IFAF Congress to hold elections

The International Federation of American Football, IFAF, will hold its Annual Convention on December 11, online, which will include elections and for the first time since 2015, there will be a full roster of new candidates.

In fact, not only will there be new candidates for virtually every position, but in almost every case every candidate is unchallenged. Open positions include (names of candidates in brackets) President (Pierre Trochet France), Vice-President (Scott Hallenbeck, USA), Director of Development (Makoto Koshi, Japan / Felipe Pereira, Brazil), General Secretary (Jim Mullin, Canada ), Director of Competitions (Roope Noronen, Finland) and Director of Finance (Carl Michael Eschlböck, Austria).

In other words, IFAF will see an almost new painting from top to bottom.

For those who don’t know who IFAF is or what they do exactly, here’s a quick rundown. The International Federation of American Football is the international governing body of amateur American football and is responsible for all regulatory, competitive, performance and development aspects of the game at a global level.

Its mission and objective are as follows:

  • The organization and promotion of all international amateurs
    competitions through the contact and non-contact versions of the game.
    The promotion of play and the provision of educational and
    innovative resources for the football community to strengthen the
    growth in American football for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
  • Regulation of play on and off the playing field through surveillance
    of its rules.
  • The recognition and support of national federations in the development of the
    game in their respective countries.
  • Representation of the global game with international partners, whether they
    sports organizations, federations or commercial interests.

Besides, IFAF supervises the conduct of all international tournaments between nations, such as the world championships and the European championships.

AFI will present each candidate in the week leading up to the election.

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