Sports Taekwondo Australia

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Sports Taekwondo Australia Ltd
AbbreviationSTA or STAL
AffiliationWorld Taekwondo
Regional affiliationOceania Taekwondo Union
ChairmanJohn Walker
CEOJohn Gradisar
Official website

Sports Taekwondo Australia Ltd, also known as STA, is the governing body for the sport of taekwondo in Australia.[1][2]


Taekwondo Australia (TA) and Sports Taekwondo Australia (STA) were once two separate organizations for Taekwondo in Australia.[3] In 2013 the two bodies signed a Heads of Agreement which culminated in a merger in 2014.


Sports Taekwondo Australia is affiliated to the Oceania Taekwondo Union (OTU) and World Taekwondo and is recognised by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC).[4][5]


  1. ^ "Merger puts taekwondo on the right path". Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Important STA announcement on Merger negotiations with TA" (PDF). Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Sports Taekwondo Australia merge with Taekwondo Australia - Sports Business Insider". Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  4. ^ Nick Butler. "Australian taekwondo bodies merged into unified organisation". - Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games News. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Olympic sports facing cuts". Retrieved 3 January 2015.

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