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18 May 2016 | in NUSF News, FISU

FISU Seminar at the AUS General Assembly



GOLD COAST – The 2016 Australian University Sport (AUS) National Conference opened on 17 May in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, with the Annual General Meeting of the federation. Shen Zhen, Vice-Chair of the Development Committee, and Laurent Briel, Director of Development and NUSF relations, were invited to present a FISU Seminar during this event.

Shen Zhen presented the new priorities of the FISU Executive Committee, elaborating on the International Day of University Sport. In partnership with UNESCO, FISU invites its member associations to celebrate university sport on 20 September by organising multidisciplinary educational projects covering physical education and sport. Mr Shen also explained how FISU intends to collaborate with Continental University Sports Federations and to assist them in their development programmes. Finally, he highlighted the willingness of FISU to get a comprehensive picture of the needs of National University Sports Federations in order to help them to strive as much as possible.

Laurent Briel, Director of Development and NUSF relations, made a presentation on the rights and obligations of member associations. He started by explaining what is an active member for FISU and why it matters. He gave practical information to member associations regarding the participation in FISU events, explaining how the Summer Universiade Help Programme works for example. He also presented the programme of the 2016 World University Championships and of the 13th FISU Forum to be held from 4 to 9 July in Montpellier (FRA).

This seminar was attended by participants in the AUS Annual General Meeting and by FISU Oceania delegates. A total of 10 countries from Oceania were represented. The AUS Annual General Meeting was held in the framework of the 2016 AUS National Conference, which is the only event of its kind in Australia that unites sport management professionals for an intelligent and informed annual discussion of issues that drive the university sport sector. It gives sports professionals the opportunity to network and to enjoy professional development.


(Source: Development Department & AUS)