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Monday December 5th, 2022

International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. Thank you all volunteers within Fistball or other fields! The UN campaign, “Together, act now” aims at promoting, mobilizing and advocating for volunteerism. “Volunteers make an invaluable contribution to society,” says IFA President Jörn Verleger. “Without volunteers, a…

Sunday December 4th, 2022

The joint meeting was opened by IOC Board member a GAISF/SportAccord President Ivo Ferriani outlined the importance of AIMS within the Olympic family, the synergy towards the development of the individual sports towards IOC recognition but also AIMS as an IF umbrella organisation. Mr. Kit McConnell, IOC sports director welcomed the AIMS family into the…

Monday November 14th, 2022

The International Fistball Association and all INTERACT (International and European Sport Organisations Activating Citizens) project partners are pleased to invite you all to join our free closing online conference on 2 December 2022, 12:00-14:00 (UTC+1/CET). Register now! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/interact-closing-conference-tickets-464992443917 The final conference will highlight the background, the results, and the impact of the INTERACT project. It…

Saturday November 12th, 2022

IFA received the latest updates on the upcoming CSIT World Sport Games 2023, which will be held from September 5-10 in Cervia, Italy. The event will feature for the second time a Fistball competition for clubs. Details to be published soon. CSIT President Bruno Molea awarded a plaque to IFA President Jörn Verleger and Secretary…

Monday November 7th, 2022

After the last World Tour tournament at SOGIPA in 2022 and the continental championships, the participants for the World Tour Finals 2023 have finally been determined. The host of the World Tour Finals 2023 will be announced shortly. The World Tour was dominated by the Brazilian teams this year. With Sociedade Ginástica Novo Hamburgo and…

Saturday November 5th, 2022

In its yesterday’s board of Directors meeting the International Fistball Association (IFA) established a working group to prepared a decision if the organization should rename and/or rebrand the sport worldwide to Faustball? After The World Games in Birmingham/Alabama IFA received remarks and questions why different names are used for the sport like punhobol, fistball, Pallapugno…

Friday October 21st, 2022

Team NZL has come away from the Pacific Championships as Champions! Huge congratulations to the Men’s Masters, Men’s and Women’s teams! This weekend, all eyes of the Fistball world focused on Australia. International Fistball was returning to Australian shores for the first time since 2018! After a 4 year hiatus from hosting international Fistball because…

Monday October 17th, 2022

Fistball tournaments are important for us. They bring us together and connect our Fistball family. This episode was recorded at the Widnau tournament already in August with team Belgium featuring the new Belgium star Fabi Sagstetter. Off course Fabi is also talking about his recent success at The World Games in Birmingham (Alabama/USA). Many thanks…

Sunday October 16th, 2022

Within the framework of the III PAN-AMERICAN FISTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS in Novo Hamburgo the member federations elected a new PAFA board. IFA was represented at the congress by Vice President Dr. Giana Hexsel and Secretary General Christoph Oberlehner. Gastao Englert was elected as new president of PAFA, the previous President Cris Süffert will serve as Vice…

Saturday October 15th, 2022

In the Pan-American Championship in Novo Hamburgo (BRA) Team USA and Colombia were fighting for the last starting place in the 2023 Men’s World Championship in Mannheim, Germany. It is the last qualifier event for the highlight event in 2023. In a tough match in the preliminary round USA won against Colombia 2:1 in sets….

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