The IFAF Congress at Paris on September 17th has unanimously reelected President Mr Tommy Wiking (Sweden) for the next four-year-term. Robert Huber (Germany) was elected as Senior Vice President, Sahin Komurcu (Turkey) and Prof. Leoluca Orlando (Italy) as Vice Presidents. Marco Antonio Cobar (Guatemala) was elected as Treasurer, Janice Ward (Ireland) as Secretary.
Furthermore Michel Daum (France) as a Legal Officer, John Mahnen (USA), Anon Raras Mitayani Hahn (Indonesia) and Namdev Shirgaonkar (India) were elected into the new presidium.
The IFAF Congress consisting of delegates representing 54 countries also unanimously approved new statutes and a new structure for IFAF.
The continued worldwide growth of American football accounted for the induction of four new member federations this time, Albania, Bahamas, Portugal and Uganda, and the constructive and substantive discussions underline that after a difficult period a spirit of optimism can be felt again within IFAF.