined by Mr T Bailey and Mr A Bailey.
On Sunday there was a 2-hour seminar with three Masters from ITF-England - Master Symonds (7th Degree), Master McKenna (8th Degree, ITF-England President) and Master Anderson (8th Degree). PUMA had 5 members training - 4 from Swain Taekwon-Do! Mr & Mrs Swain, and the Baileys. The session started with a good warm-up from Master McKenna followed by each of the three Masters covering a colour belt pattern or two with their own focus for improvements. The session finished with splitting into grade groups to cover relevant black belt patterns.
The weekend closed with the AGM; a meeting for the board to present their reports from 2019 and plans for 2020. The meeting was very informative, giving a great deal of insight into how ITF-England is run. This included the targets the National Team coaches set themselves, how funds are spent, and initiatives like the 'Girls Who Kick' programme. The future looks very bright for ITF-England.
A full report from the weekend can be found on the All Europe Taekwon-Do Federation website.