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

 

 

Triple AC

www.triple-ac.net

The 3AC program is being developed with the support of IOC, and cooperation with many Active City related bodies including WHO Baltic Region Healthy Cities Association, Active Liverpool in the UK and SESC in Brazil.  It focuses on cities and communities because TAFISA and its partners recognise that municipalities are the major providers and sponsors of Sport for All and physical activity for their citizens.  TAFISA would like to support cities and communities who wish to increase participation in Sport for All and physical activity, and reward them for their good work.

The 3AC program includes many best practice examples for cities and communities to learn from and contribute to, and provides the prestigious TAFISA 3AC Active City of the Region and World awards.

There are many reasons to join the 3AC program, including to:

  • Share your good work with the world
  • Meet and learn from other cities
  • Be a part of a global network
  • Become a certified Triple AC “Active City”
  • Win the Triple AC Regional or World Active City of the Year award
  • Be highlighted on the Triple AC website
  • Make your citizens healthier and happier
  • It’s easy, and it’s free!

Please visit www.triple-ac.net  or contact the TAFISA office for more information.

TAFISA Certified Leadership Courses in Sport for All were developed to train and qualify national Sport for All leaders around the globe.  Since their inception in 2007 and 2011 respectively, more than 30 International and National TAFISA CLCs have been successfully held all across the world, from Iran to Trinidad & Tobago, from Kazakhstan to Australia, from China to Tanzania, from Argentina to Latvia and beyond.  With the support of the IOC for the development of the TAFISA CLCs from 2010, TAFISA has seen an encouraging rise in NOC hosts and participants alongside TAFISA member organizations.

 

Objectives of the CLCs are to:

  • To promote Sport for All and physical activity
  • To provide a platform for networking, exchange of experience, discussion etc.
  • To showcase research and development in the global Sport for All and physical activity sector
  • To introduce Designed To Move as a physical activity framework
  • To develop and train leaders and managers in the Sport for All sector
  • To aid development of TAFISA member organisations
  • To train National Olympic Committees in the field of Sport for All development and implementation
  • To build cooperation between National Olympic Committees and other responsible sports bodies

 

Host a CLC in Your Country

TAFISA plans to host at least once CLC in each region of the world each year, and invites you and your organization to apply to host your own National or International CLC.  For more information, please see the forms below, or contact the TAFISA office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

» CLC Host Factsheet
» CLC Host Application Form
» CLC Participant Fact Sheet

Benefits for Participants

  • Education & increased professional qualification
  • Knowledge & experience transfer opportunities
  • International & national networking
  • Opportunity to showcase local/national initiatives
  • Development of English and presentation/public speaking skills
  • Hardcopies of all lecture content
  • Graduation certificate
  • Sports & social program
  • Access to international speakers & lecturers

Structure

Whilst the content of CLCs can be tailored to suit local demand, typically the structure includes:

  1. opening & closing ceremonies,
  2. presentations of certificates
  3. 4 to 5 working days – lectures, working groups
  4. oral examination
  5. sports activities & sightseeing opportunities
  6. networking opportunities

Academic Course Content

In cooperation with the local host, an appropriate academic program is devised from the following and other topics:

  • Designed To Move – A Global PA Action Agenda
  • Administration, Economics & Management
  • Volunteers:  recruiting, training, maintaining
  • Law and Sport for all
  • Sports Marketing & Campaigns
  • Target groups, Women in Sport for All
  • Public health
  • Olympic movement and values
  • Strategy development
  • Facilities and public spaces
  • Tourism
  • Philosophy of Sport and Social Capital
  • Traditional Games and Sports
  • Program development and management
  • Event planning and management
  • Public relations and communications

 

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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The TAFISA World Challenge Day is a friendly international competition in Sport for All and physical activity where communities of similar sizes 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. The event is a fun day that creates awareness and enthusiasm for fitness and active living in the participating communities.


World Challenge Day is open to communities of any size from any country, and since its beginning in 1991, TAFISA World Challenge Day has been growing rapidly, gathering millions of participants every year!
In 2010, the concept of the event was updated to include both the traditional One-On-One Community Competition and the new World Challenge Day Cup. Communities participating in WCD are automatically included in both competitions.

The World Challenge Day will take place on May 31, 2017, and is now a full part of the TAFISA Take Back Your Streets! program.

For more information about TAFISA World Challenge Day, and how to participate in coming years, please see the Flyer, Introduction Booklet and Registration Forms linked below.

» TAFISA WCD Flyer
» TAFISA WCD Intro Booklet
» TAFISA WCD Community Registration Form
» TAFISA WCD Member Registration of Interest Form


In its 24th year, the TAFISA World Challenge Day saw more than 50 million people from over 40 countries rise to the challenge on 25th May 2016.

Amongst the countries participating, the TAFISA World Challenge Day Cup saw 21 countries and 43 communities competing in a friendly competition in 5 categories. The results are as follows:

TAFISA World Challenge Day Cup Winners:

Category 5: Caracas, Venezuela with 40.16% population participating
Category 4: Anapolis, Brazil with 47.88% population participating
Category 3: Budapest IV District, Hungary with 74.78% population participating
Category 2: Toyooka, Japan with 82.59% population participating
Category 1: Morotsuka Village, Japan with 88.91% population participating

A full copy of the results for all communities participating in TAFISA World Challenge Day Cup can be found below.
» TAFISA World Challenge Day 2016 Results

Congratulations to all participating communities, and in particular the TAFISA WCD Cup winners. TAFISA is proud and sincerely grateful for your contribution to the global Sport for All movement.

 

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The World Challenge Day brings joy and happiness and is for everyone.

For Kids:

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For Teenagers:

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For Adults:

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For Seniors and Disabled people:

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More Information:

Please see flyer and intro booklet linked above for more information, or contact the TAFISA office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

World Challenge Day History

It all began in Canada, 1983: The city of Saskatoon initiated the first Canadian Challenge Day. Over fifty other communities accepted the Challenge – and more than 650.000 people took part. From Canada the Challenge has taken its highly successful course around the world and gained international recognition. Apart from the national events international rivalries including communities from all over the world have become the rule and paved the way for the World Challenge Day. TAFISA launched the international event and has coordinated the World Challenge Day (formerly International Challenge Day) since 1990. Since then more than 50 countries with thousands of communities and millions of participants have made the event the largest in the history of Sport for All.

 

TAFISA World Challenge Day 2015

» TAFISA World Challenge Day 2015 Results

 

TAFISA World Challenge Day 2014

» TAFISA World Challenge Day 2014 Results

 

TAFISA World Challenge Day 2013

» World Challenge Day Cup 2013
» World Challenge Day Results Announcement 2013

 

TAFISA World Challenge Day 2012

» Winners of World Challenge Day Cup 2012

 

TAFISA World Challenge Day 2011

» Winners of World Challenge Day Cup 2011

On the first weekend in October every year since 1991, millions of participants around the world have taken to the streets to share in TAFISA World Walking Day. TAFISA WWD will be for the whole month of October to encourage integrating physical activity into everyday lives, and align with the second ask of Designed To Move.  Of course, the weekend of 3rd and 4th October will still be a special time with flagship events around the world, but TAFISA will welcome all walking events in the month of October to the TAFISA WWD calendar.

Make everyday your World Walking Day

TAFISA member organisations from every corner of the globe are invited to register their walking events in the month of October to the TAFISA WWD.  Of course, new events organized especially for the TAFISA WWD celebration are always welcome!

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, and organisers benefit from a free promotional package supplied by TAFISA which includes:

  • Use of the official title “World Walking Day“
  • Use of official artwork, including logo and posters
  • TAFISA handbook “How to organize Walking Events”
  • Promotion of event via TAFISA and our website
  • Integration of the event into the official WWD Calendar

 

Join us this October 2015 for TAFISA World Walking Day!

For more information about TAFISA World Walking Day, and how to participate, please see the Brochure and Registration Form linked below.
 

»TAFISA WWD 2015 Brochure
» WWD 2015 Registration Form