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There are 2 types of membership that the FITB offers to its affiliates National Federations: Associate Membership and Full Membership.

Associate Members

Associate Members are new members of the FITB working towards full membership.  Associate Members may not vote at the General Assembly but may participate in FITB competitions. Associate Members commit to Full Membership typically within 5 years.

Full Members

Full Members of the FITB may vote at General Assemblies and participate in FITB competitions.  The current fee for Full Members is $200 per year, payable at the start of each year.

To pay membership, National Federations may contact the secretary of the FITB at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use the Paypal link below.

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The mission of the International Tchoukball Federation (FITB) is: 'To govern, manage and develop tchoukball so that it becomes a prominent team sport with high global awareness.'

In co-operation with its affiliated national federations, the FITB will achieve its mission by:

- spreading the teaching and practice of tchoukball worldwide

- the development of high quality training programmes and modern communication tools

- the staging of world class international events

- the application of modern sport management principles

The FITB wants to promote the practice of a healthy and ethical sport and wants to encourage the teaching of the educational merits of physical activity. It aims particularly:

- to promote the practice of tchoukball as a tool for physical and educational development

- to vastly increase meetings and to encourage exchanges between as many people as possible, making sure of a well established ethical framework

- to use tchoukball as a tool to forge links between the peoples of the world

- to develop structures concerned with giving to each national association the means for them to build themselves and to grow in size.

In all its activities, the FITB will endeavour to provide maximum enjoyment for participants and spectators, maintaining strong values of mutual respect.

- Chin-cheng 'Chris' Huang, FITB President

Below are key events in the history of the FITB.

1967 Dr Hermann Brandt organises the first official tchoukball meeting to establish a committee to run the sport.
1970 Tchoukball was presented internationally, winning the International Physical Education Federation (FIEP) 'Thulin Prize'.
1971 The FITB is founded by Switzerland and France on 05 June 1971 with Tchoukball's creator Dr Hermann Brandt as President.
1972 United Kingdom (under the old name of the British Tchoukball Association) joins the FITB.
1972 Dr Brandt passes away on 15 November, and is replaced by Dr Théodore Werey at the 1973 General Assembly of the FITB.
1975 An international development plan is created by the FITB to spread tchoukball throughout the world.
1976 The first major international tournament takes place, between France, UK and Switzerland.
1977 John Andrews of the FITB introduces tchoukball to Taiwan, where it is immediately extremely popular.
1984 The first FITB International Tchoukball Tournament takes place in Taiwan. 6 countries, 2 continents.
1987 FITB International Tchoukball Tournament in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. 6 countries, 2 continents.
1989 Tchoukball is showcased at the World Games in Karlsruhe, Germany. 5 countries, 2 continents
1990 World Tchoukball Tournament in Portsmouth, United Kingdom. 6 countries, 2 continents.
1995 Due to the Ryacin terrorist attack in Japan, the 1995 tchoukball tournament is cancelled.
1998 Tchoukball is introduced to Brazil by Ocelio Antonio Ferreira.
2000 The 30th anniversary of tchoukball inspires the beginning of the modern era of the sport.
2000 The FITB World Tchoukball Championship in Geneva. 6 countries, 3 continents.
2002 United Kingdom hosts the FITB World Tchoukball Championships at Loughborough. 7 countries, 3 continents.


In countries where tchoukball is not quite big enough to warrant a National Federation or the regulatory sytem in the country is quite large, the FITB works with National Representatives to develop tchoukball.  The goal of National Representatives is to develop tchoukball within the country, present a candidacy at an FITB General Assembly and become accepted as a formal National Federation.

Angola Angola Haiti Haiti Maldives Maldives Belgium Belgium Fiji Fiji
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Paraguay Paraguay Nepal Nepal Hungary Hungary New Zealand New Zealand
Ivory Coast Ivory Coast Uruguay Uruguay Thailand Thailand Malta Malta  
Mali Mali Venezuela Venezuela United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Portugal Portugal  
Mauritius Mauritius        
Niger Niger        
Nigeria Nigeria        
Senegal Senegal        
South Africa South Africa        
Tunisia Tunisia        


FITB membership is approved by the FITB General Assembly that meets every 2 years. Countries must show that they are the genuine National Federation in their country and that they are active in the promotion and development of tchoukball.

      Germany Germany  
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