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Ukraine

The Federation of American Football of Ukraine (FAFU) is the All-Ukrainian public sports organization that was created in 2005 with a view to develop, propagate, and popularize American Football in Ukraine. And do so by increasing the role of physical sport training, to strengthen the positions, increase prestige, and representation of interests of American Football as sport on the international scene.      

Today the Federation of American Football of Ukraine unites 22 teams in 11 regions. All-Ukrainian competitions include 13 club teams. The championship of Ukraine is the most representative tournament among the CIS countries. In total, the season of 2013 held 40 matches in the largest cities of Ukraine: Kiev, Kharkov, Donetsk, Dnepropetrovsk, Odessa, Vinnitsa, Lviv, Uzhgorod, and Mariupol. The geography of American Football in Ukraine is continually growing!

The governing body of FAFU organizes and holds training seminars for officials.  The results have been noticed with the quality of refereeing immediately increasing since the seminars began. In 2009, for the first time in the 20-year-old history of American Football on post-Soviet territory, the game rules have been translated into Russian, which is the official language of international communication in the CIS countries. This is a very large and extremely important step in the right direction for the development and advancement of American Football in Eastern Europe.      

The Federation of American Football in Ukraine is a non-profit organization. Growth of the sport is being demonstrated by recent participation of the Ukraine National Team in international competitions. The federation is also participating civically in the Ukrainian nation-wide social improvement initiative working with youth to partake in sports.

Board of Directors:
Pavlo Teslenko - President, obukrin@ukr.net
Andriy Bilyi - Vice-President, abely285@gmail.com
Andriy Kravchenko - Executive Director, krava76@gmail.com

Address:
Federation American Football of Ukraine (FAFU)
Esplanadna Str. 42
Kiev
Ukraine 01023

Website: www.fafu.net.ua
e-mail: office@fafu.in.ua
 

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