FITEQ mourns the loss of first ever Hungarian Teqball Federation President
FITEQ is saddened to share the news that György Gattyán Sr, the first ever Hungarian Teqball Federation President, has passed away aged 78. The global teqball community’s deepest sympathies are with Mr Gattyán Sr’s family and close friends during this difficult time.
Mr Gattyán Sr will forever be remembered as an integral part of teqball’s development in Hungary and around the world. He brought incredible energy and passion to the sport as an active participant himself and as a sport leader.
Mr Gattyán Sr founded the Phoenix Teqball Academy in 2019, which has played a key role in the success of its star players and current world champions Adam Blazsovics and Csaba Banyik. In 2020, he became the first ever Hungarian Teqball Federation President and secured official recognition of the sport from the country’s National Sports Authority. He showed his natural leadership skills by bringing together 12 founding clubs under the newly-formed National Federation, with the aim of increasing participation at all levels of the sport.
Gábor Borsányi, FITEQ President and Co-Founder of teqball, and Viktor Huszár, FITEQ Chairman and Co-Founder of teqball, jointly said: “Mr Gattyán Sr had an immeasurable impact on the growth of teqball and he leaves behind a legacy that will inspire future generations. He was a passionate advocate of leading an active and healthy lifestyle, particularly amongst young people, and he immediately saw teqball’s potential to support this. His contribution to the teqball family will never be forgotten and we are eternally grateful for everything he did for the sport.”
Mr Gattyán Sr’s funeral was held in Budapest today, with family and close friends in attendance.