International Teqball Federation launches para teqball
The International Teqball Federation (FITEQ) has officially launched para teqball, in line with its ambition to promote inclusivity and equal opportunity.
The official launch was headlined by the publication of the Official Rules and Regulations of Para Teqball and the Para Teqball Classification Regulations. FITEQ is hoping to pave the way for elite parasport athletes to excel in international competitions and for grassroots players all around to be inspired to play the sport.
The Para Teqball Classification Regulations will provide a structured framework for the sport and determine which athletes are eligible to compete in elite level events. Initially, there will be two para teqball classes: Para Teqball Sport Class 1 (PTBSC 1), which is for athletes permanently requiring the use of crutches, and Para Teqball Sport Class 2 (PTBSC 2), which is for athletes with a prosthesis. FITEQ intends to expand on this in the future, so that as many people as possible can compete in elite events.
Following the launch, FITEQ President Gábor Borsányi said, “When I think about what sport means to me, I think of passion, ambition, equality, diversity and inclusivity. Sport at its core should be for everyone, regardless of age, ability or background. For teqball to stay true to this and live up to our ambition to be a sport for all, we must provide opportunities for all aspiring teqers to enjoy the world’s fastest growing sport. In launching the official rules of para teqball, we are paving the way for hidden stars to emerge in elite level competitions. We believe this will inspire a new generation of teqers to reach their full potential, whatever level that might be. Together, we will dream big and show the world that teqball is for everyone.”