TAFISA Bulletin 2017

 

 

Regional Tafisa Bodies

TAFISA Europe

TAFISA Africa

PASFAF - Pan American Federation of Sport for All
ASFAA - Asian Sport for All Association

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Commerzbank AG
Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund
Bundesministerium des Inneren
Coca-Cola-Foundation
Land Hessen

 

After 7 days of celebrating peace and friendship between different cultures and different countries through Traditional Sports and Games, the 6th TAFISA World Sport for All Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, have ended with a beautiful finale.

6th TAFISA World Sport for All Games in Jakarta, Indonesia
The Closing Ceremony on Tuesday, October 11th ended with a big party

These TAFISA World Sport for All Games were held under the patronage of the IOC, UNESCO and ICSSPE and bore the motto “Unity in Diversity”, standing for the inherent diversity of the Indonesian people throughout the several hundreds of different cultures and languages that coexist within the same country.

Some 84 participating countries joined the Games and performed Traditional Sports and Games from their homeland in the various demonstrations, festivals and performances, bringing together over 12,000 participants to the beautiful area of Ancol in North Jakarta.

6th TAFISA World Sport for All Games in Jakarta, Indonesia
Traditional Indonesian Sports and Games Festival

The venue accommodated different events across its beach, large green fields and its welcoming Ecopark, allowing the many spectators to appreciate a wide spectrum of landscapes while enjoying the original performances. The array of sports and games represented was also quite wide, including martial arts such as Taekwondo and Pencak Silat, extreme sports like BMX and skateboarding, modern sports such as street soccer and traditional games like bola leungeun seuneu, an Indonesian game from West Java where players juggle and pass around a ball of fire.

6th TAFISA World Sport for All Games in Jakarta, Indonesia
Fireball from Sulawesi/Indonesien

A big Zumba event attempting to beat the World Record of more than 12,000 zumba dancers at once, and the TAFISA World Walking Day saw over 8,000 zumba dancers and many walkers participate and enjoy the warm Indonesian morning together.

High-level academic events were also organized as part of the Games, with a big Expo gathering together professionals from the food and beverage industry, from fitness companies, from the sports equipment field among other actors; and a Global Forum with very current themes such as Active Cities and Traditional Sports and Games engaging thousands of participants and raising awareness on the topics.

6th TAFISA World Sport for All Games in Jakarta, Indonesia
More than 8,000 danced zumba together

TAFISA would like to once again extend its utmost gratitude to those who supported this event, including but not only the President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo, the IOC, UNESCO, ICSSPE, but also FORMI and the Organizing Committee of the Games who managed to tackle the challenge of organizing such a major event on the global scale so well.

6th TAFISA World Sport for All Games in Jakarta, Indonesia
Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Indonesia Imam Nahrawi
on the Closing Ceremony stage with TAFISA Vice-President Catherine Forde

6th World TAFISA Sport for All Games in Jakarta

In less than 1 week, the 6th TAFISA World Sport for All Games in Jakarta, Indonesia will see 12,000 participants from 110 TAFISA member countries demonstrate their Traditional Sports and Games. 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgzT6vX3TxM

This fireworks of cultures and Sport for All will definitely reflect the motto of these games "Unity in Diversity" and allow countries and organizations to showcase their traditional culture for the whole week during which the game will be held. 

Stay tuned for more information about this global event!

Take Back Your Streets… Take Back Your Future! with the participants of the Conference
Take Back Your Streets… Take Back Your Future! with the participants of the Conference

The beautiful city of Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia, successfully welcomed the 1st TAFISA Europe Conference – “Take Back Your Streets… Take Back Your Future!” on September 16-18. Ljubljana being an Active City as well as European Green Capital 2016, proved to be an excellent location for an event gathering together cities and organizations to exchange innovative ideas on how to improve the lives of people and build a better future through Sport for All and Physical Activity. No less than 25 European countries were represented during the Conference, making it a major Europe-wide event in Sport for All.

Slovenian Minister of Education, Science and Sport Maja Makovec Brenčič giving words of welcome along with (from left to right): Dejan Crnek, Deputy Mayor of Ljubljana; Peter Barendse, TAFISA Europe Chairman; Janez Sodržnik, First Vice-President of the Olympic Committee of Slovenia; and Patrik Peroša, Vice-President of the Sports Union of Slovenia
Slovenian Minister of Education, Science and Sport Maja Makovec Brenčič giving words of welcome along with (from left to right): Dejan Crnek, Deputy Mayor of Ljubljana; Peter Barendse, TAFISA Europe Chairman; Janez Sodržnik, First Vice-President of the Olympic Committee of Slovenia; and Patrik Peroša, Vice-President of the Sports Union of Slovenia

After the official launch of the European Week of Sport in Slovenia and a TAFISA Europe Members Meeting on Friday 16th, the Conference was officially started with the Opening Ceremony on Saturday morning with inspiring words of welcome given by Maja Makovec Brenčič, Slovenian Minister of Education, Science and Sport. Explaining that no one can solve the challenge of physical inactivity alone, “We can only do something, better for this world, together”, she insisted, prompting the participants to join forces in this endeavour.

The TAFISA Europe Steering Committee (from left to right): Jorge de Carvalho (Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth), Dusan Mitic (Association Sport for All Serbia), Peter Barendse (KC Sport), Efi Mouzourou (Cyprus Sports Organization), Malgorzata Szukalska-Wrona (Polish Ministry of Sports and Tourism), Wolfgang Baumann (TAFISA), Patrik Peroša (Sports Union of Slovenia)
The TAFISA Europe Steering Committee (from left to right): Jorge de Carvalho (Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth), Dusan Mitic (Association Sport for All Serbia), Peter Barendse (KC Sport), Efi Mouzourou (Cyprus Sports Organization), Malgorzata Szukalska-Wrona (Polish Ministry of Sports and Tourism), Wolfgang Baumann (TAFISA), Patrik Peroša (Sports Union of Slovenia)

Her intervention was followed by words from TAFISA Europe Chairman Peter Barendse thanking the hosts for organizing the Conference and Dejan Crnek, Deputy Mayor of Ljubljana, welcoming the participants in “the most beautiful city in the world”, a claim then confirmed by the representatives of both host organizations, the Vice-President of the Sports Union of Slovenia Patrik Peroša and the First Vice-President of the Olympic Committee of Slovenia Janez Sodržnik.

Yves Le Lostecque (Head of Unit, European Commission, DG Education and Culture, Unit C3 – Sport policy and programme) presenting the #BeActive European Week of Sport
Yves Le Lostecque (Head of  the Sport Unit, European Commission) presenting the #BeActive European Week of Sport

 

Trea Tammingga (European Sport for All Games) presenting the 1st TAFISA Europe Sport for All Games to be held in Leeuwarden, Netherlands 2018
Trea Tammingga (European Sport for All Games) presenting the 1st TAFISA Europe Sport for All Games to be held in Leeuwarden, Netherlands 2018

The 2-day Conference saw various presentations covering topics such as Active Cities, the Take Back Your Streets… Take Back Your Future! program, the #BeActive European Week of Sport (EWoS) and its EWoS Toolbox, the PASS project or the use of the urban setting to promote Physical Activity among others. A delegation from Friesland in the Netherlands also presented the 1st TAFISA Europe Sport for All Games (ESFAG) to be held in Leeuwarden, Netherlands in 2018 on August 3–10, unveiling their new website on the same occasion.

Panel Debate with (from left to right): Uwe Kleinert, Director Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Coca-Cola Germany; Malgorzata Szukalska-Wrona (Polish Ministry of Sports and Tourism); Denis Karakasis (Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports/General Secretariat of Sports); Wolfgang Baumann, (TAFISA); Jorge de Carvalho (Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth); Janez Sodržnik (Olympic Committee of Slovenia)
Panel Debate with (from left to right): Uwe Kleinert, Director Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Coca-Cola Germany; Malgorzata Szukalska-Wrona (Polish Ministry of Sports and Tourism); Denis Karakasis (Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports/General Secretariat of Sports); Wolfgang Baumann, (TAFISA); Jorge de Carvalho (Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth); Janez Sodržnik (Olympic Committee of Slovenia)

The participants also got a chance to leave the comfort of the Hotel Lev, which was hosting the Conference as well as accommodating the participants, to go for an active tour in the large green Tivoli Park nearby and try out the traditional game of Pandolo. They were then able to walk to the city centre and enjoy the very agreeable car-free streets of the Slovenian capital.

Playing the traditional game of Pandolo
Playing the traditional game of Pandolo

As the Conference was concluded with an awarding ceremony rewarding the 2016 Take Back Your Streets… Take Back Your Future! initiatives that stood out, the Ljubljana “Take Back Your Streets… Take Back Your Future!” Call for Action was signed by the representatives of TAFISA Europe, the Olympic Committee of Slovenia and Sports Union of Slovenia.

Call to Action
Signing of the "Take Back Your Streets... Take Back Your Future" Ljubljana Call for Action (from left to right): Peter Barendse (TAFISA Europe); Janez Sodržnik (Olympic Committee of Slovenia); Patrik Peroša (Sports Union of Slovenia)

The participants were all delighted and positive that the Conference had been a great success and provided them with valuable information and opportunities to continue their good work in the field of Sport for All and Physical Activity. TAFISA would like to once again extend its thanks to the hosts for organizing such an amazing event, the speakers who greatly contributed to the success of the Conference with their knowledge and insight and naturally all the participants who joined in Ljubljana.

1st TAFISA Europe Conference

Concluding the 1st TAFISA Europe Conference "Take Back Your Streets... Take Back Your Future!", an Awards ceremony rewarded the people and organizations who best supported and promoted the TAFISA Take Back Your Streets... Take Back Your Future! program in 2016. Three different types of Awards were thus granted to thank cities and partners for their contribution to the program:
  • The Take Back Your Streets... Take Back Your Future Pioneer Award was granted to the flagship cities and organizations who took part in the pilot program this year
  • The Take Back Your Streets... Take Back Your Future Supporter Award was granted to the Sports Union of Slovenia and the Olympic Committee of Slovenia for their amazing support with the program and the organization of the 1st TAFISA Europe Conference
  • The Take Back Your Streets... Take Back Your Future Best Practices Award was granted to innovative and outstanding events that registered to get the Take Back Your Streets... Take Back Your Future Label

 

Take Back Your Streets... Take Back Your Future Pioneer Award
 Hungarian Leisure Sport Association
 Association Sport for All Serbia
Recal Foundation, Poland 
City of Ljubljana, Slovenia 
City of Tampere, Finland 
City of Karsiyaka, Turkey 
City of Liverpool, United Kingdom 
 City of Riesa, Germany
 
TBYS Awards
TAFISA Europe Steering Committee with the "Take Back Your Streets... Take Back Your Future" Awardees (from left to right) : Malgorzata Szukalska-Wrona (Polish Ministry of Sports and Tourism); Jorge de Carvalho (Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth); Wolfgang Baumann (TAFISA); Efi Mouzourou (Cyprus Sports Organization); Johanna Riippi (Municipality of Tampere); Dusan Mitic (Association Sport for All Serbia); Patrik Peroša (Sports Union of Slovenia); John Marsden (Liverpool City Council); Dejan Crnek (City of Ljubljana); Eylem Basar Kaplan (Municipality of Karsiyaka); Janez Sodržnik (Olympic Committee of Slovenia); Attila Czene (Hungarian Leisure Sport Association); Mariann Kóródi (Municipality of Újpest); Artur Lobocki (Recal Foundation); Peter Barendse (TAFISA Europe)
 
The Take Back Your Streets... Take Back Your Future! Best Practices Awards rewarded the following three cities and organizations for their involvement with the programme: 
 
  • The municipality of Guimarães, Portugal for its great event and the communication on social media for the TAFISA World Challenge Day on May 25th, 2016. 

 

TBYS Awards
TAFISA World Challenge Day 2016 in Guimarães
 
 
TBYS Awards
Giant Sandbox, Sports and Community Program in Újpest
 
 

 

TBYS Awards
Beach Sports Festival in Cyprus
Wednesday 13th July 2016
 
 
In the aftermath of the awarding ceremony, a Workshop with the Flagships of "Take Back Your Streets... Take Back Your Future!" was held to further develop the program and build on its success to share it with more organizations and municipalities in the coming year. 
 
TAFISA would like to once again extend its thanks to all those who helped make "Take Back Your Streets... Take Back Your Future!" a successful event this year and congratulate all the awardees for their outstanding contribution.

The 6th TAFISA Certified Leadership Course was held in Tabriz, Iran from August 23rd to 27th with the instructors Mr. Peter Barendse from Netherlands and Mr. Patrik Perosa from Slovenia, along with local lecturers Dr. Ali Majdara, Dr. Sharam Mirzamani and Dr. Mitra Rouhi.

CLC Iran 2016

On August 23rd, the opening ceremony of CLC was held in the Farhangian club hall of Tabriz, with the presence of Dr. Mitra Rouhi Women Vice President of Iran SFA Federation, Mr.Farajollahi Vice President of Director General of Sport Office of Tabriz , Mr. Rasool Sadeghi The President of Tabriz SFA Association, other officials and  66 participants of all provinces of Iran attended the ceremony.

CLC Iran 2016

Dr. Mitra Rouhi started by mentioning her appreciation to TAFISA for holding the course and asked all participants to contribute and be active in the course. Mr.Farajollahi said that holding the CLC course developed Sport for All in Tabriz.

Participants attended the classes and workshops according to the schedule and were pleased to get daily reports of the course.

CLC Iran 2016

On the sidelines of the course, participants joined for morning exercise in ELGOLI PARK and visited scenic areas such as Kandovan, the historical city near Tabriz. At the end of Morning exercise Peter Barendse said: “I’m happy that all of you are coming here to exercise together in this beautiful place.”

On the last day participants attended the examination and presented their ideas about the topics covered in the course.

CLC Iran 2016

The closing ceremony was held on August 27th with the presence of Dr. Ali Majdara the President of Iran Sport for All Federation, Dr. Mitra Rouhi Women Vice President, Dr. Seyed Shahram Mirzamani the Board member, Mr. Jamshid Nazmi the Director General of Tabriz Sport Office and Mr. Rasool Sadeghi The president of Tabriz Sport for All Association. Dr Mitra Rouhi presented the report of the course. The Director General of Sport and Youth of Tabriz Province was proud that the successful course was held in Tabriz and he appreciated the efforts of Iran SFA and TAFISA. Dr. Majdara said that the course was very successful and he was excited for the best hosting in Tabriz. he also mentioned that holding these courses helped sport expands in Iran.

Mr. Peter Barendse appreciated the efforts of participants and the high level course. Mr. Patrik Perosa was satisfied with the motivation of participants.

CLC Iran 2016

 

At the end of the course, Certificates were given to the participants and prizes were given to the lecturers as well.

CLC Iran 2016