TAFISA Bulletin 2017



Regional Tafisa Bodies



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

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The Budapest district of Újpest, Hungary, has enabled children of the area to be physically active in a safe and friendly environment during this Summer with their Giant Sandbox ongoing event. 

Ujpest TBYS
This program has been organized by the Municipality of Újpest for years and in 2016 it was registered to be part of Take Back Your Streets... Take Back Your Future! to share their good work and results with other event organizers in Europe and worldwide. Everyday from early June to mid-August, the Szent István Square provided fun and entertainment for over 10,000 children and their families, granting them free access to a giant sandbox, giant chess and Nine Men's Morris table, various board games, table tennis, table soccer, football, basketball, volleyball, badminton, frisbee and other sport equipment as well as drawing and coloring tools. 
Ujpest TBYS
Ujpest TBYS
TAFISA would like to congratulate and thank the Municipality of Újpest for its good work and sharing their good practices, which will be sure to inspire other cities and organizations in the future. 
Ujpest TBYS

The International Sports Chanbara Association Secretary General Kohei Iwao visited the TAFISA Office along with some young Sports Chanbara (Spochan) practitioners.

They discussed their participation as part of the 6th TAFISA World Sport for All Games in Jakarta, Indonesia (6-12 October, 2016) with plans to organize a Spochan Championship during the Games and participate in the Martial Arts Festival set to take place as well. 

Spochan Visits TAFISA
 Spochan is a martial arts where fighters use air-inflated soft swords to deliver blows, but also wear protective gear, making it a safe and friendly activity for everyone. 

As the Summer goes, seeing kids and families going on holiday, the MOJA association organizes regular events for the ones who stay in Wiesbaden. On Friday, July 29th, 2016 they set camp on the Wallufer Platz in Wiesbaden, providing kids and families with fun games and activities such as a climbing wall, mechanical rodeo bull or even an inflatable castle.


The association also brings along soft drinks and sandwiches for all to enjoy while resting after having fun. The event, dubbed "Mach dein Ding!" ("Do your thing!") offers a healthy afternoon of playing and relaxing in a safe and friendly environment.


The event is only one of the many organized by MOJA throughout the Summer, and more generally during the whole year, inviting children to meet to play sports and be physically active. Other such events also include, among others, a football training and playing session every Friday evening with a coach on a small open-air pitch. MOJA has been conducting these initiatives over the year with the support of the municipality of Wiesbaden and in partnership with other organizations. 


In 2016 the municipality of Wiesbaden and MOJA are joining forces with TAFISA, running events as part of the Take Back Your Streets... Take Back Your Future! program.


TAFISA Family Mourns Prof. Anita Ghosh

It is with deep sorrow that TAFISA announces the passing away of Prof. Anita Ghosh, at the age of 54. A long-standing ASFAA board member and close TAFISA follower and supporter, Prof. Anita Ghosh was also a President of the All-India Association of Sport for All. Pioneer of Sport for All globally and in India, speaker at international Congresses, promoter of Traditional Sports and Games, author of research work on the integration of minorities, organizer of the 12th ASFAA Congress in India, Anita Ghosh will remain in the minds of all of those who met her over the years as a strong and Grand Dame of the global Sport for All Movement. Our thoughts and condolences go to her family in these tragic moments.


TAFISA Family Mourns Prof. Anita Ghosh

Prof. Ju-Ho Chang

TAFISA President

The CLC in Ghana (July 18-22, 2016) was very successful

The University of Ghana (UG) Sports Directorate in partnership with The Association for International Sport for All (TAFISA) and the International Olympic Committee organized a five-day national Certified Leadership Course from Monday, 18th July, to Friday, 22nd July, 2016, at Yiri Lodge, University of Ghana.

Ghana CLC 2016

TAFISA Certified Leadership Course (CLC) is a course in Sport for All, which develops, trains and qualify national Sport for All leaders around the globe.

Facilitators of the course were; Leonard Thadeo (Vice President, TAFISA), Professor Peter Kapustin (Commissioner of Education & Science, TAFISA), Dr. Bella Bello Bitugu (Director of Sports, UG), Dr. Emmanuel Owusu-Ansah (College of Education, UG), Dr. Mahmoud Abdul Mahmoud (UG Business School), Mr. Magnus Rex-Danquah (CEO, RICS Consult), Mr. Yaw Sakyi (CEO, Rite Multimedia), Mrs. Ethel Sackitey (Country Director, Right to Play), Mr. Abdul Wahab Musah (PhD. Student in Sport Studies, University of Tsukuba, Japan).

Ghana CLC 2016

A total number of 25 sport administrators and coaches from University of Ghana, Right to Play (Ghana), Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF), University for Professional Studies and University of Education participated in the program.

Among the various topics discussed were the Global Physical Activity Action Agenda, Sport for All Management, Sport for Development and Mega Events, Volunteerism, Sport Marketing & Public Relations, Sport & Health, Strategy design & development, Traditional Sports & Games (TSG), Sport & Social Capital, Program Development & Management, Event Planning & Management, etc.

Ghana CLC 2016

The course took a very rigorous approach and was interspersed with group assignment at the end of each day. There were a total of 5 groups who were tasked and tested on issues related to the aforementioned topics. The five-day TAFISA CLC program culminated with a final assessment of each group.

Successful participants were awarded with certificates certifying them as trained TAFISA members.

Ghana CLC 2016

The participants were very positive about the event:

“The course was very good, for me it created an opportunity to learn the other aspects (theoretical) of sport” – Mrs. Mary Zambilla Yahaya (Coach, UG)

“TAFISA CLC – GHANA, has helped me gain better leadership and management qualities in the administration of sport, I can now design a strategy development, and programs and events for Sport for All. I also got an opportunity to network with some facilitators and participants” – Kwadwo Owusu (College of Education, UG)

Ghana CLC 2016