FISTF world in shock at passing of Fred Vulpes

It’s with a heavy heart that we inform the table football community of the passing of Fred Vulpes, FISTF vice-president of Finances.
Hailing from Germany, Fred was the longest tenured member of the FISTF board and was planning to retire from the post after the 2024 World Cup.

He was elected onto the FISTF Board in 2002, at the Congress in Birmingham, and apart from a short absence after the Extraordinary Congress in 2010, he held the reins of the finance department.
He worked with former General Secretary Horst Deimel to change the financial reporting process, then was an  enthusiastic distributor of the FISTF accounts to all member nations on a monthly basis.
An experienced player and a gentleman, his work in front of FISTF’s finances was flawless.
Apart from table football, he was also a well respected football referee for 1. FSV Mainz 05.
We wish his family and friends find solace in this particularly tough time.
Fred’s brother Thomas passed away in 2020.

He will be sorely missed.