26 AUGUST 2017
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
CAR and FC Barcelona Announced as Hosts of The 2019 International Elite Sports Forum
 
CAR Sant Cugat and FC Barcelona, through the Barça Innovation Hub, have been awarded the rights to host the 2019 ASPC International Forum On Elite Sport. The announcement was made at the closing ceremony of the 10th International Forum on Elite Sport held at the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa from 23-26 August 2017.
 
The Forum is the biennial meeting of the International Association of Sports Performance Centers (ASPC), a global meeting of the leaders of Olympic Training Centre's and High Performance sports organisations worldwide.
 
The bid for hosting the 2019 Forum was presented by Francesc Cos, Sports Performance Director of the Barça Innovation Hub, during the Board of Directors meeting which took place prior to the start of the Forum in Durban.
 
The CAR Sant Cugat and FC Barcelona collaborate regularly on topics such as research and applied performance sciences, as well as the global training of athletes.
 
The CAR is a founding member of the ASPC and has been part of the Board of Directors since its formation in 2006. The Centre hosted the second edition of the Forum in 2001, where ASPC was formed.
 
After the announcement, the ASPC flag was symbolically handed over to the new hosts by Brendon Goodenough from Prime Human Performance Institute, the LOC Chairman for the 10th Forum.
 
Toby Sutliffe, Marketing Manager of the University of Pretoria High Performance Centre was also announced as the new Vice President of the ASPC Global.
 
Closing the conference the President of ASPC, Dale Henwood said, “We had high expectations of the conference and South Africa has over-delivered. We were also challenged at the beginning of the conference by SASCOC President, Gideon Sam, to leave something behind to help build elite sport in Africa. We trust that we have made a great deposit as much as we have learnt from this beautiful continent.”
 
ENDS
 
CONTACT:Ms Taweni Gondwe Xaba
Media Liaison
10th International Forum on Elite Sport
+27 (0) 720232552 /taweni.gondwe@gmail.com
 
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