As we come to the end of 2015, it is time to reflect on what 2016 will bring us relating to the various dimensions of our personal and working lives. That we do not know.
What we do know is that from a TWIF perspective, we are having two very important international events. Both doubling as qualifiers for the World Games end of July 2017 in Poland.
On behalf of TWIF Executive and the respective Local Organising Committees (LOC’s) in The Netherlands (World Indoor Championship in Volendam: 18 – 21 February 2016) and Sweden (World Outdoor Championships in Malmö: 8 – 11 September 2016), I invite all interested members and club teams to enter and participate in these events. For those that have not so yet, there is still a few weeks before entries close for Volendam. Don’t miss out on the opportunity!
The top six countries in the Women 540 Kg (indoor) and M640Kg & M700Kg (outdoor) will qualify for the World Games in Wroclav, Poland. Good luck to all the national teams – we are looking forward to top class perfomances, as this will be the only way to ensure qualification. Until we achievce our ultimate goal of Olympic participation, participating – and winning a medal - in the World Games remains the pinnacle of any individual or team to achieve.
In the mean time your Executive Committee are working hard to ensure that all the various administrative and development aspects of our sport are being dealt with effectively. Two development and training courses are planned for 2016, the first in Delhi, India in February and the second in the Dominican Replublic later in the year – the venue and dates are still to be confirmed for this course.
I also wish to remind members to submit their proposals and 2015 reports by the deadline of 31 December 2015 to the Secretary General. Detail in this regard have been distributed earlier.
Lastly, on behalf of the TWIF Executive I wish everybody a joyous holiday and a very prosperous and happy 2016. May all your dreams come true.