Para-taekwondo has been added to the European Clubs Championships, following talks ©WTE

Para-taekwondo will feature for the first time at this year's European Clubs Championships, it has been announced.

It follows discussions this month between World Taewkondo Europe President (WTE) Sakis Pragalos and the event's Organising Committee.

Only able-bodied fighters have taken part at the first seven editions of the event, but that will now change.

This year's Championships is due to take place between April 3 and 7 in Poreč in Croatia, with Para-taekwondo scheduled for the first day alongside poomsae.

Organisers confirmed that the Para-events will be given a G1 ranking.

Para-taekwondo will debut at the Paralympics this year ©Getty Images
Para-taekwondo will debut at the Paralympics this year ©Getty Images

WTE secretary general Michael Fysentzidis was also involved in the discussions, which took place in Athens at the organisation's headquarters.

Croatia will become only the third host of the clubs event, after Greece and Turkey.

Senior, junior and cadet categories will also be held.

The introduction of the Para-events comes as taekwondo prepares to make its Paralympic debut at Tokyo 2020.