TAFISA Bulletin 2017

 

 

Regional Tafisa Bodies

TAFISA Europe

TAFISA Africa

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

Recognised by

Champion of

Supported by

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

 

On 20th December 2013, TAFISA, ably supported by its very active member organization, the Turkish Sport for All Federation, hosted the well received “Designed To Move – Making Children Physically Active Again” symposium in Istanbul, Turkey. The program was a key part of the 55th ICHPER•SD (International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance) held from 19 to 21 December 2013, attended by hundreds of participants in the global health, physical activity and education fields.

 

Moderated effectively by Assoc. Prof. Dr. İsmail Hakkı Mirici, speakers at the symposium included:

  • Prof. Dr. Erdal Zorba (Turkish Sport for All Federation, Turkey),
  • Paolo Adami (FIAF, Italy),
  • Alberto Bichi (FESI, Belgium),
  • Prof. Yasuo Yamaguchi (Kobe University, Japan),
  • Wolfgang Baumann (TAFISA, Germany) and
  • Bae Schilling (TAFISA, USA).

 

The symposium explored how different regions around the world are encouraging the reintroduction of physical activity into the everyday lives of children and creating positive experiences for children in physical activity, as well as how the Designed To Move Physical Activity Agenda can be utilized by any individual or organization to support this. The symposium also provided the opportunity for TAFISA to meet with local Designed To Move representatives and explore areas of cooperation in the future.

 

TAFISA extends its gratitude to the Turkish Sport for All Federation, in particular President Erdal Zorba, Ismail Mirici and Mutlu Turkmen, for their enthusiastic organization and support of the symposium.

 

More information about Designed To Move can be found at www.designedtomove.org .

 

 

TAFISA World Challenge Day marks its 24rd year on Wednesday 27th May 2015.  With at least 19 countries participating, including millions of people from all corners of the globe, TAFISA is very pleased to announce the following rivalries for World Challenge Day Cup 2015.

Cat.

Country

Community

Pop’n

 

Country

Community

Pop’n

5

Serbia

Belgrade

2.500.000

vs

Colombia

Bogotá

7.878.783

5

Venezuela

Caracas

1.943.901

vs

Mexico

Nezahualcóyotl

1.110.565

4

 

Israel

 

Jerusalem

 

   850.000

 

vs

vs

China

Guatemala

Macau

Guatemala City

636.000

     994.078

4

Serbia

Nis

  250.518

vs

Ukraine

Kiev, Desnyanskyy District

     250.000

3

Israel

Ashkelon

  134.000

vs

Serbia

Subotica

     141.554

    3

Israel

Kfar-Saba

  100.000

vs

vs

Brazil

Hungary

Valinhos

Budapest  IV. District

106.793

     102.368

3

Brazil

Dourados

  196.035

vs

Dominican Republic

San Pedro de Macoris

     195.307

2

 

Israel

 

Ra’anana

 

80.000

 

vs

vs

Puerto Rico

Hungary

Mayaguez

Tatabanya

       89.080

       70.586

2

Serbia

Novi Pazar

    85.996

vs

Brazil

Itumbiara

       92.883

2

Japan

Bungoono

    38.561

vs

Croatia

Sisak

       37.500

2

Cuba

Guanajay

    27.784

vs

Brazil

Poconé

       33.473

2

Costa Rica

Santa Ana

    54.730

vs

Peru

Arequipa

       61.519

2

Slovakia

Presov

    88.205

vs

Hungary

Szekesfehezvar

       99.315

2

Trinidad

Point Fortin

    35.000

vs

Trinidad

Port of Spain

     100.000

1

Qatar

Doha District

     300

vs

Venezuela

Puerto La Cruz

          2.500

1

Serbia

Kosovska Mitrovica

    13.500

vs

Venezuela

La Guaira

       19.162

1

Japan

Minamiosumi

  8.169

vs

Slovakia

Nová Dubnica

        11.260

1

Croatia

Mali Losinj

  8.100

vs

Romania

Fantanele

          4.593

1

Croatia

Medulin

 7.000

vs

Brazil

Lagoinha

          4.840

1

Brazil

Saldanha Marinho

 2.869

vs

Slovakia

Nováky

          4.262

 

The World Challenge Day (WCD) is a friendly international competition in Sport for All and physical activity where communities from around the world compete against each other to motivate as many people as possible be physically active for only 15 minutes on a single day.  Above all the event is a fun day that creates awareness and enthusiasm for fitness and active living in the participating communities.

 

1st - 2nd October 2016

 

TAFISA invites all member organizations, governmental and non-governmental bodies, NOCs and other interested parties to participate in the 2016 TAFISA World Walking Day (1st – 2nd October), which is from this year on fully integrated in the Take Back Your Streets… Take Back Your Future! program. In 2016, it is also part of the European Week of Sport.

Background – Make Everyday Your World Walking Day

The world is facing a phy1sical inactivity crisis of epidemic proportions that is bankrupting economies and decimating human potential. We must unite to bring physical activity back to the daily lives of all people. Public and open spaces are a huge untapped resource where we grow up, discover the world, make friends, have fun, spend family time, commute to school or work. They are the foundation of community life and have the intrinsic potential to offer opportunities to be active. Since 1991, the TAFISA World Walking Day celebrates open and public spaces as safe and friendly areas for people to walk. This year, we invite organizers and participants to take back their streets by organizing walking events, but also opening them to other active transportation means like bicycles, skates, rollers, etc., thus contributing to integrate PA into the everyday life of people and aligning with the second ask of Designed to Move.

How to Participate?

Let’s make this year the biggest year yet.  In past years TAFISA has had more than 12 million participants in over 300 walking events worldwide!
The day is open to citizens of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and genders.

  1. Submit your event(s) by returning the registration form by the 31st of August 2016
  2. WWD is open to every TAFISA member organization and any interested municipality to participate.
  3. The official date of WWD 2016 is October 1st – 2nd.
  4. However, organizers who have already scheduled events at other times in October 2016 can also register them as part of the WWD.
  5. Each organizer is free to lead more than one event during the WWD.
  6. TAFISA takes charge of the worldwide coordination of the WWD.

 Each registered organizer will receive a free promotional package for the support of their event including:

  1. Use of the official title “TAFISA World Walking Day 2016“
  2. Official logos and promotional materials
  3. TAFISA handbook “How to organize Walking Events”
  4. Communication checklist
  5. WWD 2016 “What’s New?” Fact Sheet
  6. Promotion of your event(s) via TAFISA and our website
  7. Integration of the event(s) into the official Take Back Your Streets… Take Back Your Future Calendar of Events.
  8. Integration of the event into the European Week of Sport

Join us this October 2016 for TAFISA World Walking Day!
For more information about TAFISA World Walking Day, and how to participate, please see the flyer and Registration Form linked below.

» WWD Flyer 2016
» Registration Form

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