Bangui, Central African Republic September 1, 2021:
Today, the International Functional Fitness Federation (iF3) announced its recognition of the Central African Fitness Federation as the national governing body for competitive functional fitness in the Central African Republic.
Guy Le Grand KOKILO, President of the Central African Federation, stated “We have begun to promote functional fitness among the Central African youth as we begin the development of the federation.”
He went on to explain that,“Next year we plan to organize capacity building courses for our athletes and referees, to organize national competitions and participate in regional and international championships.”
The Central African Federation is now eligible to send athletes to iF3 International events. This year the 2021 World Championships will be held in Norrkoping, Sweden November 26-28th and the 2021 Masters World Championships will be held December 9-11 in Egypt. More information about the work of the Central African Federation is available on Facebook.
Le Grand expressed his excitement about the future saying, “We are fitness activists in the Central African Republic.”
Gretchen Kittelberger, President of the International Functional Fitness Federation, commented, “Functional Fitness is still a developing sport in much of the African Continent, and we are very excited to expand the sport into a new country. Through the work of the Federation in the Central African Republic, we hope to bring functional fitness to an entire community of people who have not yet been exposed to the sport. Someday we hope to see these athletes competing for podium sports at international events”.