We are delighted to announce that the European University Sports Association (EUSA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Federation of Muaythai Associations (IFMA). Signing the Memorandum is a result of the common interests and goals of both organisations - to increase the participation among students of higher education in sport, and to provide the best conditions at EUSA sports events.
Muaythai is a popular sport among university students across the world, and also in Europe. The International University Sports Federation (FISU) held the first Muay Thai sports event in 2018. Four years later, the sport will also be featured at the EUSA’s European Universities Games 2022 in Lodz, Poland.
Adam Roczek, President of EUSA stated “We are very excited to have muaythai added to the EUSA Combat Sports programme, and we look forward to enabling university student athletes from all over Europe to experience the largest university sport event in Europe – the European Universities Games. The joint cooperation will enable better promotion, organisation and future development of muaythai and university sport in general.”
IFMA Vice President Rafal Szlachta represented IFMA at the historical signing which will give more competitive opportunities to muaythai athletes in Europe and promote the sport amongst student athletes. Mr Szlachta stated “Education and sporting excellence are important values in the shaping of our future citizens of the world. IFMA believes in ensuring that athletes are supported with opportunities through all steps of their athletic journey from grassroots to elite level, and our inclusion into the EUSA programme is yet another way to secure these opportunities.”