Trustees and the Charity

Overton Taekwondo is run as a charity. It’s object is to take Taekwondo to as many people as possible. We want to be inclusive, approachable and provide an enjoyable experience at every class. We do all we can to keep our training fees low, and have a bursary scheme available to help anyone in financial hardship.

Our instructors, trustees and helpers are all unpaid volunteers.

To oversee the running of the charity we have a board of trustees. Their task is to ensure the club’s finances are run as efficiently as possible, while upholding the aims and ethos of the charity.

The trustees are always very happy to hear any ideas for fund-raising or ways to improve the effective running of the club. Similarly if you have any concerns about how the club’s finances are being used, please do get in touch.

The trustees are;

Caroline Beecham

3rd Dan / L2 Coach / 1st Aid / Trustee

Our resident German started practising Taekwondo in 1988 at the tender age of 13, and joined our club in 2013 after a long break from the sport.
A 3rd Dan Black Belt since December 2019, Caroline also holds the L2 Coaching Certificate and is working on establishing a exchanges with our partner club Bremen 1860 in Germany.

    Dave Hatton

    4th Dan / L2 Coach / 1st Aid / Trustee

    Dave took up Taekwondo at the age of forty. He spent lots of his time running his children to classes and thought it was time to join himself. Eight years later Dave was running classes in Overton. He has previously trained in Judo and Fencing, and regularly attends workshops and seminars on all aspects of self-defence. Dave is a certified Defendo and KEWAP instructor.

      Jo Hatton

      Trustee / Safe Guarding Officer / 1st Aider

      Jo's professional background is Teaching, Psychology and Counselling She has trained with the club and served as trustee for several years. Jo is currently our designated safeguarding officer.

        Ruth Williams

        Trustee / 1st Aider