EUROPEAN FOOTGOLF GRAND SLAM
The FIFG introduces the European FootGolf Grand Slam
The European FootGolf Tour (EFT) was fully integrated into the Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG) and starting this year will administrate an EUROPEAN RANKING. Participating in the FIFG World Tour 2018 and the EUROPEAN FOOTGOLF GRAND SLAM. Competitions created and approved by the Board of Directors of the FIFG.
This process will be continued by other two Continental Rankings and Competitions in 2019:
The Inter-American FootGolf Tour (IFT) and the Asian FootGolf Tour (AFT).
After discussing and evaluating with the Board of Directors of the FIFG for the past months, the European FootGolf Tour (EFT) has changed the system. Validating now the points of ALL of the FIFG World Tour tournaments played on the European continent and using the FIFG World Tour system that can be followed on fgranks.com. The main difference between the continental tours and the world tour is the inclusion of a General or Absolute category. In the continental rankings, this General or Absolute category will collect points from Men, Senior, Women and Teams.
Each year, the European ranking points for each player will be calculated as the sum of (European tournaments only).
All players affiliated to FIFG Member Countries will be counted into the Continental Tours but only World Tour competitions played on European soil will count for Europe and so on.
Like in other sports, the European FootGolf Grand Slam (EFGS) will include important tournaments in Europe: The Majors of Holland, Italy and France; the FIFG-500 of UK, Hungary, Switzerland and the Grand European Final in Portugal. The top 3 players in the General or Absolute Category of the EFGS will be invited to the Grand Final with paid registration. The following week more information will be available online.
FOR FIFG-250 FIFG-100 & FIFG-50 VISIT FGRANKS.COM
Calendar / Timeline:
- On February 15th FIFG will communicate World Tour 2018 Calendar.
- World Tour 2018 Starts March 1 st , with the exception for FIFG 100 and FIFG 50 tournaments which may start in February 1st 2018, but confirmed by January 31 st
- FIFG Members countries continue uploading minor tournaments at www.fgranks.com
GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE 3RD OFFICIAL WORLD CUP OF THE SPORT OF FOOTGOLF.
You can use the link: http://www.fifg.org/morocco-2018.html to visit a internal page with basic information about our upcoming World Cup. Please note that this page may be updated periodically. It's content and information may vary until November 30th, 2018.
If you are a Player affiliated to an FIFG Member Country and have questions, please contact your national FootGolf organisation. If you are a representative of an FIFG Member Country, Member of a FIFG Committees, a potential Sponsor or Media representative, please contact the Organiser or World Cup Committee.
The official page of the FIFG World Cup 2018 will be launched in January 2018.
See you in Marrakesh!!!
The French Association of FootGolf (AFFG) and the Moroccan FootGolf Association (AFGM) won the bid to organize and host the 3rd edition of the FIFG World Cup. FootGolf's most prestigious competition will take place in Marrakech on the Al Maaden Golf Resort, from 9-16 of December 2018.
Following the FIFG call for applications at the beginning of October, two applicants positioned themselves to become host countries and to organize the main competition in 2018. Previous host were Argentina in 2016 and Hungary in 2012. Italy (AIFG), and the join candidacy of France (AFFG) and (Morocco) AFGM, both submitted proposals between November 10th and 13th . After a vote of the 31 FIFG Member Countries, the France/Morocco project won with over 64% of the votes.
Next week, the FIFG World Cup 2018 Committee will be confirmed and details about the competitions will be unveiled.
See you in Marrakesh!!!
Video: The 2016 FootGolf World Cup presented by Hyundai
FIFG Awarded GAISF Observer Status
Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG) is very proud to announce we have been awarded GAISF Observer Status.
On 2 October 2017, the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) announced 7 out of the 15 organisations who officially requested the observer status have been granted the distinction.
This a very important step in the development of our sport. In its communication, GAISF remarks: “Observer Status allows new, young International Federations to take advantage of the GAISF network to grow and develop. “
“The Observer status has been designed as a first step in a clear pathway towards full GAISF membership. Observers will be accompanied by GAISF in their development towards fulfilment of all criteria required for membership, such as preparing them for becoming WADA compliant, assisting them in increasing their members in various countries across the globe and receiving the required recognitions by National Olympic Committees or by the highest national sports authorities.”
FIFG would like to thank GAISF for the help during the application process and for giving us the opportunity to collaborate towards achieving full GAISF membership.
This process will require strong commitment from all FIFG member countries and close collaboration with the FIFG Board and GAISF. We are very excited to be taking the next steps to becoming GAISF full members.
Global Association of International Sports Federations - previously SportAccord, is the umbrella organisation for all (Olympic and Non-olympic) international sports federations as well as organisers of multi-sports games and sport-related international associations.
To learn more about GAISF, please visit: https://gaisf.org/
ATTENTION FIFG MEMBERS AND AFFILIATED PLAYERS!
Following some discussions between Presidents and Delegations during the World Cup 2016 in Argentina, requests from many players from around the world and after receiving strong support from Member Countries, our Board of Directors has decided that the next FIFG World Cup will take place in 2018 - with 3 categories (Men, Senior, Women) and with 2 different Formats: Individual and a Team competition.
To ensure that all of the FIFG Member countries can prepare effectively for the media attention and the required standards of competition, the event will be held between July and December of 2018. The bidding process will start this October 6th, the FIFG Member Countries with intentions to become candidates will have until the 31st of October of 2017 to present their final proposal and the Board of Directors will announce the country who will host the 3rd Edition of the FootGolf World Cup on November 10th, 2017.
FIFG MEMBER COUNTRIES AND AFFILIATED PLAYERS
The Board of Directors of the FIFG planned 230 World Tour competitions this year, with the collaboration of the presidents of 30 member countries, expecting over 10,000 players. The #1 FIFG Ranked Player in 2017, will be a solid winner!
Good luck, footgolfers!!!
New Member Countries
On January 31st, 2017 the following member countries have been approved by the Board of Directors of the Federation for International FootGolf: