An online meeting between the WAKO European Kickboxing Federation and the Sports Department of the European University Sports Association was held on Tuesday, November 24, as the two partner organisations discussed their respective activities.
WAKO Europe and EUSA have been official partners since 2017, when a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the two organisations on this very day, November 25, three years ago.
The virtual meeting allowed both EUSA and WAKO Europe to inform each other on their activities as well as future plans, ensuring each organisation was up to date with their partner’s events.
Present in the meeting on behalf of EUSA was Sports Manager Mr Besim Aliti and Sports Assistant Ms Lea Medvesek; WAKO Europe Secretary General Mr Srdjan Bugarcic as well as WAKO Technical Director and EUSA’s Technical Delegate for Kickboxing, Mr Romeo Desa.
Following introductions from both federations, EUSA’s upcoming programme was discussed, following which an update was given regarding the fifth edition of the European Universities Games taking place in Belgrade, Serbia in July next year, where Kickboxing will feature as one of the official sports at the Games for the very first time.
The very first European Universities Kickboxing Championship took place in Zagreb, Croatia in 2019, with an impressive 237 participants from 101 different universities taking part in the maiden EUSA Kickboxing competition.
Upcoming milestones were then discussed, as dates for inspection visits, confirmation of venues and further meetings were agreed upon, after which the topic of conversation revolved around the current global COVID-19 pandemic, with possible adaptions and solutions to future events considered.
Both organisations will continually support and engage with each other in future events and activities while promoting Kickboxing among students in Europe, especially considering that registrations for next year’s Kickboxing competition at the European Universities Games are currently open.
Interested participants should contact their National University Sport Association, or visit www.eug2021.eu.