IFCPF Board and Management Team

IFCPF Board

IFCPF President

Name:

Mr. Jan-Hein Evers

Date of Birth:

28/11/1962

Nationality:

The Netherlands (NED)

 

IFCPF Roles:

  • President (Until 20204 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:

  • Mencap - Learning Disability and Sport Tutor
  • Melton Mencap - Vice Chair of Trustees
  • 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:

Mr. Chul Soon Shin

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. 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

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 (Until 2022 General Assembly)
  • Board Member

Professional Career:

  • Head of Corporate Social Responsibility - Asian Football Confederation

 

IFCPF Management Team

IFCPF Technical Director

Name:

Mr. Tom Langen

Date of Birth:

11/08/1955

Nationality:

The Netherlands (NED)

 

IFCPF Roles:

  • IFCPF Technical Director
  • Management Team
  • 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 as coach in the Paralympic Games
  • Knight in de Orde van Oranje Nassau

Languages:

  • Dutch
  • English
  • German

Hobbies:

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

 

Administrator

Name

Alice Holland

Nationality

South Africa (RSA)

IFCPF Roles

  • IFCPF Administrator
  • Technical Committee member

Other roles and Volunteer positions

  • IPC Agitos Foundation Organisational Capacity Programme (OCP) Mentor