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The Sport Accord Convention 2014 was held from 06 to 11 of April in Antalya / Belek, Turkey. FITB's delegation - President Chris Huang, Vice President Chiara Volonte, General Secretary Fang, and Assistant General Secretary Jeff Ang, went to join this great event to promote tchoukball and meet with key stakeholders in the SportAccord movement.

FITB also took this opportunity to visit other International Federations to get their support and cooperation. A key contact was Ms Wajdan Dahkooni, member of UAE Olympic Committee to build contacts with their organization to get more support to promote tchoukball in their country.

During the convention, the FITB delegates introduced tchoukball to many interested parties. Reaction was positive, with particular interest in the benefits of tchoukball and its educational spirit. Highlights were both the Russian and Turkish Olympic committee showing big interest to promote tchoukball. Also, Mr Geert Ruigrok from Holland Moves eagerly discussed promotion of tchoukball in his country and potential participation to the European Tchoukball Championships. As a result, Mr Ruigrok is now recognized as the FITB national representative in Holland.

On the last day of the convention, President Huang and Coach Fang went to the local school in Antalya to promote tchoukball, to raise interest in tchoukball. Jeff Ang was sent on behalf of the FITB as an observer to attend the SportAccord General assembly and had many excellent networking opportunities after the meeting. The FITB will be applying for membership of SportAccord soon andthe future looks bright as a result of exactly this type of initiative.

President Huang was delighted with the progress made during the convention:

"It's a great experience for the FITB to attend such a fantastic networking opportunity. We're looking forward to achieving the main criteria to apply - having 40 National Federations - to be one of the new members of Sport Accord soon!

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