After a competitive bidding period in 2015, Kenya was chosen to host the African Tchoukball Championship (ATC) 2016. The agreement was officially signed in October 2015 by Chris Huang, the president of the International Tchoukball Federation and Kennedy Miruka, the president of the Kenya Tchoukball Federation.
It will be a three day event running from the 19th to 22nd of August 2016. Nyayo National Stadium and Starehe Boys Centre and School are the proposed venues for the event. All African Countries have been invited and some have already confirmed their attendance and these are Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ghana. Other countries that are yet to confirm include Congo, Burundi, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Zambia among others.
There is a lot of excitement in the air with regards to the African Tchoukball Championships and this can be witnessed by the extensive training that the different countries are engaging in.
Kenya National Tchoukball team during training
The Rwanda team preparing for the African Tchoukball Championships
The event will be all about promoting Tchoukball in Africa and beyond. We are also expecting other European countries and great tchoukball promoters from Taiwan and these include; the president of International Tchoukball Federation, Chris Huang, the president of the Taiwanese Tchoukball National Team, Coach Fang and the secretary of the International Tchoukball Federation, Eric Lu among others.
Kenya will be the second country to host the African Tchoukball Championships after Togo and it is a great honor to be chosen. This will surely be the event of the year! See you there!