The RTEF has approved a series of financial measures ©RTEF

The Royal Spanish Taekwondo Federation (RFET) has approved a series of financial measures to help its clubs tackle the issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Affiliation fees for clubs in the country have been halved by the RTEF "to help as far as possible to overcome this terrible year".

The move, approved during the RTEF's recent General Assembly, is set to cost the national governing body around €44,000 (£39,000/$53,000).

The RTEF acknowledged cutting club affiliation fees by 50 per cent "may mean a year of losses and deficits", but said it was "more than necessary" to help the more than 700 clubs in Spain that have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

Economic scholarships have also been made available for internal athletes in high performance centres in the country who meet specific criteria.

These range from €6,000 (£5,300/$7,300) to €8,400 (£7,400/$10,200), the RTEF said.

Spain has recorded more than 1.9 million cases of the novel coronavirus and at least 50,800 deaths from COVID-19.