1. ID Reinhard Sitzler
• age: 52
• first contact with company sport: 1993
• volunteer or professional in company sport: professional (in local company sport organization in Salzburg) & volunteer (in Austrian Company Sport Organisation and in European Company Sport Organisation)
• sports background: football player in a sports club (in the youth – from 6 till 14 years) and at the same time tennis player in a sports club
• intellectual background:
commercial academy (with school leaving examination)
• favourite sport: football, tennis, alpine ski, cycling
• hobbies: skiing, ski-mountaineering, cycling, hiking, reading.
2. Specific realizations / achievements throughout your professional and company sports career?
2 times sportsmanager for ECSG Salzburg 2003 (with in total 5600 participants) and ECSG Salzburg 2019 (with in total 7000 participants). Supervisor for several European Summer & Winter Company Sport Games.
3. What was your ambition when you applied to become EXCO member?
My ambition was to bring more professionalism in the organization of European Company Sport Games and to make EFCS more visible in the world of sports.
4. What do you want to achieve in EFCS in the coming years?
My goal is to achieve a regular high standard in all our European Company Sport Games (Summer & Winter) and that EFCS will be the number one in the field of company sports in Europe.
5. Have you specific thoughts/suggestions/ideas about company sport in general?
During the last 3 decades company sport has changed a lot. The focus is not anymore on competitive sports. There is a strong demand for leisure sport activities such as hiking, cycling, yoga, pilates. Young people want to be more flexible in their choice of participating in company sport activities or not.
6. Are there specific aspects in EFCS you are interested in and that you want to see being developed?
I am very interested in developing a high standard in all sport disciplines offered by EFCS during the European Company Sport Games. In the near future, I hope that EFCS will be able to develop a common “App” (schedules, results, medal table) for future ECSG in the same way as the official EFCS registration tool. This would be a great benefit for all participants.
7. Is there something else you want to tell about yourself we absolutely ought to know?
I am happily married and the proud father of 2 young ladies aged 12 and 14.