FITEQ General Secretary provides update on teqball progress at ANOCA Seminar
FITEQ General Secretary Marius Vizer Jr delivered a presentation at the 38th Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) Seminar for Secretaries General in Niamey, Niger, focused on the global development of teqball and para teqball and the impressive progress in Africa.
The presentation included an update on FITEQ’s activities, including the support available for National Teqball Federations and the education pathway for referees and coaches. There are 39 National Federations in Africa, which is more than any other continent, and the number of qualified referees and coaches is growing every day. The strong foundations that have been built are enabling new teqers to join the global movement every day and fulfil their potential in the sport.
During the visit to the Niger capital, Marius Vizer Jr and Sport Development Manager Réka Reichard met with National Olympic Committees to engage in more detailed discussions on the sport’s growth in their respective countries. They also met with ANOCA President Mustapha Berraf, with the wide-ranging talks including a focus on the collaboration between FITEQ and Olympafrica. Through the partnership, FITEQ seeks to contribute to the promotion of social development of young people through sport.
Marius Vizer Jr and Réka Reichard then met with the Niger National Teqball Federation, as well as the Niger Minister of Youth and Sports Doro Adamou Sekou, and Minister of Education Mamoudou Djibo. The meetings were centred on the infrastructural development topportunities that will help the Government and the National Federation establish teqball as a national sport in Niger and introduce it to the educational system.
FITEQ General Secretary Marius Vizer Jr said, “I want to congratulate ANOCA and the Niger National Olympic Committee for hosting a very interactive and informative Seminar. Thank you to President Berraf and President Ide for giving us the platform to share the progress of teqball and para teqball with Africa’s NOCs, as well as the opportunities that are available for further collaboration. Our sport has grown rapidly across the continent and we are excited about what the future holds for Africa’s teqers!”