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Following the recent acceptance of the Democratic Republic of Congo as an FITB member during the General Assembly this August in Malaysia, the activities in their National Federation (FECOTCHOUK) are proceeding at an amazing pace. On the 12th and 13th November, the first FITB C Coach course was held in the capital Kinshasa with the participation of local athletes and physical education teachers.
On the 13th and 14th July, the first FITB C level coaching course was held in Peru in the capital city of Lima. The course was conducted by the Brazilian FITB coach Archimedes de Moura Junior who was very optimistic regarding the development and future of tchoukball among the Peruvians.
On the 13th of December, 2018, the first FITB C coach course was held in Portugal, at the secondary school Dr Ginestal Machado, in the city of Santarém. The course was conducted by the FITB Director of International Development Julio Calegari and participants from different regions of the country took part.
The World Tchoukball Championships and World Youth Tchoukball Championships winning bids have been announced today following a decision from the FITB Executive Committee. Malaysia will host the senior event with Singapore hosting the youth event. The FITB Executive Committee was impressed with the level of detail from both winning federations and made the decision at the conclusion of the European Tchoukball Championships in Castellanza, Italy last week.
In 2017, FITB Vice President Chiara Volonté has been invited to introduce Tchoukball in Iceland. She travelled to Reykjavìk and then to Reydarfjordur, East-Iceland where she gave a refresher course to the local PE Teachers. She got a lot of interest from them and 2 PE teachers passed the test getting the C coach Licence. Anna Skrodzka-Peta and Thelma Snorrdottier became the very first Icelandic C coaches. It was also a great opportunity for kids from Grunnskòlì to experience tchoukball for the first time.