Wrestling Workshop in Estonia Helps Strengthen Capacities, Enhance Wrestling Development

By United World Wrestling Press

TALLINN, Estonia (August 14) -- On the eve of the Junior World Championships in Tallin, Estonia, UWW Development with the support of the Estonian Wresting Federation held the first National Federation Workshop for EU countries. 

The workshop, which was attended National Federation Presidents, Secretary Generals and General Managers from eight European federations, helped strengthen the capacities in member federations and accelerate the national efforts for enhancing wrestling development in conjunction with the UWW European Council. 

UWW Development projects and programs were presented to the National Federation leaders. In addition, the latest UWW EU Council support programs were also introduced to the member federations by Vania Kazazyan. Round table discussions were carried out throughout the seminar.

Razvan L. Pircalabu, President of the Romanian Wrestling Federation, had high praise for the work of UWW Development. We can see a clearly structured global wrestling development strategy," said Pircalabu. "UWW Development is heading in the right direction. This workshop provided an excellent opportunity to learn from and exchange experiences with other countries."

Filip Stuer, Secretary General of the Royal Belgian Wrestling Federation, is pleased with UWW's investment in Belgium wrestling. "This is my first time attending such a UWW workshop," said Stuer. "It is very informative. I'm very happy to hear that UWW is willing to help and invest in small wrestling nations such as Belgium."

Suggestions received from the participants will be taken into consideration for the UWW Global Wrestling Growth Plan for the next Olympic cycle.