IFCPF Board

IFCPF Board

  • President - Jan-Hein Evers (NED) ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
  • CEO / Secretary General - Sam Turner (ENG) ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ
  • Member at large: Africa - Anne Doe (GHA) ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ
  • Member at large: Americas - Jim Moorhouse (USA) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • Member at large: Asia-Oceania - Iyoko Jin (JPN) ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต
  • Member at large: Europe Ricky Treacy (IRL) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
  • Athletes' Representative (Male): Ivan Potekhin (RUS) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
  • Athletes' Representative (Female): VACANT
  • Member at Large - Co-opted: Dr Annathurai Ranganathan (MAS) ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ
IFCPF President

Name:

Mr. Jan-Hein Evers

Date of Birth:

28/11/1962

Nationality:

The Netherlands (NED)

 

IFCPF Roles:

  • President (Until 2024 General Assembly)
  • Board Member

Major contributions to sport for athletes with an impairment:

  • In the period 1987-2014: Physiotherapist, team manager of the Netherlands CP Football team
  • Tournament director for several international CP Football tournaments

Professional Career:

  • Founder and Owner of Z-Kwadrant - Management Consultancy in Healthcare and Sport
  • Physiotherapist

Education:

  • MBA - Radbou University Nijmegen

  • Physiotherapy - Arnheim School for Physiotherapy

Awards and Achievements:

  • Gold medals as Team Manager in Paralympic Games (1992 & 1996), World Championships (1990 & 1994) and European Championships (1991 & 1995)

Languages:

  • Dutch
  • English

Hobbies:

  • Cycling
  • Tenor saxophone

 

IFCPF CEO / Secretary General

Name:

Mr. Sam Turner

Date of Birth:

28/11/1987

Nationality:

England (ENG)

 

IFCPF Roles:

  • CEO / Secretary General (Appointed by the IFCPF Board)
  • Board Member
  • Management Team
  • Technical Delegate
  • Course Tutor

Major contributions to sport for athletes with an impairment:

  • Developed the adapted sport of Frame Football
  • Development of Skate Soccer

Professional Career:

  • IFCPF CEO / Secretary General

Education:

  • MSc Sport Business and Leadership - Loughborough University London
  • PGc Sport Management - University of London International Programmes & World Academy of Sport
  • BA Management - University of Sheffield

Other Roles and Volunteer positions:

  • Co-founder and Trustee - Para Football
  • Non-Executive Director and Inclusion Advisory Group Chair - Leicestershire and Rutland County FA
  • Learning Disability and Sport Tutor - Mencap
  • Associate Lecturer - University of Derby

Awards and Achievements:

  • Tournament Manager of inaugral 2015 IFCPF CP Football World Championships U19
  • Event Director of 2018 CPISRA World Games

Languages:

  • English
IFCPF Member at Large - Africa

Name:

Ms. Anne Doe

Date of Birth:

07/07/1952

 

Nationality:

Ghana (GHA)

 

IFCPF Roles:

  • IFCPF Member at Large - Africa (Until 2022 General Assembly)
  • Board Member

 

Major contributions to sport for athletes with an impairment:

  • Developed Blind Football in Ghana
  • Developed Amputee Football in Ghana
  • Developed Deaf Football in Ghana
  • Introduced Blind swimming/cycling in Ghana
  • Contributed in the formation of Goalball
  • Assisted in the formation of wheelchair racing and para Athletics in Ghana

 

Professional Career:

  • Natural Physiotherapist/ Massage

 

Education:

  • Vocational Training in Dressmaking
  • Certificate in Tourism ( Ghana Tourist Board)
  • Diploma in Natural Therapy/Alternative Medicine ( Massage Therapy) Association of Natural Therapy,Accra Ghana.

 

Awards and Achievements:

  • Best caring mother/Guide for athletes in Greece, Paralympic Games in 2004
  • Best Disability sports organizer - MTN Foundation Ghana

 

Languages:

  • English
  • Ewe
  • Hausa
  • Akan

Hobbies:

  • Reading
  • Cooking
  • Traveling
IFCPF Member at Large - Americas

Name

Mr. Jim Moorhouse

Date of Birth:

27/01/1967

Nationality:

United States of America (USA)

 

IFCPF Roles:

  • IFCPF Member at Large - Americas (Until 2024 General Assembly)
  • Board Member

Major contributions to sport for athletes with an impairment:

  • Working closely on expanding opportunities and profile for U.S. Paralympic National Team

Professional Career:

  • US Soccer Director of Youth National Team Admin
  • 30 years in professional soccer in the USA, growing the sport at the club, league & international level

Education:

  • Journalism - San Diego State University

Awards and Achievements:

  • Inaugural Public Relations Executive of the Year in MLS (1996)

Languages:

  • English

 

IFCPF Member at Large - Asia-Oceania

Name:

Iyoko Jin

Date of Birth:

27/04/1970

Nationality:

Japan (JPN)

 

IFCPF Roles:

  • IFCPF Member at Large - Asia-Oceania (Until 2024 General Assembly)
  • Board Member

Major contributions to sport for athletes with an impairment:

  • CP national football team manager from 2002 to 2011.

  • Organizing CP Football club with approximately 60 players.

  • Organizing football training program for special needs children.

Professional Career:

  • Disability services manager

  • Job coach for the people with disabilities

  • Career Counselor

  • Intermediate-Level Para-Sports Instructor(certified by the Japanese Para-Sports Association)

Education:

  • Sociology, Kanto-Gakuin University

Languages:

  • Japanese
  • English

Hobbies:

  • Hiking
  • Travelling

 

IFCPF Member at Large - Europe

Name:

Mr. Ricky Treacy

 

Date of Birth:

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Nationality:

Ireland (IRE)

IFCPF Roles:

  • IFCPF Member at Large - Europe (Until 2022 General Assembly)
  • Board Member

Major contributions to sport for athletes with an impairment:

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Professional Career:

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Education:

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Other Roles and Volunteer positions:

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Languages:

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Hobbies:

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IFCPF Athletes' Representative

Name:

Mr. Ivan Potekhin

Date of Birth:

08/04./1981

Nationality:

Russia (RUS)

 

IFCPF Roles:

  • IFCPF Athletes' Representative
  • Board Member
  • IFCPF Technical Committee

Professional Career:

  • 2019 – Specialist of the Russian Paralympic Comittee

  • 2002-2018 - player of the Russian national CP Football team

Education:

  • Polytechnic University

  • Russian International Olympic University

Other Roles and Volunteer positions:

  • IFCPF Technical Committee

Awards and Achievements:

  • Paralympic games - CP Football

    • Athens 2004 - Bronze Medal

    • Beijing 2008 - Silver Medal

    • London 2012 - Gold Medal

  • CP Football World Championships

    • Brazil 2007 - Gold Medal

    • Netherlands 2011 - Gold Medal

    • England 2015 - Gold Medal

Languages:

  • Russian
  • English

Hobbies:

  • Reading books

 

IFCPF Co-opted Member

Name

Dr. Annathurai Ranganathan

Date of Birth:

01/05/1960

Nationality:

Malaysia (MAS)

 

IFCPF Roles:

  • IFCPF Co-opted Member (Until 2022 General Assembly)
  • Board Member

Professional Career:

  • Head of Corporate Social Responsibility - Asian Football Confederation