FITEQ signs MoU with Uzbekistan Ministry of Education
FITEQ is delighted to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Uzbekistan Ministry of Education, focused on developing the world’s fastest growing sport throughout the country to help inspire future generations to live healthier and more active lifestyles.
The MoU Signing Ceremony was attended by FITEQ President Gábor Borsányi, Chairman Viktor Huszár and General Secretary Marius Vizer Jr, and Uzbekistan Education Minister Mr Sherzod Shermatov after the Teqball Roadshow visit to Tashkent. The MoU was presented to and discussed with National Olympic Committee of Uzbekistan President Mr Rustam Shaabdurakhmonov, Secretary General Mr Oybek Kasimov and Vice President (and Uzbekistan Judo Federation President) Mr Kamilov Aziz Yakubjanovich, as well as Deputy Minister of Sport Mr Ravshan Sayfiddinovich Irmatov.
The long-term collaboration will focus on increasing the accessibility to, and popularity of, Teqball in schools and strengthening the cooperation between the schools and the country’s Teqball clubs. The MoU will also help build the foundations for the development and recognition of the country’s National Teqball Federation and enable it to establish a network of partners, including broadcasters and sponsors, as well as national, regional and local government organisations.
FITEQ General Secretary Marius Vizer Jr said, “It is an honour to sign this partnership with the Uzbekistan Ministry of Education. We share many of the same values, particularly the desire to provide sporting opportunities for the next generation. As a youth-focused sport, we believe Teqball can add real value to Uzbekistan, helping develop both grassroots and elite-level athletes. We’re grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the country’s future sporting vision and we cannot wait to discover the country’s hidden Teqball stars!”
Education Minister Mr Sherzod Shermatov said, “We were thrilled to welcome the FITEQ team to Tashkent this week to hear their exciting and ambitious goals for the sport. Teqball is growing every year and we want Uzbekistan to be a part of this growth. Our country is passionate about football and I am sure people here will feel the same way about Teqball soon. We’re looking forward to our future collaboration with great anticipation and expectation.”
FITEQ has grown globally in the past few years and recently reached the milestone of 100 National Federation. This growth has been particularly prominent in Asia, which was kick-started by the Olympic Council of Asia’s official recognition of the sport in 2018. Teqball will make its debut as a medal sport on the Sanya Asian Beach Games, whilst serving as a demonstration sport at the Bangkok–Chonburi Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.