Initiated by TAFISA member, the International Table Soccer Federation (ITSF), the “100 Foosball for Schools” project aims to give all youth access to physical activity by developing and extending the daily practice of playing foosball in schools. To achieve this goal, ITSF supports the implementation of 100 foosball tables in 100 schools in each participating country. The national federation, in cooperation with table manufacturers and governmental and non-governmental organizations, calls on corporate funders who cover the cost of equipping the school. By supporting the implementation of table football in schools, ITSF wants to promote a healthy form of recreation and leisure, as well as pass on to the youngest the values ????of our sport: competition, effort, character building, well-being and fair-play rules.
Target groups: Children and adolescents from 3 to 18 years Disabled people
Achievements: The first pilot country – France – started the project in September 2021 and inaugurated the 100th table in May 2022. Students from participating schools were invited to spend a day at the 2022 ITSF World Championship.
Given the success of the programme, the French Table Football Federation decided to continue the project in the next school year.
7 other countries are very advanced in implementing the program and are building a strong working group to develop the project around the world: Armenia, Argentina, India, Italy, Nepal, USA, Portugal.
A large number of federation members have expressed a desire to join the 100 Foosball for Schools campaign and are working closely with the ITSF to launch it locally.
It focuses on development: ITSF wants to extend the program to all its members. The complementary objective is to open the program to other entities, such as hospitals and other institutions whose aim is to contribute to the improvement of children’s health and education.
A working group was set up to open a similar program aimed at secondary and higher education, with the intention of easing relations between companies and potential future employees.
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