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International Fistball Federation implements 3 new committees

New Media, Athletes, Women as central focus of attention

IFA board has asked the member federations to bring forward a proposal for the appointment of members of three new IFA committees until the end of December.
All members of the international fistball community are asked to collaborate within a fixed-term period and on honorary basis in one of the three committees: new media, athletes and women.

Everyone can convey their willingness to the national federations or to the new federations’ service within the general secretariat. (Email

2 to 3 meetings until the IFA congress will be held via skype in English and/or German. The appointment will be made by IFA board in February 2015.

IFA board wants to follow this lead to advance the sport and to anchor fistball stronger within the international sports’ community.

President Weiss: “We need the collaboration of every federation, we need every fistball player worldwide in this fruitful process. We can just do it together!”

Secretary General Winfried Kronsteiner: “We have a concrete goal – to be recognized by the IOC. This is the only chance to make our sport future-compliant and to play a significant role in the international sports’ community.”


New President in Brazil

Following the resignation of Jorge Suffert a new president was elected in the Confederacao Brasileira de Desportes Terrestres-CBDT, Manoel Azevedo from Curitiba. IFA Vice President Carlos Hexsel and President Karl Weiss congratulated warmly!
More about Punhobol do Brasil you will find here


Condolences on the loss of Jim Blank

The General Secretary, on behalf of the IFA President and Board, would like to express our condolences on the loss of Jim Blank, the first President of the United States Fistball Association, to his Family and the United States Fistball Association. Jim will be missed on and off the fistball fields.