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Our project meeting in Hungary

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.

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First event in Germany

The project began with a strong start in early August, 2022, as we already have organized our first Transnational Project Management Meeting in the city of Heinsberg, Germany.

The 4 partners met for the first time, so the meeting started with introductions of the teams and the Water Skyball sport. Then the second day of the TNPM, the public WSB sport event followed. The Freibad Kirchoven was the home for the event, and the weather was sunny though a bit chilly. The German team, Base- und Softballvereinigung Wassenberg has organized a WSB Tournament. 12 teams entered the tournament with mixed doubles. The day started with introductory and warm-up WSB exercises where anyone could join. Then the tournament began. The teams developed quickly, beautiful performances could have been seen from players who played WSB for the first time. The games were tight and exciting. In the end, a team from Austria won the amateur championship. 

The players and the organizers enjoyed the day, resulting in a great introduction of Water Skyball sport in Germany.

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The project continues with new partnerships

We are happy to share that the second round of the project have started, with title ’Water Skyball in Europe 2”. The goal is the same: to promote WSB, active lifestyle and people to participate in sports activities.

The coordinator of the project remained the same, the Hungarian Water Skyball Federation. Besides them, 3 great organizations have joined the initiative: Base- und Softballvereinigung Wassenberg from Germany, Club Life Long Learning from Austria and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens from Greece.

The project has started on 1st August 2022, and finishes on 31st January 2024. Throughout the project we will organize Water Skyball sporting events in all the participating countries, and some webinars as well.

Looking forward to work together in this wonderful project!