Sunday, 15 November 2020
Laws of the Game – Updated
Wednesday, 08 January 2020
FIPFA Appoints New Vice President at Congress 2019
FIPFA Appoints New Director of Sport
At the 2019 FIPFA congress nominations were received for the vacant role of Vice President, Marcos Lanusse (Argentina) was nominated and elected by Congress to serve for the next 4 years.
FIPFA President Ricky Stevenson said “Marcos will be a great addition to the Executive Board and will provide good support to me and to the Zones of FIPFA”
Marcos Lanusse commented following his appointment as FIPFA Vice President
“I am a Physical Education Teacher who loves sports and believes it´s a tool to empower each one of us and enhance the person´s inner richness. It´s an honor to have been chosen to be FIPFA´s Vice President. Even though I started working in Powerchair Football Argentina at the beginning of 2019, I´m passionate about this sport, and I was lucky enough to participate in the Americas Cup, where I confirmed my belief that sports change people’s life, specially this sport. Hoping we can work together having a fluid communication with Zones and NOPFs to take this sport to the next level.
Please feel free to contact me to email@example.com”
The FIPFA executive agreed that staying with the timeline for recruitment of executive members we should respect the time line for the Sports Director role which we due to end in 2020. So FIPFA executive agreed to receive nominations for the executive board to appoint, as at the 2020 congress the Sports Director role will be elected by congress.
We received a good number of applications for this role, each person brought a wide range of skills and experience to the role. FIPFA Executive reviewed the applications and following interview were pleased to appoint Sophie Bevan into the role as Sports Director. Sophie has a wealth of experience in powerchair football and events. We announced the appointment during Congress in November 2019 and Sophie took up the position straight way.
FIPFA President Ricky Stevenson said “Sophie brings a good knowledge of our sport from being a former player coupled where her experience of running the competitions in England for a number of years, Sophie has a tough task ahead but one we know she can deliver on. The 2021 FIPFA World Cup is just under 2 years away and there is plenty of work to do”
Sophie commented on her appointment “I am very proud to accept the role of Director of Sport for FIPFA. I have been involved with our sport since the early days in the UK, first as a player, then secretary of the National League for the WFA in England and then as Communications Officer for FIPFA. I look forward to working with all the leads in the Sports Department (referees, classification and anti-doping), including recruiting the vital roles in the Technical and Competition areas. We have less than two years before our next World Cup in Sydney, Australia, there is so much to do but I am pro-active and looking forward to working with everyone involved in the preparations to make it our best yet. This is just the start but I am ready, willing and able.”
Which countries practice Powerchair Football?
DENMARK - (European Zone)
BELGIUM - (European Zone)
Spain joined FIPFA in 2014 but it was in March 2018 when ACPFE, the Spanish Powerchair Football Association, was officially created and started leading this beautiful sport in the country.
SCOTLAND - (European Zone)
SWITZERLAND - (European Zone)
GERMANY - (European Zone)
HONG-KONG - (Asia/Pacific Zone)
INDIA - (Asia/Pacific Zone)
SOUTH-KOREA - (Asia/Pacif. Zone)
ITALY - (European Zone)
TURKEY - (European Zone)
POLAND - (European Zone)
Members of the FIPFA Executive Council
“The President is responsible for the quality and credibility of FIPFA actions globally and therefore chairs Congress. He represents FIPFA at the external international level”.
“In cooperation with the President and the General Secretary, the Treasurer shall supervise all the financial and administrative business of the Federation”.
“She is the appointed chief executive officer of the Federation, records the proceedings of Congress and Council, and manages day to day business of the Federation”.
“Each zone (Asia, Americas and Europe), has a zone Council includes a Zone Representative who will chair meetings of the Zone Council and represents it to the FIPFA Vice-President.”
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