WHAT IS WFCS
The World Federation for Company Sport (WFCS) is a voluntary non-profit organization gathering national company sport or other federations taking care about company sport from all continents. These national federations are referent associations in their own countries to organize activities related to company sport. Most of these federations’ members are companies that differ in their size, form, and activity.Company sport covers all types of sport and physical activities that can be organized by and within a company.
WFCS is a recent organization as the federation was created on 2nd June 2014 after several contacts have been developed between European Federation for Company Sport (EFCS) President, Didier Beyssere, and company sport organisations in Asia. The ceremony took place in Wiesbaden (Germany) in the halls of the Chancellery, under the high patronage of Mr Volker BOUFFIER, Minister President of the Land. International representatives from company sport federation were present during this moment, the first official one for a worldwide company sport.
MISSIONS AND VALUES
This federation aims to promote the development of worldwide company sport. Core missions are mainly about:
Strengthening human and cultural contacts across national borders through sport.
Promoting regular physical activity within companies.
Emphasizing the recreational and health enhancing character of grassroots sport.
Values and topics area of the federation are health and well-being enhancement, togetherness, non- discrimination, ecological awareness, equality, social inclusion and relationships.
Related to management, corporate culture, health, social responsibility, individual and collective performance topics, physical activity and company sport are today a clear and adapted answer to companies and employees’ issues.
The WFCS’s targets are multiple. Sport activities concern as heart targets both active and retired employees as well as publics that are most often forgotten by sport offering: youth, women and disabled people. They are from companies affiliated to the WFCS through their national federations for company sport.
- Organization of sport events. – World Company Sport Games with Summer Games in even years and Winter Games in odd years.
- Organization of a wide spectrum of sport events initiated by national federations under the WFCS patronage.
- Organization of conferences and workshops on themes related to company sport and health and well-being at work; company sport and performance, sport and social inclusion.
- Exchange of regular and systematic information on initiatives and good practices taken in company sport across national borders.
Representation of company sport national federations at world level.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF WSCG
After Athens, the World Federation of Company Sport (WFCS) is hea- ding to Leon (Mexico). Our Mexican friends will have the pleasure of hosting the 4th World Company Sport Games (WCSG) at the end of the year 2023. It will undoubtedly be a highlight of sport and reprise. It will also be a first, because for the first time, the American continent will be the theater of the Games.
Management, social cohesion, innovation, performance or quite simply public health issues are all issues that are now perfectly identified for the company. Company sport is an effective and recognized tool, both by managers and employees, in terms of productivity and well-being in the company …
We look forward to meeting you all together, after these last complica- ted months of the pandemic, to live out our passion among colleagues and / or among citizens of the world.
Equipped with high-quality sports and tourist infrastructure, strong support from the political, economic and sports world, it is with enthu- siasm and pleasure that you will be welcomed in Leon.
We therefore invite you overwhelmingly to participate in this great gathering which will welcome athletes from all over the world and which will be under the sign of a fair and friendly practice of sport.
See you in Leon in 2023!
World Federation for Company Sport President
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF FEMDE
The city of León is ready to host the 4th World Company Sport Games, which will be held for the first time outside of Europe.
After restructuring the WCSF schedule, Mexico decided to move the games to December. This will allow sports lovers to take advantage of a better climate in the region, with sunny days and cool nights to fully enjoy daily activities.
The state of Guanajuato is well known for its tourism infrastructure and hospitality, with some heritage towns around León that will allow athletes to combine sport and tourism.
The organizing committee has designed a very friendly and active event for December 2023. Multiple events will be held where most of the main tourist attractions, fairs and congresses that are part of the “León MX District” will take place.
This includes local soccer and basketball stadiums, as well as open spaces that will host all of our concerts and nightly activities.
Hotels and sports facilities are within walking distance of the Event Campus. The city’s trans- port network will be available near the venues to facilitate access to all events. The León City Coun- cil will facilitate transportation from the hotels to the sports facilities.
León has built a good reputation for hosting international events that has positioned it as the
best host for the Hannover Messe Industrial Conven- tion; FIG, International Balloon Festival and WRC World Rally Championship.
The city expects athletes from all over the world to live the best experience.
The Guanajuato Industrial Corridor is home to more than 300 medium and large companies that will provide athletes with a high level of competition in the games.
Everything is ready to host the 4th World Company Sports Games in León, Mexico.
We invite you all to come and have the best time in Guanajuato.
Gilles Spitalier Martel