ISF President shakes hands with IJF Secretary General after signing MOU

ISF signed a new collaborative MOU to further promote Judo in schools

Feb 2, Paris, France – In a significant stride towards expanding the educational horizons through sports, ISF continues to make steady progress by introducing more sports that resonate well with students in school athletic events and activities.

Following the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed with the International Judo Federation (IJF) in 2017, last week witnessed another milestone as ISF inked a new collaborative MOU with IJF in Paris. This agreement aims to solidify the foundation for promoting the sport of judo in future events such as Gymnasiade and educational initiatives organized by ISF over the coming years.

IJF Secretary General Dr. Lisa Allan declared,"In the name of the IJF president, Mr Marius Vizer, I am happy to sign today this memorandum of understanding between our two organisations. As you know, judo is an educational sport and nothing could be more obvious than to partner with your organisation, Mr Petrynka, an organisation that takes care of young people. The IJF is committed to developing the sport and education throughout the world."

ISF President Laurent Petrynka said, "Sport at school is the most important thing and together we can do a lot. This is an historic signature which is the continuation of what has been undertaken for many years. As the ISF arrives in Lausanne, there is a technical dimension in working together but there is also a strong message attached to it. Sport at school, that counts. This is crucial for the youth from all over the world. When our society and especially our youth is affected by obesity, harassment and many addictions, we need to give the signal that with sport we have a powerful tool to offer our people the chance to feel better and live in a better society."

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