Korfball President Fransoo to Step Down as ARISF Head

November 12, 2012

International Korfball Federation (IKF) President Jan Fransoo has informed the membership of the Association of IOC Recognized International Sports Federations (ARISF) that he will not run for a third term as President when his current term will expire next May.

In his letter Fransoo cited that he needs to focus his spare volunteer time on the IKF: “The International Korfball Federation has grown so much in the past decade that we feel it is now the right moment to make next steps towards eventual inclusion in the Olympic Program. For this purpose, click my Federation needs my full and undivided attention, at least for the next few years until my current term as IKF President expires in 2015.”

Fransoo (46) conducts his activities as a sport administrator next to a full-time job. Upon his retirement as ARISF President, he will have served on the ARISF Council for 12 years, including 8 years as its President. His decision will also end his membership of the Council of SportAccord, since this is tied to the ARISF Presidency.