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On Saturday the 6 February, ISF member the Mexican Federation of School Sports, FEMEDEES, held their 2021 national congress, online, and invited ISF President Laurent Petrynka to attend as one of the event’s opening speakers.
Addressing the congress and FEMEDEES President Jose Martin Sanchez Tenorio, President Petrynka expressed his delight and gratitude for the invitation to attend this Mexican Federation of School Sports event: “It is always special for me to be invited by a member that has recently joined the ISF Family. It is a pleasure to discover how strong the school sport movement is in different countries, and to discover other projects and new ways to help youth become more active and healthier. I am delighted to meet new individuals, providing new opportunities to grow together. It is an honour for ISF to have a country with such a long and strong sport tradition, as a member.”
Joining in 2019, ISF member for Mexico, FEMEDEES has shown its determination to be actively involved within ISF, at both the event and infrastructural level, with Mexico taking part in the inaugural ISF World Schools Taekwondo Poomsae virtual championship 2020, Despite the challenging year of 2020. This commitment was further reinforced by the appointment of two members of the Mexican Federation of School Sports, to the ISF Taekwondo Technical Commission, with FEMEDEES President, Mr Jose Martin Sanchez Tenorio and Mr Santiago Escuita.
Having now participated in ISF events, and become selected within an ISF Technical Commission, the natural progression is for Mexico to become an ISF event organiser. With the country’s rich sporting history, having hosted both the Olympic Games and FIFA World Cup, President Petrynka invited the federation to begin the process of becoming the newest country to host an ISF event, and welcome school sport from around the world to Mexico.
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