FISTF announces new Equipment Committee

The FISTF Board of Directors is excited to announce the creation of a new Equipment Committee, which will examine all aspects of equipment approved for use in FISTF competitions.
The committee will comprise:
Mike Sgro (FISTF – CAN)

Steve Bennett (SCO)
Roman Bernhardsgrütter (SUI)
Alan Lee (ENG)
Cesare Santanicchia (ITA)
Josef Camilleri (MLT)

Ex-officio Member:
FISTF President Steve Dettre (AUS)

The scope of works of the committee will be:
> Re-examine the existing definitions of equipment to ensure clarity of terms and descriptions across all aspects of equipment (figures, bases, goals, pitches, goalkeepers, balls).

> Provide a means for all Tournament Organisers, MNAs and players to access relevant information about approved equipment, whether through a section of the FISTF website, or a regular newsletter etc.

> Work with equipment manufacturers to provide a proper means of identifying which of their products are approved for use in FISTF tournaments.

The Committee will rework the existing documentation as the basis for their work.
A preliminary report is expected by the end of June, with a final report by September 1.

For the time being, we are asking all producers of table football equipment to refrain from making claims about approval (or ‘homologation’ in previous terminology), until the committee completes its work.