On the eve of the Sportaccord Convention the IFA Board of Directors held its 13th meeting in the Gold Coast by IFA members participating in the convention including with designated IFA Vice President Vikki buston and Elizabeth Meecham from New Zealand joined by other board members from around the world via Skype. The most important topic was the preparation of and reporting for IFA 2019 Congress on 14 August 2019. After having served for 20 years as a member of the IFA board and having been elected in 2011 as the 5th IFA President Karl Weiss (Austria) will hand over in August the federation, in very good shape to the designated President Jörn Verleger (Germany) who currently serves as IFA Secretary General.

Under Karl Weiss leadership, IFA has more than doubled its membership from 27 in 2011 to 59 in 2019. IFA has established a Fistball World Tour and a Fistball Academy. We run world-class events and have become a core part of The World Games leading to an inaugural women’s competition at The World Games 2021 in Birmingham, AL.