Since joining ITU club, South Dublin Taekwondo, he has gone from strength to strength under Master Robert Taaffe. During the past 5 years not only has he won numerous national and international competitions., the highlight being representing Ireland at the World Youth Sports Festival in Vienna in 2013 bringing home Gold after a spectacular knock out in the final but he has also attended numerous seminars and personal coaching sessions with some of the world’s top coaches and fighters such as Ky Tu Dang, Henk Meyer, Stig Larson and Chloe Bruce. In 2012 Jack was invited to attend an Olympic Training camp in Athens with Master Kou Kouletsos where he honed his practical and mental skills to a high standard gaining the praise and friendship of this World and Olympic level coach. He has also qualified as a corner judge and regularly volunteers for the I.T.U and is a junior coach in SDTKD. He has also volunteered promoting the sport in local schools, youth groups and intergenerational projects. This 2nd Dan Black Belt National Team player has won numerous accolades including The Echo Sports Star award 2012, Pride of Jobstown Junior Sports Star award 2011, his clubs Outstanding Contribution 2010 and Fighter of the year 2013/14.
Jack Woolley travels to Taipei on Sunday 16th March to represent Ireland at the Junior World Taekwondo Championships and the qualifying tournament for the Youth Olympic Games.
The youth Olympic games will be held in Nanjing, China in 2014