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13 May 2018

Mexico hosts Technical Meeting in advance of the 2018 u19 World Championship

At the close of a two-day Technical Meeting with the Mexico Local Organising Committee (MLOG), Federation President Jorge Orobio and IFAF Tournament Lead, Marie Solhaug, expressed satisfaction with competition plans and congratulated Championship organisers for their hard work and progress. 

The Technical Meeting saw delegates attend from each of the six competing nations. The tournament will see Canada will defend their crown which they secured in 2016 in Harbin, China. 

Canada will be joined by host nation Mexico, the United States of America, Japan, Australia, and the European Champions - Sweden

Ms Solhaug said, “There is still a lot of work to do, but Mexico 2018 is on track to deliver a great Championships for Mexico and the world. We are pleased with what we have seen and heard during our visit.”

President Orobio said, “This Technical Meeting has been a very productive weekend for all of us, sharing constructive feedback and expertise.  As we move into the final months before the tournament I would like to thank the IFAF and competing nations for their continued support. The strong partnership that we share is critical to our success.”

The Technical Meeting included a series of venue visits and discussions with MLOG on all aspects of event preparations, including the athlete experience, sustainability and transport, legacy, media activity, and security. 

Richard MacLean, IFAF President, welcomed the outcomes from the Technical Meeting. 'The u19 World Championship provides a showcase for some of the finest young footballers from around the world. I am delighted that Mexico and the competing nations are working so hard to give them a wonderful platform.' 

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