The International World Games Association (IWGA) has confirmed today by a unanimous decision of the General Assembly, the renewed implementation of a women’s fistball competition at the World Games 2025 in Chengdu (China). For the first time, a women’s fistball competition was part of the World Games in Birmingham (Alabama/USA) in 2022. Men’s competitions have been part of the World Games sports program since 1985 in London.

“On behalf of the entire Fistball family, I would like to thank the IWGA leadership very much for the confidence that we will have a women’s Fistball competition in 2025 after the successful premiere in 2022,” said IFA President Jörn Verleger. “It is particularly pleasing that there will now be eight women teams competing, just like in the men’s competition,” Verleger added.

Secretary General Christoph Oberlehner, who was on hand with Verleger at the General Assembly in Madrid, said, “We expect this expansion of the field of participants to give an even greater boost to the sport of women’s Fistball.”