WAKO EUROPE REPRESENTATIVES VISITING EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY SPORT EUSA
WAKO EUROPE AS A PART OF EUSA
WAKO Europe board members Miss Aleksandra Nedelkovska and Mr. Bojan Kolev, who is also a member of WAKO Europe Education and students committee, together with Mr. Vladimir Sitar, chairman of WAKO Europe Education and students committee, have visited European Association Of University Sport (EUSA). Visit was about including kickboxing in a big family of European University Sport Association which would be a great step forward for WAKO EUROPE and kickboxing.
In Ljubljana, capitol of Slovenia on February 21st, we had constructive meeting with the president of EUSA, Mr. Adam Roczek. On the meeting also were present Mr. Matjaz Pechovnik, secretary and Mr. Patrik Perosa , sport manager of EUSA.
EUSA has 45 country members from Europe and this year the EUSA Championship will be in Rotterdam, Holland, including 19 sports.
On the meeting, which started very well, we discussed about including kickboxing in a big family of University sport. We explained everything about championships organized by WAKO IF and WAKO Europe and big popularity of our sport around the world. We introduce WAKO as affiliate from GAISF and Sport Accord. Also, kickboxing is a sport which includes students in WAKO championships. For example, Mr. Kolev expressed his experience in Bulgaria where he has organized student championships 7 years in a row. That impressed representatives from EUSA. As a Balkan president, he suggested that Balkan championship this year should be separated from University championship. That was accepted from EUSA. President of EUSA was invited to be a part of this championships and he accepted.
That was one plus more for WAKO Europe and for us as, representatives of WAKO Europe on this meeting.
The president of EUSA, Mr.Roczek has introduced us with the terms that we must fulfill so WAKO Europe can be included in EUSA and also he gave us open hand for cooperation.
Country Members of Wako Europe already fulfill their activities and terms so that kick boxing will be a part of University sport as soon as possible.
WAKO Europe must send the official request letter to be a member of EUSA.
After that, EUSA office will send conditions about.
In April this year EUSA will have General assembly and they will discuss about us.
This meeting finished very well for both sides.
Aleksandra Nedelkovska, WAKO Europe board member
Picture 1. EUSA President, secretary General and sport menager with WAKO Europe representatives.
A special meeting was also held with the representatives of the European kickboxing Federation (WAKO Europe) which is a Continental Division of the World Association of Kickboxing Organisations (WAKO). Mrs Aleksandra Nedelkovska (MKD), Boyan Kolev (BUL) and Vladimir Sitar (SLO) expressed interest in EUSA and its sports programme, discussing potential cooperation in the future.
The outcomes of the working meetings will be presented at the EUSA Executive Committee meeting in April.