Celebrating the New Year in the World of Table Football: A Message from ITFC President

Happy New Year to All of You!
¡Feliz Año Nuevo a todos ustedes y sus familias!
Feliz año nuevo a todos ustedes!
Boldog új évet kívánok mindenkinek!
La mulți ani tuturor!
Feliç any nou a tots vosaltres! Salut I Botons!
Срећна Нова година!
Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku Wam wszystkim!
ყველას გილოცავთ ახალ წელს!

To our beloved table football community around the world!

As we stand on the threshold of a new year, I extend heartfelt New Year greetings to each one of you and your families. May the coming year bring you prosperity, success both on and off the table football field, and moments of joy in your personal lives.

The year 2024 is destined to be an exciting and busy period for us. Our primary goal is clear – to stabilize our organization, infusing it with fresh ideas, increased visibility and the support of new sponsors. We’re gearing up to organize multiple successful championships, creating opportunities for all enthusiasts to showcase their passion and skill.

A Global Table Football Family

Looking ahead, my ambition for 2024 extends beyond our organizational goals. I aim to engage in face-to-face discussions with our brother table football organizations worldwide. In our eyes, all table football games are part of one big family. It’s our shared responsibility to unite our strengths, making table football greater and more significant than ever. Within this global community, whether you play for fun, dream of being a champion, or being already a champion, there’s a place for everyone. We are one community, bound by our love for Table Football.

2024: The Year of Regional Championships

This year takes us on a journey through regional championships, featuring the European Championship and South America Championship in autumn. Prepare yourselves for the excitement of Champions League finals and numerous international events. Qualifiers for the 2025 World Championship will start in many countries. For a detailed schedule, refer to the official ITFC calendar for 2024 (ITFC Calendar 2024), with additional dates to be confirmed soon.

Let’s shine a spotlight on some exciting developments across the globe:

  • The USA is preparing for its inaugural official Championship year under the ITFC umbrella.
  • Barcelona eagerly awaits international players for its yearly Champions Cup, and the Catalan Federation plans to promote their game and rules across multiple countries.
  • Poland continues to impress with continuous championships and a thriving community of young players.
  • The Spanish Chapas Federation is set to organize numerous championships, and discussions with their management are on the agenda.
  • Further discussions are underway with Georgia representatives, exploring opportunities for collaboration.

See You at the Championships!

In closing, I eagerly anticipate meeting you at the championships, where together, we will take our table football community to new heights. See you soon, next to the table.

Best Regards,
István Mártonfi – ITFC President

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