103 International Technical Officials came together on Saturday 8th May for a virtual assembly to provide a networking and communication opportunity.

The online meeting was titled “From where we were…to where we are…” and the aim was to share and discuss ongoing experiences within the Zones, reflect on the different challenges they are facing, as well trying to maintain the strong connection and network of our international officials which is always present at tournaments creating the “IWBF family” atmosphere.

The 103 attendees joined from across the four Zones: 18 from Africa, 14 from the Americas, 25 from Asia Oceania, and 46 from Europe. All international and zonal referees, referee instructors and supervisors, as well as the cohort of Under30’s referees from the clinic in Vodice, Croatia were invited to participate.

The meeting also included presentations from all four Zones: Charles Saunders (IWBF Africa President), Jorge Bastillero (IWBF Americas Technical Officer), Matt Wells (IWBF Asia Oceania Technical Officer) and Edwin Wallaart (IWBF Europe Technical Officer).

In addition, Spain’s Juanma Uruñuela, one of our most experienced active referees, featured as a special guest.

Furthermore, all attendees had the opportunity to watch live a 3×3 game held in Belgrade, through our referee Darko Sovran from Serbia.