FIFS President Message
Together with my colleagues at the Federation, we wish you a very happy, and healthy 2022.
I am honored to be entrusted with the responsibility of the FIFS’ President, and with your support like to expand Sport of Football Skating globally, to hold world competitions regularly, and qualify Football Skating as an Olympic event.
I am deeply grateful to the FIFS Board of the Directors for their full support especially, FIFS’s both Vice Presidents Mr. Zack Phillips, the founder of RollerSoccer in San Francisco (USA), and (Mr. Almir Falcao, the founder of 1st edition Futins in Recife, (Brazil), for all their hard work and initiatives to expand Football Skating since 1995.
Football Skating sport, known as Roller Soccer/Futins/Roller Foot, etc. existed in 1882 in London. It is the efforts of Mr. Zack Phillips, and Almir Falcao since 1995, which have revived this sport again globally, to the extent of successfully holding 14 world cups from 1995 until the last World Cup in Belgium in 2019.
After various meetings, especially during the SportAccord/GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations) congress in Lausanne, we understood well that we have to change and update some of the FIFS’ laws of the game.
the mentioned rules were identified and the necessary changes have now been successfully implemented.
With the Partnership of International Professional Training Certification- IPTC, FIFS start huge development in various parts of the world. thousands of football skating official referees and instructors were trained and certified globally. the main goal of this collaboration is Football Skating development worldwide, professional and academic training for different age and gender categories.
FOOTBALL SKATING World Cup 2022 (FSWC2022):
The communication between Federation International Football Skating and Italy for hosting the 2022 15th Football Skating World Cup has been started.
Italy will be the host of many international events in 2022. We are excited and looking forward to organizing the most memorable competition and anticipate the participation of 30-40 countries in this event.
Special thanks to our local and international organization committees, officials, referees, volunteers, who will support the FSWC 2020.
Federations Expansion Goals:
The Federation’s goal is to establish 25 more recognized Football Skating Federations/Associations by the end of 2022 and increase this number to 45 by the end of 2023. also, we will be approved 50 more registered and recognized Football Skating clubs in 2022.
FIFS Extraordinary Congress:
In 2017 and with the support of the Eskisehir government, IPTC organized the 1st FIFS congress in Eskisehir, Turkey. 38 countries including USA, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, Cameron, Guinea, United Kingdom, Oman, Spain, Russia, Pakistan, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Uganda, Kazakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Kuwait, etc. were represented in this Congress.
Sincere thanks to Mr. Yilmaz Buyukersen, Mayor of the Eskisehir, Mr. Kazim Kurt, Mayor of Odunpazari Municipality, and Mr. Ahmet Atac, Mayor of Tepebasi Municipality, and Eskisehir Ministry of youth and sports for their full support of both FIFS Extraordinary Congress 2017 and IPTC/FIFS Football Skating Certification Seminar.
FIFS Next Congress:
Unfortunately, since 2019, according to the Covid-19, all the FIFS Congresses and events got canceled but now I would like to inform you that we can organize the next FIFS Congress in Italy during the FSWC 2022.
During the FIFS Congress 2022, the new Board Members for Football Skating Asia, Africa, Europe, America, and Oceania Confederations will be elected or appointed by FIFS Congress.
Once again, thank you very much for your continued trust and confidence in me and the Federation’s mission. We all together will make Football Skating one of the most popular sports which will be enjoyed by males and females of all ages globally.
Mehdi Salman Pour,