Lausanne, Switzerland, May 11, 2020: The International Teqball Federation FITEQ is set to launch an education programme in Asia to support the ongoing growth of the sport in the build-up to the OCA’s 6th Asian Beach Games in Sanya, China at the end of the year.
Teqball - which requires football skills such as ball control, heading and passing over a curved table tennis-size table - will makes its debut as an OCA sport at the 6th ABG, which will run from November 28 to December 6, 2020.
FITEQ wants to leave a long-lasting legacy in Asia following the 2020 Beach Games by harnessing the international federation’s core values of people and partnerships. The education programme will be key to achieving this by providing the foundations for the development of the sport and empowering the next generation of players and coaches.
A project manager and two coaches, specially trained by FITEQ, will be appointed in each country to deliver the programme. FITEQ will also provide the opportunity for five other prospective teqball coaches to be educated and accredited without charge.
Once travelling restrictions have been lifted, a high-level professional teqball coach will visit participating nations to assist with the programme delivery.
FITEQ is confident that the Sanya Asian Beach Games 2020 will inspire greater teqball participation across Asia. The education programme will provide a platform for the establishment of teqball clubs in the future, which will be supported through FITEQ’s club development programme.