IFCPF Board and Executive Committee

IFCPF President

Name:

Mr. Jan-Hein Evers

Date of Birth:

28/11/1962

Nationality:

The Netherlands (NED)

IFCPF Roles:

  • President (Until 2020 General Assembly)
  • Board Member
  • Executive Committee 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 in Paralympic Games (1992 & 1996), World Championships (1990 & 1994) and European Championships (1991 & 1995)

Languages:

  • Dutch
  • English

Hobbies:

  • Cycling
  • Tenor saxophone

 

IFCPF Secretary General

Name:

Mr. Sam Turner

Date of Birth:

28/11/1987

Nationality:

England (ENG)

IFCPF Roles:

  • Secretary General (Co-opted until 2018 General Assembly)
  • Board Member
  • Executive Committee member
  • Technical Committee member
  • Technical Delegate
  • Course Tutor

Major contributions to sport for athletes with an impairment:

  • Developed the adapted sport of Frame Football

Professional Career:

  • IFCPF - Secretary General
  • CPISRA - Events & Relationship Manager

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:

  • National CP Football League (ENG) - Chair
  • Wales U19 Learning Disability Team - Team Manager / Coach

Awards and Achievements:

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

Languages:

  • English

Hobbies:

  • Family & Friends
  • Futsal
  • Running & Exercise

 

IFCPF Member at Large - Africa

Name:

Mrs Lydiah Iregi

Date of Birth:

27/03/1981

Nationality:

Kenya (KEN)

IFCPF Roles:

  • IFCPF Member at Large - Africa (Co-opted until 2018 General Assembly)
  • Board Member

Major contributions to sport for athletes with an impairment:

  • Founder of Nairobi CP Football

Professional Career:

  • Thespian - United Disability Empowerment in Kenya (UDEK)
  • Chairperson of Disability Real Change Entertainer Group

Education:

  • College

Other Roles and Volunteer positions:

  • President of Nairobi Cerebral Palsy Football
  • Community facilitator and peer educator

Awards and Achievements:

  • Former Paralympian - Athletics - T37 100m & 200m, F37 Discuss Javelin & Shot-put
  • Unity through diversity

Languages:

  • English
  • Swahili

Hobbies:

  • Sports
  • Dancing and singing

 

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 2020 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:

Mr. Chul Soon Shin

Date of Birth:

01/05/1945

Nationality:

Korea (KOR)

IFCPF Roles:

  • IFCPF Member at Large - Asia-Oceania (Until 2020 General Assembly)
  • Board Member

Major contributions to sport for athletes with an impairment:

  • Growth of CP Football in Korea

Professional Career:

  • President of Korea Cerebral Palsy Soccer

Education:

  • BA Education of Argiculture - Konkuk University - Seoul, Korea

Other Roles and Volunteer positions:

  • President of Gomduri Love Soccer Society

Awards and Achievements:

  • Korean Soccer Leadership Award
  • Awarded from Prince Takamado Memorial Foundation for Japan-Korea Exchange
  • Awarded Order of Sport Merit from Korea 

Languages:

  • Korean

Hobbies:

  • Reading

 

IFCPF Member at Large - Europe

Name:

Mr. Pete Ackerley

Date of Birth:

14/07/1961

Nationality:

England (ENG)

IFCPF Roles:

  • IFCPF Member at Large - Europe (Until 2018 General Assembly)
  • Board Member

Major contributions to sport for athletes with an impairment:

  • Head of Participation, Development and Elite Playing programmes at England Cricket 2005 - 2009
  • Led all Development, Participation and Elite Team Programmes at The English FA from 2010- 2017

Professional Career:

  • Run own Sport Development Consultancy
  • Former retail banker with 15 years experience
  • 25 years in Sport Development with 2 largest National Governing Bodies in England, ECB and The FA 

Education:

  • Professionally qualified in Chartered Institute of Banking
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • Chartered Institute of Management - Cranfield Business School 

Other Roles and Volunteer positions:

  • England & Wales Cricket Board
  • Lord’s Taverners Trustee
  • Wembley National Stadium Trust Trustee
  • The Players Trust
  • Volunteer club coach at Bacup Cricket Club and Rossendale Rugby Club 

Languages:

  • English
  • Spanish

Hobbies:

  • All Sports
  • Dining out
  • Wine
  • Walking in the English countryside
IFCPF Athletes' Representative

Name:

Mr. James Murrihy

Date of Birth:

29/06/1980

Nationality:

Ireland (IRE)

IFCPF Roles:

  • IFCPF Athletes' Representative
  • Board Member

Major contributions to sport for athletes with an impairment:

  • First Athletes' Representative for the sport of CP Football
  • Establish the IFCPF Athletes' Council

Professional Career:

  • Sports Inclusion Disability Officer

Education:

  • BSc in Financial Management and Marketing

Other Roles and Volunteer positions:

  • Member of Athletes Commission of Paralympics Ireland 2013-14
  • Board Member of People with Disabilities in Clare 2009-14
  • Head of Performance Analysis with Clare Senior Gaelic Football Team 2013-present 

Awards and Achievements:

  • Played International CP Football for Ireland between 1995-2010

Languages:

  • English

Hobbies:

  • Coaching GAA
  • Watching and attending sporting events
  • Quizzes

 

IFCPF Co-opted Member

Name

Dr. Annathurai Ranganathan

Date of Birth:

01/05/1960

Nationality:

Malaysia (MAS)

IFCPF Roles:

  • IFCPF Co-opted Member
  • Board Member

Professional Career:

  • Head of Corporate Social Responsibility - Asian Football Confederation

 

IFCPF Technical Director

Name:

Mr. Tom Langen

Date of Birth:

11/08/1955

Nationality:

The Netherlands (NED)

IFCPF Roles:

  • IFCPF Technical Director
  • Executive Committee member
  • Technical Committee member
  • Technical Delegate
  • Course Tutor

Major contributions to sport for athletes with an impairment:

  • Head Coach of The Netherlands CP Football Team for 22 years
  • Team Manager CP Youth Teams The Netherlands 2009-2015
  • Founder of Boccia in the Netherlands in 1989
  • Founder of Sport Club Werkenrode in 1979

Professional Career:

  • Teacher in Special Education School since 1977

Education:

  • Higher professional education

Other Roles and Volunteer positions:

  • Chairman of Sport club Werkenrode (sport club for people with a disability)

Awards and Achievements:

  • 3 times Gold medal Paralympic Games
  • Knight in de Orde van Oranje Nassau

Languages:

  • Dutch
  • English
  • German

Hobbies:

  • Long distance running
  • Reading (thrillers)
  • Checkers
  • Hiking