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Inaugural European Amputee Football Federation Congress wraps up in Dublin

Amp Futbol Polska logo. Image credit: Amp Futbol Polska
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Attendees at the European Amputee Football Federation Congress. People pictured include back row left to right: Christy McElligott, Lars Wurst, Patricia P-ka, Renzo Vergnani, Simon Baker, Mateusz Widlak, unknown, Halil Ibrahim Köprülü, unknown and unknown. In the front row from left to right: Anna Maria Manara, Francesca Mazzei, Cacao Cacao Tralalou, unknown, unknown, unknown, Nico Nemo Garcia, and Yuri Shurulya. Image credit: Amp Futbol Polska

Yesterday, the inaugural European Amputee Football Federation (EAFF) Congress wrapped up in Dublin, Ireland. Poland’s Mateusz Widłak was unanimously elected President of the organization during the meeting. Turkey’s Tufan Okturen was elected Vice President. Ireland’s Simon Baker was elected Secretary General.



Membership was also selected for other committees.  Poland’s Patrycja Plewka and Grzegorz Skrzeczek were elected to the Sports Science and Medical Committee.  Poland’s Rafał Bieńkowski was elected to the Technical and Competitions Committee.


People attending the conference included Christy Mc Elligott, Anna Maria Manara, Lars Wurst, Francesca Mazzei, Patrycja P-ka, Cacao Cacao Tralalou, Renzo Vergnani, Simon Baker, Mateusz Widłak, Halil İbrahim Köprülü, Nico Nemo Garcia and Yuri Shurulya (юрий шуруля).
UEFA’s Patrick Gasser was also present at the Congress, and indicated that they will provide support to EAFF, and that there was the possibility of joint projects to take place soon between the two organizations.

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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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