The IFA Board of Directors is seeking bids from potential host organizers for the IFA 2018 Fistball U18 World Championships, the IFA 2020 Fistball U18 World Championships and the IFA 2020 Fistball Women´s World Championships.

The events are held bi-annually.

The U18 event is comprised of national teams competing in the U18 Men’s and the U18 Women’s divisions. The U18 event was most recently held in 2016 in Nuremberg, Germany.

The IFA 2018 Fistball Fistball Women´s World Championship is awarded to Austria.

The preferred date for the U18 event in 2018 would be 10 to 15 July taking into consideration that the IFA 2018 Fistball Women´s World Championship will be moved to the date 24 to 28 July 2018.

Deadline for submission: Sunday 21 May, 2017

The deadline for the submission of complete bids for the IFA 2018 Fistball U18 World Championships is Sunday 21 May, 2017. So far the member federation of US Fistball has shown interest to host the event.

Potential bidders for 2020 should provide an expression of interest in bidding including a potential date by no later than Wednesday 31 May 2017 to the IFA Headquarters.

To all potential hosts: Please do not hesitate to contact IFA Administrative Director and/or IFA Secretary General under at any time within the bidding process for consultation concerning the bid.

IFA will provide all potential bidders showing interest the same support to prepare their bidding document.

The requirements as laid down in the IFA Regulations World Championships including the IFA – Stadium Regulations as valid from 1 May 2017 and can be accessed under this link:

IFA Regulations World Championships including the IFA – Stadium Regulations

Bids will be reviewed by the IFA Sports Commission with input from the IFA Youth Commission and the IFA Women´s Commission, with final approval upon their recommendation by the IFA Board of Directors.

The seeking for bids concerning the IFA 2018 Fistball World Tour Final and the IFA 2018 Fistball Masters World Cup will be announced latest until mid of May 2017.

If you have any questions about this event or the process of bidding please contact Christoph Oberlehner, IFA Administrative Director at