Thames Valley Taekwon-Do

Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ.


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NEWS

Thames Valley Taekwon-Do club leads the way with new Safeguarding Code

Local Thames Valley club, Thames Valley Taekwon-Do School, is leading the charge in sports safeguarding, having successfully attained the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts “mark”.

Achieving the Safeguarding Code, demonstrates Thames Valley Taekwon-Do School’s, commitment to upholding its duty-of-care to the community and young people and recognises Thames Valley Taekwon-Do School, as a martial arts provider that has reached and effectively maintained good safeguarding standards. The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts has been created so that parents and carers can clearly identify a martial arts provider that have demonstrated that they have reached and maintained good safeguarding standards and can make informed decisions when selecting a club for their child. 

Sue Harrison, Stakeholder Marketing at the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts said:

“We are delighted to see that so many clubs, including Thames Valley Taekwon-Do School, have successfully attained the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts. 

“When making choices about martial arts schools, parents and carers can easily determine, and be reassured that clubs in their local area are committed to safeguarding and upholding safe practices for their children if they display the Safeguarding Code ‘mark’.”

Andy Whiteley, Senior Master VIII Degree and Head Coach at Thames Valley Taekwon-Do School, said:

“I’m incredibly proud that the school has been awarded this Code of Conduct. It has been a lengthy process to attain this award and the completion of all the requirements shows our commitment to providing a safe environment for everyone to enjoy our martial art.”

Developed in consultation with Sport England, representatives from martial arts governing bodies, and leading safeguarding experts, the Code is funded by the National Lottery and was launched by the Sports Minister in 2018. To date, over 150 clubs have now attained the Code.

Martial Arts clubs can upload their registration via an online portal: www.safeguardingcode.com. .

For more information about the Safeguarding Code, contact info@safeguardingcode.com

Summer 2019 Training Timetable

MONDAY

RIVERMEAD LEISURE COMPLEX, Reading RG1 8EQ

4-5pm Mini Kickers U8yrs

Beginner/White Belt students start 4pm during holiday period finishing 5pm

Yellow Belt/Novice students may continue until 5.30pm

5-7pm Children U13yrs

Open session for all grades with White/Yellow Belt students finishing 6.30pm

Green Belt/Intermediate & above students continue until 7pm

7-9pm Teen/Adults

Open technical session for all grades including preparations for Advanced/Elite students prior to National Black Belt Seminar & Grading 6-8th September.

WEDNESDAY

CRISPINS LEISURE CENTRE, Wokingham RG40 1RE

6-7.30pm Children U13yrs

All students including U8yrs Mini Kickers start 6pm during holiday period with White Belt beginners finishing 7pm

7.30-9pm Teen/Adults

Open technical session for all grades including preparations for Advanced/Elite students prior to National Black Belt Seminar & Grading 6-8th September.

THURSDAY

RIVERMEAD LEISURE COMPLEX, Reading RG1 8EQ

5-6pm Children Under 135cms Height

6-7pm Children Over 135cms Height

7-9pm Teen/Adults

Sparring specific session focussing on fitness & pad drills for all students (safety equipment required) including preparations for International competitors prior to ITF World Championships, Bulgaria 26th-31st August.

Please note there will be no training during the Reading Music Festival period from Thursday 22nd August to Monday 26th August (Bank Holiday) due to sports facility closer and throughout the final week of August.

Training recommences on Monday 2nd September, Wednesday 4th (when most schools return) and Thursday 5th September.  There will be no training on either Tuesday 3rd, Friday 6th, or Saturday 7th during this period.

Henley classes will recommence Monday 9th and Wednesday 11th September both at Henley Leisure Centre according to our new training timetable schedule.

Keep checking our official Facebook business page and website link for further updates and have a great summer break!