Laurent Petrynka – ISF President
It is crucial for ISF to address younger students as we are living in a more complex and challenging environment. We believe that ISF along with our organisers and partners must help youth student athletes from an early age establish a healthy lifestyle, acquire and develop leadership skills, discover competences whilst also gaining a better understanding of the world. These are the main reasons for which we decided to launch the ISF U15 World School Sport Games.
We would like to thank the Serbian School Sport Federation for hosting this inaugural event which will pave the way for a greater integration of the different categories of school sport practitioners, helping to convey the Olympic Values to the youngest and consolidate the ISF community.
We are looking forward to meeting you all in Belgrade.
Željko Tanasković – SSSF President
Dear participants of ISF U15 World School Games,
I would like to welcome you to Serbia and its capital Belgrade, famous worldwide for sport. We are extremely honoured and happy that our country will be the first to organise the ISF U15 World School Games.
This competition will be special because finally younger students will have the opportunity to compete internationally, as well as being able to meet and socialise with their peers from around the world. Serbian School Sports Federation has organised some of the largest ISF events, such as WSC Volleyball in 2016, WSC Basketball 3×3 in 2018 and WSC Football in 2019, so our Federation has the knowledge and experience for organising big events.
Lastly, I would like to thank the ISF for giving us the support and opportunity to organise these unique Games and write a new chapter in school sport history.
About the ISF
Based in Brussels Belgium, the International School Sport Federation is an international multisport organisation, recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 1995 gathering 132 National School Sport Organisations all around the world. Together with their members, ISF organises more than 10 international sport competitions and grassroots sport and educational events every year for school students aged between 6 to 18 years. With more than 40 sports in its programmes with established partnerships with the relevant International Federations, the ISF organises four different categories of events: Multisport Games U18 – U15; World Schools Championships, School Sport Cups and Educational events.