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Message from the President

2015-02-18

On the eve of the Lunar New Year, I would like to wish everyone good health and prosperity in the year of the Goat.

2015 is a year for consolidation and for ASFAA to build on the experiences gained as we cast our eyes ahead to the 14th ASFAA Congress in 2016, which as decided in the 22nd ASFAA General Assembly will be hosted by Macau Sport Development Board in Macau, China.

As usual, the Sport for All calendar for 2015 is packed with events, courses and meetings. In the region, Macau will host the ASFAA Training Course for the 3rd time, following the great success of the last two Training Courses held in 2010 and 2012. The theme of the training course is “Sport for all and youth development”, with the aim to provide a structural and practical training to personnel involved or about to engage in the field of Sport for All.

Internationally, two of the highlights in 2015 are the 24th TAFISA World Congress in Budapest, Hungary and 16thIOC Sport for All Conference in Durban, South Africa.

The theme of the 24th TAFISA World Congress is “Sport for All – the Ultimate Legacy”, which is the first event of its kind to address the vitally important issue of legacy in sport, and to discuss ways to extend the sport legacy for the generations to come, how we lead by example, and to create a legacy that can create early positive experiences for children and to integrate physical activity into everyday life.

The 16th IOC Sport for All Conference is the leading international Sport for All Conference for exchanging ideas and experiences in the field of Sport for All. The Conference will be attended for hundreds of tops experts in the field of Sport for All, who will share their best practices on a wide range of activities that have proven successful in getting people of all ages and abilities to become active. The many discussions and initiatives that have come out of this event will help to shape the many sport strategies and policies around the world.

We all have a part to play in ensuring the pleasure and benefits of sport are accessible to all and to promote equality in sport as well as to preserve the culture and development of traditional sports.

ASFAA encourages its members to make the most of the network of communication as well as the cooperation opportunities available among the members and together continue with our effort to develop and promote the Sport for All movement in Asia and Oceania and beyond.

Through participation in the various Sport for All programmes in the region and internationally, ASFAA will learn and draw from the experiences and to work together with all the members to develop successful sport for all programmes that can lead to healthier individuals, a strong society and a sustainable Sport for All movement.

Message from Alex, Vong Iao Lek

President, ASFAA

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