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19 October 2015 | in NUSF News

FADU elects New President and Board


LISBON - FADU’s new board, led by its newly elected president Daniel Monteiro, took place last Tuesday, in Lisbon. More than hundred guests witnessed this moment. The event was attended by various entities, Portuguese federations and students unions’ representatives, linked to sport, higher education and youth, such as the Secretary of State for Sport and Youth, Emídio Guerreiro.

Emídio Guerreiro gave a short speech remembering the great projects conducted by the partnership between the Government and FADU, such as the European Universities Games 2018, in Coimbra, and demonstrating "good expectations and confidence in the work to be developed by the new board."

The outgoing president, Filipa Godinho, wished success to the new team that has now the mission to lead sports in Portuguese Higher Education. She also took the opportunity to leave many thanks to all who during the past two years "helped to make it possible to achieve the goals, overcoming challenges and always raise FADU."

Newly elected FADU President Daniel Monteiro

In his speech, Daniel Monteiro talked about the main goals of his board. One of them is to increase the connection between university sports and Paralympic sports, through the recognition of Jorge Pina – Portuguese Paralympic athlete – as the Ambassador of the University Paralympic Sports.

He also reinforced the need of the implementation of measures that help the conciliation between studies and sports career. “There have to exist incentives for the creation of dual careers, which combine sport and academic dimension, a real integrated strategy for national sport still not exist", said Daniel Monteiro.

Daniel and the new governing bodies were elected on 30 September, for a term of two years (2015-2017). Paulo Santos assumes the position of treasurer and Carlos Teixeira, Filipa Braz da Silva, João Nascimento, Nuno Novais, Marianna Cardoso, Pedro Sereno and Sandra Vaz are now the new FADU Vice-Presidents.

Carlos Videira, assumes the position of Chairman of the General Assembly. Also, the new members for Audit, Disciplinary and Justice Board took their seat in the board.

(Source: FADU)