Chris Huang, Former FITB President from 2009-2017 visited Mongolia and Laos this April to run FITB C coaching courses. The C level courses are designed for new countries to have groups of people capable of teaching tchoukball to others. Chris was approached during the Asia-Pacific Tchoukball Federation General Assembly and was only too happy to assist these new countries in the development of tchoukball.
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.
On the 8th May, the first FITB C Coach course in Tunisia was held in the city of Ksar-Hellal. This course was conducted by the FITB Director of International Development, Mr Julio Calegari. Julio also took the opportunity to present a provisional letter of affiliation to the FITB to the new National Federation, Association Tchoukball Tunisie. This is now pending the ratification of the final approval during the FITB General Assembly in 2019.