Mandatory Licensing of Coaches to Take Effect January 1st

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (December 17) -- United World Wrestling has sent a memo to all member federations and associations as a reminder that as of January 1, 2019 all coaches attending sanctioned events MUST have an annual license.

The message in full:

As of the 1st January 2019, all coaches attending United World Wrestling sanctioned competitions are requested to have an annual UWW license through the Athena system as per athletes and referees.

The license covers medical expenses abroad for your coaches attending the selected competitions and they must agree to the UWW code of ethics and conduct. The cost of the license is CHF 100.- per coach.

You will find herewith attached the sample of questionnaire that you will find in the Athena system which includes extracts of the UWW constitution and rules referring to the coaches conduct and behavior.

For any assistance you may require, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]

We remain at your entire disposal and thank you for your valuable collaboration.

To download the licensing and declaration form please click, here.


Kourtane Olympic Training Facility Undergoes Expansion

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (May 27) -- United World Wrestling partner Kourtane Training Center in Finland has completed the expansion of their main training facility. The upgrade includes more than 1000 square meters of additional training and workout space for the Finnish Wrestling Team and international guests.

The aim of the wrestling hall is to allow for it to become a main location for training camps prior or post major events, especially for women’s wrestling.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic its unclear when the first training camp or competition will be held in the new facility, but there is some hope that one might be hosted by year-end inviting the neighboring countries if permitted. Some camps include upper weights categories focused on women and a selection of regional preparation tournaments.

”I hope we can organize together the next training camp in KOTC before the end of 2020 after the end of the pandemic," said Antti PEKKALA Secretary General of Finnish Wrestling Federation. "I am personally working hard for the organization of the U23 Worlds planned this coming November in Tampere and to organize an international training camp in conjunction with the championship. I look forward to welcoming the UWW family to Finland”

For further information on the Kourtane Training Center and opportunities, please contact [email protected]