Dear Colleagues, dear Sport Friends, dear All,
I am pleased to express the warm wishes I have for each and every one of you, at the dawn of this New Year 2015. In this period characterized by innovation and tradition, in which we can have understandable concerns, I would hope that we all recognize the need to adopt a lifestyle looking to the future.
The ISF Family has demonstrated confidence in the future and feeling a real solidarity regarding the Vision2030. Our upcoming projects are not intended to erase the past, nor the present, but extend them to greater ambitions. In a few months, we will all gather for the ISF Convention in Doha, Qatar to work around workshops and celebrate modernity along tradition.
In the meantime, the 2015 season of the ISF World School Championships will start. In our values, every world school championship has always added a stone to those posed by its predecessors, every world school championship has always added a plus-value for our young athletes, not only shaping their future but shaping our future by connecting with each other through values of sports, tolerance, self-control, perseverance and diversity. They are citizen of the world; and I express them my gratitude for their gift of giving us generations of great leadership to come. I also express to them the hope of health and serenity. Dream big, work hard, your future is created by what you do today.
I feel fortunate to be part of the ISF family and adventure. I am confident that efforts have been positioning the ISF as determining federation among the international sport sphere.
I want to thank all of you for your dear support and hard work.
I wish you all, to your national bodies, family and beloved ones a prosperous, successful and healthy year 2015.
See you soon.