TAFISA Bulletin 2017



Regional Tafisa Bodies



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
Land Hessen


6th to 12th October 2016


In the tradition of TAFISA World Sport for All Games, the 6th Games – that will be hosted by TAFISA member orgnanisation Indonesian Sport for All Federation (FORMI) in Jakarta, Indonesia, from October 6th to 12th, 2016 – will again be a vibrant and entertaining experience, offering a unique opportunity to discover the variety and values of Sport for All including traditional games and popular sports of cultures from around the world.

The 6th TAFISA World Sport for All Games will be held under the patronage of UNESCO and IOC, acknowledging once again the important role that traditional sports and games play in shaping civilizations and cultures, national identities, and cross-boundaries unity.

Venues and Theme

Jakarta is with its 10 million inhabitants the capital city and getaway to Indonesia, an archipelago country consisting of about 13,000 islands and 200 million people. Indonesia has a unique diversity of tribes, language, culture, customs and religion, and this diversity is mirrored in Jakarta. Due to its geographical condition, it is easily approached by land, air and sea transportations.
These Games are set to reflect the cultural wealth of Indonesia.


The main theme of the Games will be

"Unity in Diversity"

“Let’s Move, Be Active!”

The Games’ venues have been selected and delegations coming from all over the World will get the opportunity to discover the city’s many facets, including:
-    Jakarta‘s Main Stadium “Gelora Bung Karno”
-    Ancol Dream Land Marine Resort
-    Indonesia Miniature Park
-    Monas
-    The Thamrin Boulevard
-    Jakarta’s Convention Centre.




The 2016 Games will be an engaging experience and provide participants with a unique programme:


How to Participate

The Games are open to all and the registration process has already started! In order to participate, please read the below information and return relevant pre-registration or registration of interest form to the Organising Committee. There are four main ways to participate in the 6th TAFISA World Sport for All Games:

1.    Demonstrations

TAFISA members are invited to send one or more delegations to demonstrate their local, national or regional traditional sport and/or games as part of the 2016 Games. Selected “Invited Delegations” will receive significant support from the OC, including:
-    Free accommodation for 7 nights**
-    Free meals for 8 days**
-    Free access to all Games events and ceremonies**
-    Free local transport to and from Jakarta airport, and between Games venues**
** For up to 10 members of the official delegation.

Delegations not selected to receive special support from the OC may still be welcome to attend the Games at their own cost.

In order to be considered in the run up to be selected as an “Invited Delegation”, please fill in and return the below Pre-Registration form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

» 6th TAFISA World Sport for All Games Announcement Flyer
» 6th TAFISA World Sport for All Games Pre-Registration Form

2.    International Championships

TAFISA members are welcome to host their own regional, national or international event independently while still under the official banner of the Games. This gives our members the opportunity to be recognised as part of the event while providing to their own athletes with the opportunity to compete, using their own unique rules.

If you are interested in hosting a Championship as part of the 6th TAFISA World Sport for All Games 2016, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

3.    Spectators

The 6th TAFISA World Sport for All Games will welcome members of the public to experience TSG from all over the world first hand. Some Games events will require ticket purchase. See the Games website closer to the date for more details.

4.    Sponsors/Exhibitors

Parties interesting in sponsoring the Games or exhibiting the products or services at the Games should contact the Organising Committee for more information regarding sponsorship packages.


For More Information

The Games’ Organising Committee has opened its offices in Jakarta and works everyday hard to organise unforgettable Games 2016. For more information, please visit:


Mr. Reza Kadir
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Seoul Congress

It is with great pleasure that we, on behalf of TAFISA and the 25th TAFISA World Congress Organizing Committee, invite you to the 25th TAFISA World Congress, 15th to 19th November 2017 in Seoul, Korea.

Register now on the official website: http://www.tafisacongress2017.com/appointments/ 

Active World 2030 - Defining a New Horizon

The world is facing a dire physical inactivity epidemic, rendering todays kids as the first generation to have a life expectancy shorter than their parents.

As the leading, global Sport for All and physical activity umbrella organisation, TAFISA is tackling this challenge head-on, and aiming for an Active World 2030. The 25th TAFISA World Congress will be a pivotal moment in the effort to overcome physical inactivity, as it will bring together representatives from over 100 countries in an interactive and open environment to discuss, debate and design the best path toward giving the next generation back those precious years of life.

Along with opportunities to network, learn and share, the Congress will see the launch of TAFISAs Mission 2030: For an Active World. This Mission will pave the way to influence people, policy and practice to reintroduce physical activity as part of our daily lives the world over by 2030.

The Congress, to be held from 15th to 19th November 2017 in Seoul, Korea, will address the following:


“Active World 2030 - Defining a New Horizon”



  • The Yin-Yang of Sports - Grassroots and Elite: how the seemingly contrary divisions of sport and physical activity are actually complementary and interdependent.
  • Building Strong and Good Governance: designing and implementing robust, transparent, effective and ethical processes in Sport for All.
  • Peace and Collaboration:  Sport for All as a tool to create and nurture meaningful, peaceful and collaborative relationships between nations, organizations and individuals.
  • Making Sport for All "Sexy": marketing Sport for All and physical activity to attract the right sponsors and supporters.
  • Next Generation = Active Generation: providing early positive experiences for kids to encourage physical activity as a way of life for their generation, and those to follow.
  • Building the Member Network: how to create and nurture meaningful relationships to expand member networks for organizations and individuals.

TAFISA invites all its members, stakeholders, friends and Sport for All enthusiasts from around the globe to join us in creating an Active World 2030.

Please register your participation through the official website: http://www.tafisacongress2017.com 

Seoul Congress

General Assembly

The General Assembly will form part of the 25th TAFISA World Congress to be held from 15th to 19th November 2017, at the same venue. We encourage all TAFISA members to attend the General Assembly, which is the opportunity for members to share their views and vote on important issues integral to the future development of TAFISA, and the Sport for All movement.

The General Assembly will be held on November 16th, 2017.

2015 TAFISA General Assembly

Host City, Seoul

Seouls history stretches back more than two thousand years, and it preserves Koreas past, present and future. It is a world-class city with a vibrancy flowing along the beautiful Han River. Seoul is known as a city of contrasts - from ancient palaces with centuries of history to high-tech skyscraper of steel and glass, from ancient texts dating back millennia to the highest rate of broadband Internet access in the world. Seoul is a place where the old and new exist in harmony. A city like no other, Seoul is a city that never ceases to amaze.


The Congress will be hosted by TAFISA member Sport for All & Culture Korea Association in the Gangnam, Seoul, a city that has pride in being the countrys centre of culture, art, fashion, beauty, information technology, education and finance. The Gangnam Style frenzy triggered by Korean pop star Psy has made people all over the world pay attention to Gangnam.


The official Congress Hotel will be the Lotte Hotel World. Besides, a wide range of hotels have been selected by the Organizing Committee in order to meet everyone’s expectations and budget. Everyone staying at a designated hotel other than Lotte Hotel World will be provided with shuttle bus service to the venue.




The registration can be done online on the official website of the Congress ( http://www.tafisacongress2017.com/appointments/ ). The registration fees are as follows: 



As in 2015 in Budapest, Hungary, the 25th TAFISA World Congress will be innovative and offer participants with complementary, attractive and interactive session formats.

For more information about the Congress, please consult the official website: http://www.tafisacongress2017.com 

The TAFISA Reach Out program, developed with the support of the IOC, aims to build awareness, cooperation and strategic development of local and national Sport for All movements, particularly less developed countries. The program will create synergy between governors and practitioners of Sport for All delivery, to enable communities and citizens around the world to benefit from the myriad benefits that Sport for All can bring.

Developing Local and National Sport for All Movements Globally

The TAFISA Reach Out program was developed in response to member demand for support in developing the Sport for All movements in their cities and countries. Many members who have participated in the TAFISA CLC program requested such a course, and TAFISA listened carefully to what was being asked when developing the Reach Out concept.

The TAFISA Reach Out Program is open to all TAFISA members and NOCs. To host TAFISA Reach Out program in your country, please complete and return the application form linked below. For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

» Reach Out Program Flyer
» Reach Out Program Application Form


Reach Out Program Overview

Aims & Objectives

  • To bring together all parties responsible for Sport for All in a member or NOC nation, including the sports, education, health, transport, media and economic sectors, amongst others,
  • To build awareness of the significant positive impact of Sport for All amongst governing bodies,
  • To establish meaningful cooperation within and between governors and practitioners of Sport for All delivery,
  • To develop aims and objectives for the implementation of Sport for All locally and nationally, and
  • To provide experience exchange opportunities.

Facts, Figures & Requirements

One to two working days
TAFISA, with the help of TAFISA Member Organization, NOC or delegate
TAFISA National Member organization, NOC or delegate
TAFISA Member organization(s), NOC, the sports, health, recreation, education, transport, media, economic and other sectors, and Sport for All delivery practitioners, including teachers, community leaders, sports facility managers, coaches, etc.


Structure & Program

Whilst each workshop is unique and TAFISA will work with the host organisation(s) to tailor this to local needs, the following topics typically included into a program similar to the example shown in the table below:

  • Understanding the Current Situation (presentation of local/national Sport for All policy and programs)
  • Building Awareness of the Significance of Sport for All and its Implementation (TAFISA)
  • Understanding Local Needs and Aspirations (in consultation with those responsible for delivery)
  • Strategy Building in Sport for All (workshop on future direction in Sport for All)



Day 1

Day 2

Morning Session

Meeting – Leading sports ministry and organization(s) (e.g. NOC and/or Sport for All association)

Meeting – All relevant ministries (sport, culture, health, education, transport, etc.), Sport for All organisation(s)

Workshop(s) – governing bodies, leading Sport for All providers, e.g. schools, sports clubs, municipalities, etc.

Working Group/Steering Committee formation (for ongoing development)

Afternoon Session

Stakeholder Consultation – e.g. municipalities, schools, clubs, youth and seniors programs, corporations, etc.

Press conference


Host Responsibilities

TAFISA Reach Out program host organisations are responsible for organising and/or providing:

  • Provision of suitable venues for meetings and workshop, including technical equipment
  • Inviting participants, including governmental and non-governmental, in consultation with TAFISA
  • Participant materials (as required, in consultation with TAFISA)
  • Distribution of final program, as determined in consultation with TAFISA, and participant contact list
  • Airfare, local transport, meals and accommodation for 1 to 2 TAFISA consultants
  • Consultation Fee of € 300 per working day

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

TAFISA released its Reach Out program as a tribute to the inaugural International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, as declared by the United Nations General Assembly, held 6th April 2014. For more information about the IDSDP, please see:


A Program From Africa, For Africa

The TAFISA VIPS (Volunteer Initiative for Peace through Sport) Program focuses on Sport for All in Africa and aims at developing a network of trained Sport for All volunteers and managers across the African continent.

The Program was launched in Darussalam, Tanzania in 2011 when TAFISA President Kang-too Lee forwarded 3.000 soccer balls to the Tanzania government represented by the Chairman of the National Sports Council of Tanzania.

Program Structure:

  • VIPS Training Course in Sport for All:  Targeted educational programs to develop leaders in the field of Sport for All with specialisation in key demand areas, including volunteerism, strategy development, integration, peace promotion and socialisation.
  • VIPS Peace Festivals:  Local, national or international festivals to showcase the vast traditional and cultural importance of Sport for All in Africa and promote understanding and peace between nations.
  • VIPS Volunteer Corps:  A network of trained volunteers across the African continent that will be responsible for local promotion and coordination of VIPS programs and events at both national and international levels.
  • VIPS African Sport for All Academy: As the final ‘nucleus’ of the VIPS program, the Academy will be located in Tanzania and coordinated by the Ministry of Information, Culture and Sports through the Malya Sports College, and will be responsible for coordination of VIPS and its courses and events, VIPS communications and research and development in the field of Sport for All.



  • UNOSDP: Following a meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, UNOSDP, under the chair of Mr. Wilfried Lemke, was appointed to be the responsible UN agency.  Please see attached support letter.
  • UNESCO: In October 2011 TAFISA and UNESCO signed a partnership agreement on the VIPS program.
  • Ministry of Information, Culture and Sports of Tanzania: With the efforts of TAFISA Vice President for Africa, Leonard Thadeo, the Ministry has agreed to become the central contact point for the VIPS Program together with the National Sports Council of Tanzania.
  • TAFISA Africa: As the regional body, TAFISA Africa coordinates the practical implementation of the VIPS program


On the initiative of Leonard Thadeo, TAFISA Vice President and Director of Sport at the Tanzanian Sport Ministry, representatives from 10 African countries met April 17-21, 2012 in Arusha, Tanzania to work together and share experiences during the TAFISA/UNESCO VIPS Training Course, the officially launched event as part of the VIPS program under the patronage of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.  The event was joined by the UNESCO representative from the Nairobi Office, Kenya, Ms. Mulekeni Ngulube.

The next VIPS Training Course will take place in Nov. 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria for the West African countries.