Future Fistball: Navigating the birth of a new fistball nation – Samoa one of the newest IFA Members

Saturday May 4th, 2019

At the 2018 Asia-Pacific Fistball Championships (APFC) in Australia last year there were many storylines of interest, but arguably the most intriguing was the inaugural international appearance of the newly founded member of the International Fistball Association (IFA) – the Samoan Fistball Association (SFA). Formed with the help of their friends at the New Zealand…

Saturday March 23rd, 2019

Brazilian defender Bianca Suffert has had a strong year: as a 15-year-old she won the Bronze medal with the Seleção at the IFA 2018 Fistball Women’s World Championship. Two weeks earlier, Suffert was a member of the team that took the second place at the U18 World Championship in the USA. The success of the…

Monday February 4th, 2019

It’s an important day for the International Fistball Association (IFA) and the Fistball Family: in its latest Board meeting, IFA awarded the IFA 2020 U18 Men’s and Women’s World Championships to Austria. The Youth event is carried out for the first time ever in Austria. The U18 competition will be held together with the U21…

Thursday November 15th, 2018

IFA followed the invitation of IWGA and Olympic Channel to attend their Media Workshop at the Olympic Channel headquarters in Madrid, Spain. Exchange of knowledge, best practice examples and current available technologies were subject of this two-day workshop. Within the event we had the opportunity to discuss and evaluate our ongoing cooperation with the Olympic…

Saturday June 30th, 2018

The Serbian Women’s National Team Will Participate in its First World Championships Among the 11 nations playing at this year’s Women’s World Championship in Linz, Austria (July 24 – 28) will be the Serbian team – giving its debut at the international fistball stage. The squad was just formed a few months ago by coaches…

Friday May 11th, 2018

The Fistball World Championships 2018 is coming. For the first time in history the polish women’s national team participates at the World Championship. We, the women of the polish team, are already training hard and preparing for the WWC. Unfortunately we have not found a coach yet and still are looking for someone, who will…

Sunday September 3rd, 2017

Fistball tradition north of the German-Danish border Fistball had in Denmark’s most southern part – Sønderjylland (or Nordschleswig in German, respectively North Schleswig in English) – a long tradition, in particular among the German minority. Since 1920, North Schleswig is part of the Kingdom of Denmark. Today, the German minority in North Schleswig includes about…

Monday July 10th, 2017

The Chilean family Mödinger is strongly represented at the World Games in Poland It is often said that fistball is family, and many families pass on their passion for the sport from one generation to the other.  This is in particular also true for the family Mödinger from Llanquihue, Chile.  For 55 years, players from…

Wednesday June 7th, 2017

The Fistball Federation of Australia (FiFA) has started the search for a Head Coach! FiFA Secretary General Chris Milne explains: “We are looking for someone who wants to spend a year in Australia and is eager to help lift our national team to the next level. As well as us old guys, we also have…

Tuesday June 6th, 2017

Interview with Ines Mayer, Chair of the IFA Athletes’ Commission The IFA Communications Commission team spoke to Ines Mayer, Chair of the IFA Athletes’ Commission, regarding her goals as representative of the athletes. • Name: Ines Mayer • Age: 26 • Club: FBC ABAU Linz Urfahr • Former Clubs: – • National Team: AUT •…

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