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TAFISA Bulletin 2017



Regional Tafisa Bodies



PASFAF - Pan American Federation of Sport for All
ASFAA - Asian Sport for All Association

Recognised by

Champion of

Supported by

Ball Europe
Commerzbank AG
Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund
Bundesministerium des Inneren
Land Hessen


Bulletin 2017
The yearly TAFISA Bulletin has just been released! The 12-page Bulletin highlights TAFISA's busy life and many activities in 2016, featuring major milestones such as the 6th TAFISA World Sport for All Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, along with the big events to come, like the 25th TAFISA World Congress in Seoul, Korea. 
You will receive the bulletin in your mailbox soon!
The pdf version can be found online here: http://tafisa.net/pdfs/bulletin/TAFISABulletin2017.pdf 

Since its inception in 2005, the TAFISA Office had its headquarters in central Frankfurt, courtesy of Commerzbank kindly hosting the TAFISA staff within its premises. Over the years TAFISA has grown bigger and welcomed more people in its team. The new office provided as an in-kind donation from Commerzbank is still located in Frankfurt and is more spacious than the previous one, making it more convenient for the staff to carry out their tasks for TAFISA. 

The new office already had its first guest, in the person of Sports Union Slovenia (SUS) Vice-President Patrik Perosa. 

 New Office
Patrik Perosa (second from the right) here with the TAFISA Office team

TAFISA would like to once again express its thanks and gratitude to Commerzbank for their invaluable continued support, which has allowed TAFISA to thrive over the recent years.



In 2016 RECAL Foundation in cooperation with TAFISA supported over 200 sport events with canned isotonic drinks in Poland. Organizers of all events were obliged to collect empty cans and send them to recycling. Among those 200 supported events, over 120 were part of the Take Back Your Streets… Take Back Your Future! program.

TAFISA and RECAL awarded 5 best organizers of the Take Back Your Streets (TBYS) events. The organizers were selected based on their activities and report. They received a diploma and a special edition of the TBYS T-shirts with the mention “The best implementation of TBYS in 2016 in Poland”. Another 5 received distinctions with a diploma.


 The Awardees are the following:

1.    Sport and Recreation Centre in Boguszów-Gorce, the organizer of "28th Sudety 100", "Downhill Dzikowiec", "Highlanders to start" and "Nor-Boar Walking".

2.    Municipal Sports and Recreation Centre in Kielce, the organizer of the "V Kielce ten", "III Kielce Run the Mountain" and "IV Family Rally ".

3.    Municipal Cultural Centre in Nowa Wieś Lęborska, the organizer of "V Grand Prix Nordic Walking Nowa Wieś Lęborska" and "IV Santa Claus Nordic Walking".

4.    Sport and Recreation Centre in Skierniewice, the organizer of "The Breakfast Bicycle Ride", "Night Bike Ride - My City at Night", "II Clash of the Giants" and "Tournament of Towns - Beach Volleyball Tournament".

5.    Ducal Palace in Żagań, the organizer of "5th Żagań Race of Independence".



1.    Cycling Tourism Club BikeOrient, the organizer of "Marathon around the Sulejów Lake".

2.    Municipal Sports and Recreation in Elbląg, the organizer of "VIII Elbląg Piekarczyk Street Run".

3.    Association Kurzętnik Runs, the organizer of "IV Rooster Ten".

4.    Przemyśl Runner's Club, the organizer of "IV Przemyśl Street Run - Przemyśl Ten".

5.    City Bydgoszcz, the organizer of "Nationwide Swimming Competition at Brda River - Water Bydgoszcz ".




Congratulations once again to all the awardees for their great involvement in Sport for All!

Israel Sport for All Association and Ministry of Culture and Sport hand in hand

Israel CLC 2016

A highly successful Certified Leadership Course (CLC) in Israel, November 29 – December 3, marked the end of this year’s TAFISA CLC season.  Hosted by the Israel Sport for All Association under the leadership of its President and TAFISA Treasurer Herzel Hagay, supported by the Israel Ministry of Culture and Sport and endorsed by the IOC, thirty participants gathered for five days at Kibbutz Shefahim close to the city of Herzliya and enjoyed an outstanding learning experience. Participants came to Israel from 12 countries: Japan, Ukraine, China, Croatia, Macau (China), Poland, Korea, Netherlands, Germany, Jordan, Singapore and Israel.  Participants were exposed to the fundamentals of Sport for All development, as well as the latest international research, programs and perspective in the fields of marketing, good governance, volunteerism, leadership, event management, etc. After successfully passing the final exam participants received the TAFISA CLC Certificate by the international CLC facilitators, namely Wim Florijn from Netherlands and other expert speakers.

The CLC also included various typical field trips – it was impressive to see how the introduction of Catch Ball in Israel attracted some 15.000 women in such a short time to actively play the game. But in Israel cultural experiences are a must, especially trips to Jerusalem and Jaffa.

In their final words the Israel Sport for All Association President Hagay and Ofer Bustan representing the Ministry thus described the CLC “a highlight for the Sport for All development in Israel but also beyond!”


If your organization is interested to host a CLC in 2017 please contact the TAFISA office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.