Federation for International FootGolf held the General Assembly via Zoom on Thursday.
Almost 30 countries’ representatives joined the online meeting, which was another milestone in FootGolf history, FIFG has never held a general assembly like this.
“2020 was a unique year we have never dreamed about.” - opened the 2020 FIFG General Assembly Gábor Gelencsér, president of the Federation for International FootGolf.
“It was clear how the 2020 year will look like with the 4th World Cup, the 2020 World Tour, Regional Tours, the possibility of new campaigns, tours and the Masters for example. The COVID-19 situation dismissed most of the plans and the FIFG Board had to rethink everything. The situation was different in every region and country, that’s why it was hard to find solutions that fit to every member.” - summarized 2020.
Gábor Gelencsér presented the yearly report then Javier de Ancizar vice-president talked about the most important part, the Constitution:
“We have tried for several years to build our statutes, but we realized that we need professional assistance to do this, and of course resources. This year we took this as a priority and now this long process is almost done and finalized. The Board received GAISF’s comments and during a meeting with them they told us we were on the right track. Now we have to send it over to the Swiss lawyer and it can be approved by the FIFG in the next assembly. We estimate mid-January to have the final version ready to be approved by all of us.”
Gábor Gelencsér warned the members there are a lot of pending dues. The FIFG will have a rule for that if a member is not paying its membership or licence fee saving every member’s right.
“I believe we need real partners with capital P in our members. I know there are less active members, we have to check in the next few months, but it is a long process.” added the president.
“About the rescheduled World Cup in Japan, the organizers continued to prepare the event in 2021, but in these hard days, no one could predict how our life will continue and when everything will be as it was a year before. Now it is hard to tell, how and when the World Tour can be restarted” - told us Gábor Gelencsér.
“I hope we will meet soon on the FootGolf course, but the most important is health, so please follow the national rules and hopefully, we will have a competitive and healthy 2021 season.” said the president.
The next FIFG assembly planned for the beginning of the next year.