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In 2017, FITB Vice President Chiara Volonté has been invited to introduce Tchoukball in Iceland. She travelled to Reykjavìk and then to Reydarfjordur, East-Iceland where she gave a refresher course to the local PE Teachers. She got a lot of interest from them and 2 PE teachers passed the test getting the C coach Licence. Anna Skrodzka-Peta and Thelma Snorrdottier became the very first Icelandic C coaches. It was also a great opportunity for kids from Grunnskòlì to experience tchoukball for the first time.
On the 8th May, the first FITB C Coach course in Tunisia was held in the city of Ksar-Hellal. This course was conducted by the FITB Director of International Development, Mr Julio Calegari. Julio also took the opportunity to present a provisional letter of affiliation to the FITB to the new National Federation, Association Tchoukball Tunisie. This is now pending the ratification of the final approval during the FITB General Assembly in 2019.
The FITB is delighted to confirm that the 2018 FITB European Tchoukball Championships (ETC2018) and 2018 FITB European Youth Tchoukball Championships (EYTC2018) will be held in Italy, close to Milan. We will work with Tchoukball Italia to develop a comprehensive information document over the next few weeks and months. Proposed dates for the competitions are the last week of July for the EYTC and the first week of August for the ETC. Each competition is typically 3-4 days long.
On the 5th September, the Director of International Development, Julio Calegari, travelled to Abidjan in the Ivory Coast to conduct a level C coaching course and a one full day training session of the first national squad. The coaching course and training were held in the city of Grand Bassam and 15 athletes and PE teachers participated. On to Ghana where they spend the night before taking part on 09 September in the first friendly match between the two nations.
New FITB President Fang Shen-Szu presented his Executive Committee at the General Assembly in Taiwan last week and released further details yesterday about their roles and duties. The Executive Committee reports directly to the President and is the highest authority in tchoukball apart from the President himself. The new committee consists of 8 nationalities from 3 continents with 3 of the 8 posts occupied by women.