Kelaniya, Sri Lanka July 16, 2018: Today, the International Functional Fitness Federation (iF3) announced its recognition of the Functional Fitness Federation Sri Lanka as the national governing body for competitive functional fitness in Sri Lanka.
Mr. Wijemanna Liyanaarachchige Meril Indrajith Arawinda, President of the Sri Lanka Federation, announced, “We are proud of starting the Sri Lanka Federation under the guidance of the iF3 as the international governing body and ensuring the development of Functional Fitness in Sri Lanka. It is a great privilege for us to be an affiliated country of the iF3, and we express our gratitude to the world President and the international executive committee for welcoming us as a nation.”
He went on to explain that, “We will do our best to promote the concept of functional fitness among the citizens of Sri Lanka and enhance both Physical and mental fitness as we move towards creating a healthy Nation and developing competitive functional fitness as a sport.”
The Sri Lanka Federation will be looking to send a contingent of athletes to compete at the International Functional Fitness Federation World Championships this fall. The World Championships will be held October 5-7th, 2018 in London, England and features athletes from around the world. More information about the work of the Sri Lanka Federation will be available on their social media pages and website which will be announced shortly.
Aravinda expressed his excitement about the future saying, “ The concept of functional fitness training will definitely assist any athlete to become more successful in his or her major events.”
Gretchen Kittelberger, President of the International Functional Fitness Federation, commented, “With the new addition of the Federation in Sri Lanka, we continue to grow our presence in Asia. It is always especially rewarding when National Federations join the iF3 from countries not traditionally known to have a strong presence in the sport. This means there is an incredible opportunity for development and growth of the sport in the country, and we look forward to working with the Sri Lanka Federation and witnessing that growth in the coming years.”
The Sri Lanka Functional Fitness Federation is the national governing body for competitive functional fitness in Sri Lanka. It is a non-profit organization headquartered in Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. For more information please visit FFFSL.LK (website coming soon)
International Functional Fitness Federation (iF3): iF3 is the international governing body for competitive functional fitness. iF3 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made up entirely of volunteers who work to serve the best interests of the sport and athletes. To learn more about iF3, or to donate, please visit: www.functionalfitnessfederation.org or https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/international-functional-fitness-federation2
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