To prepare the upcoming IFA 2019 Athletes´ Commission election the procedure was approved by the Board after discussions with the athletes´ representation. The 4 new male members of the Commission will be elected for a term of 4 years. The elections will be conducted from 11 to 13 August. The member federations are entitled to nominate ONE male candidate per member federation to guarantee a maximum of countries represented. The nomination should be done by 11th July 2019 at the latest (1 month prior to the elections) by email to including a brief biography (including photo) in paragraph for-mat please, not a European CV-style, and not more than 250 words.

The elected candidates will be announced within the IFA 2019 Congress on 14 August. All nominated players are invited to a meeting with the new elected Board of Directors on Thursday 15 August at 8:00 a.m. for a Joint IFA/EFA/PAFA/Athletes´ Commission Breakfast.

The IFA Congress on 18 November 2015 in Cordoba (ARG) decided to establish an IFA Athletes’ Commission. The Chair of the Athletes’ Commission (and if the IFA 2019 Congress follows the proposal of the board also the deputy chair) is a member of the IFA Board of Directors including a voting right.

The members of the Athletes’ Commission are elected by the athletes present at the IFA World Championships (men and women). Every athlete has two votes that means each athlete can mark up to two boxes. Any ballot with more than two boxes marked will be regarded as null and void.

The election will take place on Sunday 11th August 2019 to Tuesday 13th August 2019 until 4:00 pm local time. The voting cards will be handed over to the heads of the delegations in the heads of delegation meeting on Saturday 10th August 2019, 2 p.m.

The elected candidates will be announced within the IFA 2019 Congress on 14 August.