FITEQ President Gábor Borsányi meets with Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin
FITEQ President Gábor Borsányi travelled to Moscow to meet with Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation Mr Oleg Matytsin. President Borsányi was joined by Mr Norbert Konkoly, Ambassador of Hungary in Moscow, and István Döbrei, Head of Regional Business Development for Teqball.
The meeting was held at the Ministry of Sport, where discussions centred on the development of teqball and para teqball in Russia. Mr Matytsin was joined by former Russian international footballer Alexey Smertin, who has held several senior football leadership positions since retirement and currently works for the Russian Football Union.
President Borsányi shared his ambition for Russia to create a National Teqball Federation and to see teqers from the country compete on the international stage. As a leading sporting country, and one that is particularly strong in football, the FITEQ President shared his belief that teqball and para teqball is a natural fit for Russia.
Mr Matytsin expressed support for the growth of teqball and para teqball and outlined the next steps to launch a National Federation. Following the meeting, President Borsányi and Mr Matytsin teamed up during a teqball demonstration.
President Borsányi said, “It was a pleasure to meet with Minister Matytsin and hold productive discussions about teqball and para teqball’s development in Russia. At FITEQ we see the country as a key growth market and we’re excited about the next steps following this meeting. As well as being a natural teqball player himself, Mr Matytsin is a leader we have immense respect for and his support is greatly appreciated.”