THF to send first ever refugee team to taekwondo G1 tournament

AMMAN, Jordan (July 5, 2018) – THF will send a refugee team from the Azraq Taekwondo Academy to participate in the upcoming 2018 El Hassan Cup International Open G1. Nine students from the academy, of which 2 girls, will take part in the competition which will be held from the 5th to the 8th of July in Amman, Jordan’s capital city.

This will be the first in taekwondo history during which an entire refugee team participates in a G1 tournament. Taking part in such an event will serve as an unforgettable experience for young refugee athletes from Azraq, who have been training hard and who are extremely motivated to do well.

The academy’s head coach Asif Sabah will accompany the selected students along with THF MENA coordinator Farah Al Assad as they travel from Azraq to Amman to compete with numerous taekwondo athletes from around the region. Find us on Facebook and Instragram to receive live updates from our students at the tournament.


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