We organized our 2nd Transnational Project Meeting in Budapest, Hungary between 19th and 23rd January. The 5 days contained many events for the members of the partnership and the public as well.
On the second day of our project meeting, we organized a Water Skyball sporting event at Tüskecsarnok swimming pool in Budapest, where students from Neumann Janos High School were invited to try out the WSB training exercises. Throughout the day 4 classes of 15-17 years old students joined and participated in the training sessions. The youngsters enjoyed the playful exercises, while their strength, stamina and coordination skills were trained.
Then the project team had a training session about the rules and gameplay of Water Skyball. We watched some videos about WSB games and referee training. To practice and experience the game in practice as well, we organized an in-house, friendly championship. So each project member could learn and enjoy playing WSB in practice. 4 teams were formed: 2 from the German BSV Wassenberg, 1 from the Greek National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and 1 from the Austrian Club Life Long Learning. The host Hungarian Water Skyball Federation acted as the referees and organizer of the event. The project members showed great improvement during the games and enjoyed playing. At the end the small championship finished with the victory of one of the German teams.
As a second sporting event to promote Water Skyball and the health enhancing effects of sports, we also organized a one-day-long event at Aquaworld Budapest. The goal of the event was to motivate and involve people in sports and exercise. To fit the atmosphere of the fun water park, we created various sessions of playful contests for the guests. Children and adults were happy to get involved and play some games in the water. The fun exercises from the Water Skyball training method were a great tool to involve people in physical activity as they could hardly notice that they’re doing exercises while having a good time. All in all, we’d like to thank all the project partners and the public for participating and contributing to these fantastic events.