DIRK VAN HAELTER, member of EFCS Sport Management

FLORIAN RAM, member of EFCS Health Management

1. ID

• age: 34

• volunteer in company sport: During my time at University I volunteered in companies for different sport science projects related to my studies

• my professional career in company sports grew especially big and known with underwater chess, when we first launched this ÖBSV event 2019 in Graz/Austria.

• sports background: I have always been fascinated by different sports, started judo and swimming at a young age already, later did my University degree in Sportsscience.

• intellectual background: Bachelors degree in Philosophy, Masters degree in Sportsscience.

• favourite sport: judo, swimming and chess

• in company sport since 2017, when I started to work for the ÖBSV, which is the Austrian Company Sports Association.

• first contact with company sport in 1972 during my Sportsscience studies at the University.

• hobbies: To make the benefits of sports and movement visible, especially in a corporate environment

2. Any specific realizations / achievements: Publishing the first ÖBSV reference textbooks in 2019 and 2020, with inputs from our new created specialist talk series. https://firmensport.at/wp-content/uploads/OBSV_Buch-2020_WEB.pdf

3. What do you expect from your engagement in the EFCS committee? More international inputs and networking, collaborations and instructions on that, committee work, services from EFCS for associations.

4. What do you want to achieve in EFCS? To modernize and remodel the company sports topic for new social environments and settings nowadays, as well as to make it attractive to all target groups.

5. Are there specific aspects in EFCS you are interested in and that you want to see being developed? An inclusive approach and reaching a mixed audience on all levels.

6. Have you specific thoughts/suggestions/Ideas about company sport? We offer our self developed ÖBSV nudging tools for companies, to connect movement with a positive and playful approach and make it easy accessible to everyone. (Link: https://firmensport.at/services/ & Blogpost: https://firmensport.at/2020/04/nudging-tool-bewegung-und-sport/ )

7. Is there something else you want to tell about yourself we absolutely ought to know? No

NIKOS KERASSOVITIS, member of EFCS Sport Management

 

1. ID

· Age: 47

· volunteer in company sport: Yes, founding member of the Hellenic Organization for Company Sports & Health

· sports background: basketball athlete until 2004, professional basketball coach until 2002

· intellectual background: M.Ed. – Sport Administration | University of Louisville, Bachelor of Physical Education | University of Athens

· your favourite sport: basketball

· in company sport since 2010

· how and when did you come into contact with company sport for the first time? Back in 2009, I participated in a local basketball tournament for companies. From that moment sport & recreational activities within the company environment turned out to be a very important part of my everyday life

· Hobbies: swimming, cycling, basketball

2. Any specific realizations / achievements: I am a specialized sports management professional with skills and vast experience in the sport industry for the last two decades and more specifically in managing sport events, sport centers and organizing and operating sport tours. My academic and extensive professional skills along with my management abilities have allowed me to successfully plan, organize and run events and projects in various sports throughout my career. Currently, I am responsible for the administration of SPORTCAMP sa, the leading sport company in Greece

3. What do you expect from your engagement in the EFCS committee? I hope that we will able to work as a team and finally realize our goals.

4. What do you want to achieve in EFCS? Through constructive cooperation and systematic work I expect EFCS to develop into the leading organization for company sports

5. Are there specific aspects in EFCS you are interested in and that you want to see being developed? I am highly interested in developing new company sport events as well as increasing participation in EFCS’s events.

6. Have you specific thoughts/suggestions/Ideas about company sport? It would be nice to see new events and activities in EFCS’s sport calendar. Team sports’ tournaments, local or international running events could be included in the EFCS’s calendar.