FITEQ representatives visited Djibouti ©FITEQ

The Djibouti National Olympic Committee (CNOSD) worked with the International Federation of Teqball (FITEQ) and Djibouti Teqball Federation (DTF) to deliver equipment to three refugee camps in the country.

The donation took place during the first stop of the FITEQ roadshow, which will see representatives of the governing body visit 30 countries in five continents in the coming months. 

On the visits, the FITEQ team will provide support to recognised and prospective National Teqball Federations in key areas such as education, governance, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, competitions, and club development.

CNOSD President Aïcha Garad Ali worked with FITEQ and DTF to organise the donation of the teqball tables, which also marked the launch of the FITEQ table of peace programme. 

The initiative aims to support communities in post-conflict and disadvantaged areas by providing sporting opportunities that will inspire future generations.

FITEQ general secretary Marius Vizer Jr met with Ali on the trip, during which training courses for teqball coaches and referees were also held. 

The DTF was established in 2019, the same year the country made its debut at the 2019 Teqball World Championships. 

FITEQ has confirmed that all roadshow events will follow COVID-19 protocol and adhere to Government regulations. 

"Over the past year, it has been difficult for FITEQ to visit our National Federations due to COVID-19," Vizer Jr said. 

"We have been in regular contact via videoconferencing and online workshops, but we have been eager to get back on the road and meet with the teqball family in person. 

"We have planned the roadshow meticulously to ensure all COVID-19 precautions are taken and we are incredibly excited to experience the passion for teqball that has been building all over the world in the past year. 

"The roadshow will help FITEQ share practical steps for improvement with our National Federations, which in turn will lead to a better experience for athletes, coaches, referees and fans."