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rome juniors raffaBefore heading to the start of the Jura leg of the Tour de France and the French Championships in Auxerre, the President of the FIPJP travelled to Rome on July 18th and 19th to attend the European Youth Championships in Raffa. Under the direction of the Vice-President of the Italian Boules Federation, Mr Moreno Rosati, the championships were perfectly organised, with eleven countries taking part in the magnificent National Boules Technical Centre, which was air-conditioned for the occasion, no mean feat given the heatwave...

centre technico

He took the opportunity to meet Francesca Di Folco, Chair of the Athletes' Commission of the World Confederation of Bowls (WPBF), and to prepare for the next meeting of this Commission, probably on a zoom basis. The creation of this Commission was particularly well received by the IOC, no doubt more so than by the federations, who did not grasp its importance given the relatively low number of applications.

He met at length with FIB President Giunio de Sanctis to discuss the world championships in singles, doubles and mixed which will be held in September 2025 inside the historic Circus Maximus; the setting up of the commission for adapted sport, given that the Italian Federation already gather the Olympic Bocce; and the project to reform the qualifications for the world championships, similar to that used by team sports, which will be examined shortly by the Excom.

circus maximus

A fruitful visit, then, which will inevitably be followed by a technical meeting in the presence of FIPJP specialists.