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AETA Open English Championships 2023
AETA Open English Championships 2023

Sat, 14 Oct

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The Dolphin, Haywards Heath

AETA Open English Championships 2023

ENTRY CLOSES: Friday 6th October at Midnight Enter Here https://gracchus.co.uk:8443/fmi/webd/AETACompMaster?script=GoEntry Saturday 14th Coloured Belts Sunday 15th Black Belts Belts

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Time & Location

14 Oct 2023, 07:30 – 15 Oct 2023, 21:00

The Dolphin, Haywards Heath, Pasture Hill Rd, Haywards Heath RH16 1LY, UK

About the event

ALL INFO CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE

https://aeta.uk/build/aeta-open-english-championships-2023/

AETA OPEN ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIPS

14th/15th October 2023

ENTRY CLOSES: Friday 6th October at Midnight

This event is only open to ITF members affiliated to the ITF https://itftkd.sport . The exception is if outside groups are interested in having an opportunity to experience our ITF events with a view to applying to join the ITF or ITF England. If this is the case please email us at secretarygeneral@aeta.uk (mailto:secretarygeneral@aeta.uk) then we will contact ITF England or the NA from the country applying.

AGE RANGES – Male and Female Categories split

Under 9yrs Child (must be 8 years and under on the day of the event) 9-11yrs Cadets (must be 9-11 years on the day of the event) 12-14yrs Pre-Juniors (must be 12-14 years on the day of the event) 15-17yrs Juniors (must be 15-17 years on the day of the event) 18-35yrs Adults (must be 18-35 years on the day of the event) 36yrs+ Seniors (must be 36 years + on the day of the event or can choose to enter the 18-35 years as a 35 year old but cannot do both)

ENTRY FEES Only clubs can enter this event and not associations. Apply with your school name and instructor, once accepted you will be able to apply to enter this event. Under 9yrs/9-11yrs/12-14yrs/15-17yrs/36yrs+ (up to 3 events) £40 15-17yrs/18-35yrs Black Belts (up to 4 events) £50

Spectator Fees

Spectator fees are a single price which covers for two days. You can purchase them online in advance at a cheaper rate. These fees go towards covering the costs for the umpires.

4yrs and under Free

5-15yrs £3 on the door (£2 in advance)

16yrs+ £5 on the door (£4 in advance)

Coaches Fees

If students or black belts are only coaching (not competing) then the fee is £15. If they are competing on one of the days or umpired on the Saturday then the coaches fee is waivered. Colour belts coaching on the Saturday and competing on the Sunday can weigh in early to receive their wristband. These fees go towards covering the costs for the umpires. Coaches must be at least 15 years old and coaches passes are non transferrable.

Coaches Attire Club T-shirt, track suit trousers, socks, training shoes and a towel. No coaching in dobok allowed.

Referees We would like to encourage all Black Belts to umpire on the Saturday so only Colour Belts will be coaching. All Black Belts are asked to umpire to ensure fairness and a smooth running of the event.

With the Black Belts competing on the Sunday we want to encourage the best referees & those willing to gain valuable experience umpiring at a high level, this is an ideal opportunity for umpires to showcase their skills and experience to give them the opportunity to umpire at international events in the future. We will pay the referees compensation to attend this event on this day as only 42 umpires will be accepted through the online application process for the Sunday event. To be a Jury President you will need to be a minimum class A or B, to be a Centre referee you will need to be a minimum class A or B and to be a referee you can be at least a class C. Class D (trained 1st/2nd Kups) can also referee and be jury members for experience.

Class A/B Jury President £75 for the day Class A/B Centre Referee or Referee £50 for the day Class C Referee £30 for the day

On registration your ITF umpire number will be required and your bank details to be able to receive payment. You may still referee without your umpire number without receiving compensation if you wish and some lower certified umpires may be given the opportunity to be a Centre Referee or Jury President.

We all appreciate our competitors having the best umpires, so the money raised from spectator and coaches fees will go towards paying the compensation for our umpires who work throughout the day.

Applications will open on 19th June 2023 and close on 15th September, you will be notified immediately once accepted. You will be able to apply on the website www.aeta.uk.

Dress Code – Navy blue suit, white shirt, navy blue tie, white socks, white trainers, pen. For Class D (1st/2nd Kup) Dark trousers, white shirt (no tie), white socks, trainers.

ELECTRONIC SCORING We have developed our own electronic scoring system that we will be using on each ring at this event with TV screens showing the scores live, this will be active both days. Umpires will have the opportunity to learn and use this system, we will have flags and clickers on standby if required.

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DRAW SYSTEM FOR PATTERN AND SPARRING We are using a re-qualification system that means if a competitor loses a round then they will compete again in the Bronze medal draw where two bronze medals will be up for grabs. In the case of 3 competitors in a draw it will be a round robin, with four competitors it means after losing the first round they will still compete for Bronze, once a competitor loses two bouts then they are out of the draw. 15-17yrs & 18-35yrs Black Belts will compete in leagues.

There will be up to 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals available for each division unless there are 4 in a category or in special technique or power test less than 3 competitors are successful in passing the first round. These special medals are custom made, exclusive AETA medals with OPEN ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2023 written on the ribbon.

Only medals that are won can go towards points for overall competitors and Club awards. Medals will still be handed out though in categories of 4 or less in the 11yrs and under age ranges, that will not count towards overall points. Overall champions from each age range and from all three events will receive a special overall trophy.

There will be 3 overall club trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. This is only available for clubs and not for associations who amalgamate students under one name.

By competing in this event, competitors will:

• Wear ITF dobok • Accept the competition schedule • Accept that the organizers may modify/merge a division and/or category based on the numbers of competitors by one division/category only • Accept the ITF Rules unless they differ according to these rules

SCHEDULE

Friday 13th October (at The Dolphin) 18.00-20.00 Early registration and weigh in (all ages and grades)

Saturday 14th October 8.30am Umpires arrival 8.30am-9.30am Registration for Under 9yrs and 9-11yrs 10.00am Competition Starts for Under 9yrs and 9-11yrs 12.00pm-2.00pm Registration for 12-14yrs, optional registration for 15-17yrs, Adults & Seniors 2.30pm Competition Starts for 12-14yrs

Sunday 15th October

8.30am Umpires arrival 8.30am-9.30am Registration for 15-17yrs, Adults, & Seniors 10.00am Competition Starts

VENUE AND DIRECTIONS

VENUE

The Dolphin, Haywards Heath, RH16 1LY (score.lateral.questions – What3Words) Tel: 01444 457337

AIRPORT The closest airport to Haywards Heath is Gatwick which is just 12.7 miles away (25 minutes by car)

TRAIN There is a train station which is within .3 miles from the venue that servicing London Victoria, Cambridge and Brighton. You can also travel to Haywards Heath directly by train from Gatwick airport that takes 10mins.

https://www.southernrailway.com/journey/gatwick-airport-to-haywards-heath

TUNNEL If Arriving by Eurotunnel the venue is one and a half hours away (80 miles)

PARKING Car Parking is a serious issue at The Dolphin as the car park is extremely busy most of the time. Therefore there will be limited parking for our event. Chargeable parking is available nearby and at the multi storey car park in Haywards Heath Station just a 5-7 minute walk away. Or you can also use the Town Centre’s car parks.

Care Park - Haywards Heath Car Park, Harlands Rd, Haywards Heath RH16 1PG

NCP Harlands Road Car Park, Harlands Rd, Haywards Heath RH16 1LS

HOTEL Please book early

Premier Inn Haywards Heath (.5 miles from the venue) 10 mins walking distance from the venue https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/west-sussex/haywards-heath/haywards-heath.html?ARRdd=14&ARRmm=10&ARRyyyy=2023&NIGHTS=1&ROOMS=1&ADULT1=2&CHILD1=0&COT1=0&INTTYP1=DB&BRAND=PI

Birch Hotel Haywards Heath (1.7 miles from the venue) https://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/birchhotel.html?selected_currency=GBP&label=olr%3ACjwKCAiAjPyfBhBMEiwAB2CCItCznlGhzSX9g2qH3sDAZDTah6B1CC4lrMo4YA7vSFtzdtjelu9NfBoCVV8QAvD_BwE&checkin=2023-10-14&auth_success=1&checkout=2023-10-15&aid=1250365

The Wheatsheaf Inn Cuckfield (1.1 miles from the venue) https://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/the-wheatsheaf-inn-cuckfield.en-gb.html?aid=356930&label=metagha-link-MRGB-hotel-6156318_dev-desktop_los-1_bw-4_dow-Sunday_defdate-1_room-0_gstadt-2_rateid-public_aud-0_gacid-14528995839_mcid-50_ppa-1_clrid-0_ad-1_gstkid-0_checkin-20230305__lp-1006666_r-4431002421859963145&sid=1897ef1791148045668b48c6cb35959b&all_sr_blocks=615631802_242358418_2_1_0;checkin=2023-10-14;checkout=2023-10-15;dest_id=-2593819;dest_type=city;dist=0;group_adults=2;group_children=0;hapos=1;highlighted_blocks=615631802_242358418_2_1_0;hpos=1;matching_block_id=615631802_242358418_2_1_0;no_rooms=1;req_adults=2;req_children=0;room1=A%2CA;sb_price_type=total;sr_order=popularity;sr_pri_blocks=615631802_242358418_2_1_0__8415;srepoch=1677689748;srpvid=a2bb77087a150305;type=total;ucfs=1&#hotelTmpl

Travelodge Hickstead (6.2 miles from the venue) https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/35/Hickstead-hotel?checkIn=05/03/2023&checkOut=06/03/2023&rooms[0][adults]=2&r

ooms[0][children]=0&utm_source=GHF&utm_medium=GHF&utm_campaign=GB0722GHF

Premier Inn Uckfield (11.2 miles from the venue) https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/east-sussex/uckfield/uckfield.html

CATEGORIES & EVENTS

PATTERN

Under 9yrs Child Male and Female separated Separated into all belt colours – 1 optional pattern (from their belt colour)

9-11yrs Cadet Male and Female separated Separated into all belt colours – 1 optional pattern (from their belt colour)

12-14yrs Pre-Junior Male and Female separated Separated into all belt colours – 1 designated pattern (of the lowest grade) Black Belts – 1 designated pattern from the lowest degree

15-17yrs Junior Male and Female separated Separated into all belt colours – 1 designated pattern (of the lowest grade) Black Belts separated in degrees – 1 designated pattern from their degree performed in leagues

18-35yrs Adult Male and Female separated Separated into all belt colours – 1 designated pattern (of the lowest grade) Black Belts separated in degrees – 1 designated pattern from their degree performed in leagues

36yrs+ Senior Male and Female separated Separated into all belt colours – 1 designated pattern (of the lowest grade) Black Belts – 1 designated pattern from the lowest degree

SPARRING

Under 9yrs Child Male and Female separated – 1 round of 90 seconds Up to 120cms/125cms/135cms/145cms/155cms/over 155cms

White/Yellow

Green/Blue/Red

9-11yrs Cadet Male and Female separated – 1 round of 90 seconds Up to 125cms/135cms/145cms/155cms/165cms/over 165cms

White/Yellow/Green

Blue/Red/Black

12-14yrs Pre-Junior Male – 1 round of 120 seconds Up to 40 kg/ over 40 to 46 kg/ over 46 to 52 kg/ over 52 to 58 kg/ over 58 to 64 kg/ over 64 kg

White/Yellow

Green/Blue

Red/Black Belts

(If there are no black belts then the categories will change)

12-14yrs Pre-Junior Female – 1 round of 120 seconds Up to 35 kg/ over 35 to 40 kg/ over 40 to 45 kg/ over 45 to 50 kg/ over 50 to 55 kg/ over 55 kg

White/Yellow

Green/Blue

Red/Black Belts

(If there are no black belts then the categories will change)

15-17yrs Junior Colour belt Male – 1 round of 120 seconds Up to 50 kg/ over 50 to 60 kg/ over 60 to 70 kg/ over 70 kg

White/Yellow/Green

Blue/Red

15-17yrs Junior Colour belt Female – 1 round of 120 seconds Up to 45 kg/ over 45 to 55 kg/ over 55 to 65 kg/ over 65 kg

White/Yellow/Green

Blue/Red

15-17yrs Junior Black belt Male – 1 round of 120 seconds (league) Up to 50 kg/ over 50 to 55 kg/ over 55 to 60 kg/ over 60 to 65 kg/ over 65 to 70 kg/ over 70 to 75 kg/ over 75 kg

15-17yrs Junior Black belt Female – 1 round of 120 seconds (league) Up to 45 kg/ over 45 to 49 kg/ over 49 to 53 kg/ over 53 to 57 kg/ over 57 to 61 kg/ over 61 to 65 kg/ over 65 kg

18-35yrs Adult Colour belt Male – 1 round of 120 seconds Up to 65 kg/ over 65 to 75 kg/ over 75 to 85 kg/ over 85 kg White/Yellow/Green belts, Blue/Red belts

18-35yrs Adult Black belt Male – 1 round of 120 seconds (league) Up to 57 kg/ over 57 to 63 kg/ over 63 to 69 kg/ over 69 to 75 kg/ over 75 to 81 kg/ over 81 to 87 kg/ over 87 kg

18-35yrs Adult Colour belt Female – 1 round of 120 seconds Up to 50 kg/ over 50 to 60 kg/ over 60 to 70 kg/ over 70 kg White/Yellow/Green belts, Blue/Red belts

18-35yrs Adult Black belt Female – 1 round of 120 seconds (league) Up to 50 kg/ over 50 to 55 kg/ over 55 to 60 kg/ over 60 to 65 kg/ over 65 to 70 kg/ over 70 to 75 kg/ over 75 kg

36yrs+ Senior Male – 1 round of 120 seconds Up to 68 kg/ over 68 to 76 kg/ over 76 to 84 kg/ over 84

White/Yellow/Green

Blue/Red

Black Belts

36yrs+ Senior Female – 1 round of 120 seconds Up to 60 kg/ over 60 to 67 kg/ over 67 to 74 kg/ over 74

White/Yellow/Green

Blue/Red

Black Belts

All competitors must height check/weigh in wearing a T shirt and dobok trousers only. A tolerance of .5kgs is allowed when weighing in. All competitors must be within their height/weight class, it will be possible to edit these details online up until the closing date. Any changes in weight class on the day of competing can incur a £10 charge.

COMPETITOR PROTECTION REQUIREMENTS

This is mandatory for each age category. Groin guards are compulsory for male competitors over 135cms. Glasses cannot be worn during the Sparring event unless they are specific sports glasses for contact sports.

11 yrs & below: Mouth Guard, Head Guard, Closed fingered gloves, Groin guard (Male over 135cms), Feet Pads, Shin Guards

12-14 yrs, 15-17 yrs & 18 years +: Mouth Guard, Head Guard, Closed fingered gloves, Groin guard (Male), Feet Pads (Shin pads are optional)

Mouth guards can be any colour and sparring gear does not need to be from an approved supplier, however they must follow the below standards:

• All Sparring gear must be in reasonable condition, if any equipment is falling apart then the competitor will have 3 minutes to change it.

• Closed fingered gloves: The thumb must be securely attached to the rest of the glove and detached.

• No boxing gloves allowed

• No dipped foam sparring gear is allowed except head guards.

• Boots must cover the toes and heel.

• Groin guards must be worn on the inside of the trousers.

CONTACT RULES Light contact rules apply, contact to the face is allowed in all age categories, however any hard contact to the face or body especially in the 11yrs and under age categories can result in a foul or immediate disqualification. For safety reasons we want to encourage all 11yrs and below to aim towards hitting the headguard rather than the face with light contact.

SPECIAL TECHNIQUE – 2 x Techniques

11yrs and under Colour Belts Flying Side Kick Starting height is 50% of the height category Flying High Kick Starting height is the height category + 10cms (an extra 10cms for +155cms and +165cms)

PLEASE NOTE: 2 attempts allowed one after the other on each round and each technique, no measure (pre-judge)

Under 9yrs Child separated Male and Female and by height all grades together Up to 120cms/125cms/135cms/145cms/155cms/over 155cms

9-11yrs Cadet separated Male and Female and by height all grades together Up to 125cms/135cms/145cms/155cms/165cms/over 165cms

12-14yrs Pre-Junior Male separated by 3 belt groups W/Y/G, Blue/Red & Black

TECHNIQUE (starting heights)

White/Yellow/Green

Blue/Red

Black

Flying High Side Kick

100cms

110cms

115cms

Flying High Front Kick

190cms

200cms

210cms

12-14yrs Pre-Junior Female separated by 3 belt groups W/Y/G, Blue/Red & Black

TECHNIQUE (starting heights)

White/Yellow/Green

Blue/Red

Black

Flying High Side Kick

85cms

90cms

100cms

Flying High Front Kick

170cms

180cms

195cms

15-17yrs Junior Male separated by 2 belt groups W/Y/G & Blue/Red

TECHNIQUE (starting heights)

White/Yellow/Green

Blue/Red

Flying High Side Kick

110cms

120cms

Flying High Front Kick

210cms

220cms

15-17yrs Junior Female separated by 2 belt groups W/Y/G & Blue/Red

TECHNIQUE (starting heights)

White/Yellow/Green

Blue/Red

Flying High Side Kick

95cms

105cms

Flying High Front Kick

190cms

200cms

15-17yrs Junior Black Belts

TECHNIQUE (starting heights)

Male

Female

Flying High Front Kick

220cms

205cms

Flying Turning Kick

210cms

180cms

Flying Reverse Turning Kick

210cms

180cms

Flying 360 Back Kick

200cms

170cms

Flying High Side Kick

125cms

110cms

All competitors will have 1 measure (pre-judge) then one attempt on each technique. Everyone completes each technique in the above order i.e. all competitors perform Flying High Front Kick first, then all competitors perform Flying Turning Kicks etc…

18-35yrs Adult Black Belts

TECHNIQUE (starting heights)

Male

Female

Flying High Front Kick

230cms

210cms

Flying Turning Kick

220cms

190cms

Flying Reverse Turning Kick

220cms

190cms

Flying 360 Back Kick

210cms

180cms

Flying High Side Kick

135cms

120cms

All competitors will have 1 measure (pre-judge) then one attempt on each technique. Everyone completes each technique in the above order i.e. all competitors perform Flying High Front Kick first, then all competitors perform Flying Turning Kicks etc…

RULES

All Under 17yrs Colour belts (including 12-14yrs black belts) Each competitor will have two attempts at jumping over a bar using a flying side kick and kick the pad or board (the foot needs to be sideways, although some allowances will be given for younger competitors) 3 points will be awarded if they are successful in jumping over the bar and using a side kick before landing.

Competitors also get two attempts at hitting the flying high kick (using the ball of the foot). 3 points will be awarded if they kick the board all the way back with the high kick. If the board only goes half way then just 1 point will be awarded. The points are added together and those with the most points go to the next round.

On the flying side kick if the bar falls off on the first attempt then they will get a second attempt straight afterwards.

On the flying high kick if they miss the target they will get a 2nd go straight away. If they just move the board a little and the umpires award 1 point then the competitor can choose to go again and better that attempt. If they miss on the second attempt then they will have 1pt for that technique.

The competitors will keep going higher on both techniques until the winners are decided. In the case of a draw the Jury President will select one of the techniques randomly, this will continue until the winners are decided.

POWER TEST

15-17yrs Junior Black Belts

TECHNIQUE

Male

TECHNIQUE

Female

Forefist Punch

1 Board

Front Elbow Strike

1 Board

Knifehand Strike

2 Boards

Knifehand Strike

1 Board

Side Piercing Kick

3 Boards

Side Piercing Kick

2 Boards

Turning Kick

2 Boards

Turning Kick

1 Board

Reverse Turning Kick

1 Board

Reverse Turning Kick

1 Board

All competitors will have 1 measure (pre-judge) then one attempt on each technique. Everyone completes each technique in the above order i.e. all competitors perform Forefist Punch first, then all competitors perform Knifehand Side Strike etc…

18-35yrs Adult Male separated 2 belt groups Y/G/B & Blue/Red

TECHNIQUE

White/Yellow/Green

Blue/Red

Front Elbow/Knifehand Side Strike

Secret Choice

Secret Choice

Side Piercing Kick/Turning Kick

Secret Choice

Secret Choice

18-35yrs Adult Female separated 2 belt groups Y/G/B & Blue/Red

TECHNIQUE

White/Yellow/Green

Blue/Red

Front Elbow/Knifehand Side Strike

Secret Choice

Secret Choice

Side Piercing Kick/Side Back Kick

Secret Choice

Secret Choice

18-35 Adult Black Belts

TECHNIQUE

Male

TECHNIQUE

Female

Forefist Punch

2 Boards

Front Elbow Strike

1 Board

Knifehand Strike

2 Boards

Knifehand Strike

2 Boards

Side Piercing Kick

3 Boards

Side Piercing Kick

2 Boards

Turning Kick

2 Boards

Turning Kick

2 Boards

Reverse Turning Kick

2 Boards

Reverse Turning Kick

1 Board

36yrs+ Senior Male separated 2 belt groups Y/G/B & Blue/Red

TECHNIQUE

White/Yellow/Green

Blue/Red

Front Elbow/Knifehand Side Strike

Secret Choice

Secret Choice

Side Piercing Kick/Turning Kick

Secret Choice

Secret Choice

36yrs+ Senior Female separated 2 belt groups Y/G/B & Blue/Red

TECHNIQUE

White/Yellow/Green

Blue/Red

Front Elbow/Knifehand Side Strike

Secret Choice

Secret Choice

Side Piercing Kick/Turning Kick

Secret Choice

Secret Choice

36yrs+ Senior Male Black Belts

TECHNIQUE

Black Belts

Forefist Punch/Knifehand Side Strike

Secret Choice

Side Piercing Kick/Turning Kick

Secret Choice

36yrs+ Senior Female Black Belts

TECHNIQUE

Black Belts

Front Elbow/Knifehand Side Strike

Secret Choice

Side Piercing Kick/Turning Kick

Secret Choice

RULES 18-35yrs and 36yrs+ Colour Belts and 36yrs+ Black Belts select two techniques from the choices, one hand and one foot and they also choose the number of boards secretly to the Centre Referee prior to the event.

In the event of a draw, competitors will have to perform the techniques that they have not chosen in the second round and again tell the number of boards to the umpire. Both techniques will be required. If there is still a

draw then the Jury President will select a technique at random and the number of boards until the winners are decided.

Medals can only be given out to competitors who have gained some points. 2 Bronzes will only be awarded if the competitors are on the same number of points. If there is only one competitor in the division then they must score points to win the medal.

3 points for a broken board and 1 point for a bent board.

Draws The draws and schedule will be available before the event, however they may be changed and updated as our system automatically changes the draw at registration. You will have access to the draws and a schedule for each individual competitor instantly on arrival through our QR code.

REGISTRATION Before individuals can register, their club must be listed on the site aeta.uk. Therefore clubs looking to participate will need to apply by using the link on the main competition page, once the club is registered then either the individuals can register themselves or instructors can choose to register their competitors themselves. It will be possible to edit all entries once listed online and the instructor will have access to their students entries.

Registration will be open from 1st June 2023 and closes on Friday 6th October at midnight.

SPECTATOR INTERFERANCE

To ensure smooth running of the competition if any spectators or competitors are rude towards the organiser, referees or other competitors, then they will be asked to leave the competition venue immediately and risk that the competitor may be disqualified from all events including future AETA Competitions until further notice.

COACHES Dress Code – Track Suit, T-Shirt, trainers (feet and toes must be covered), towel. (no shorts, doboks)

PROTEST There will be no protest fee. If a coach is unhappy with a result please approach one of the Tournament Committee members and we are happy to discuss it. If coaches are rude towards a committee members they will not have the opportunity to put their point across.

PHOTOGRAPHY We will have the professional photography company DE Photo taking pictures throughout the weekend, therefore no other press passes will be allowed for this event so as to ensure the rings are not clogged up and the competitors are not put off competing.

INSURANCE

Participation is at your own risk. The organisation is not responsible for any injuries which might happen during the event. We recommend that your competitors are in possession of an insurance, which covers any problem that might occur during traveling and participation to the event. Every competitor must be licenced with their association.

WELFARE/SAFEGUARDING

The AETA takes Welfare/Safeguarding very seriously and so we will have Welfare/Safeguarding officers at the event on both days for any issues that may arise. These individuals will be presented at the beginning of each day so participants can recognise who they are.

VISAS The AETA cannot assist in obtaining Visas for this event.

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