Eurotux is a technology partner of the 2014 European Korfball Championship
Korfball is a unique sport that promotes team spirit and equality, valuing human beings regardless of sex. The cooperative spirit of this sport and the inclusion of both sexes on the playing field establish a heterogeneous environment in which members with different characteristics come together for a common goal. This perspective can be easily transported to the business world where one can just as easily identify these factors in company’s activity. Eurotux specializes in integrating information technology systems, where cooperation with its clients, between its workers and the inclusion of every resource available, no matter how heterogeneous they are, determine the success of its projects. Eurotux’s sponsorship involves supplying the IT infrastructure required to organize the event.
According to the Portuguese Korfball Federation (FPC), “Euroutux has a proven track record of technical and operational skill. With a prepared response to the challenge the FPC placed on them, Eurotux was able to provide a solution that addresses the requirements established by the transfer of responsibility between the Portuguese Federation and the International Federation.
Jorge Paiva, Sales Director at Eurotux, says that “the recognition as an Event of Public Interest underscores its importance for the sport as well as for the region and for the country. Hosting this event in the city of Maia, Portugal, adds an extra stimulus to our dedication. The municipality of Maia is one of Eurotux’s oldest clients, benefiting from the continuous quality of the implemented solutions and the service provided”.
For the president of the Portuguese Korfball Federation, Mário Almeida, this acknowledgement of Public Interest by the SEDJ for the European Korfball Championship, “confirms at the highest level of National Sports, not only the sporting and touristic significance of the European Championship on the Maia European City of Sport Agenda, but also the unique characteristics of Korfball as a mixed team sport that draws a sustainable path of affirmation and growth, with regards to the sporting curriculum at the national level, as well as all variants that abide to recreational sports for all.”
Korfball exists in Portugal since 1985, having achieved good results at the international level and going through a very strong phase of national distribution and expansion. Those responsible for the sport, expect that the competition in an event of this scope and scale will get more enthusiasts to take up interest in the sport.
Korfball is a team sport that distinguishes itself from other similar sports, in that it is played by mixed teams, each one including four men and four women. It was invented in the Netherlands in 1902 by Nico Broekhuyesen as a result of the need for a game that could be played by youths of both sexes, would not be very expensive, would demand general physical activity and would be appealing to youngsters. It was well accepted and the sport expanded right after its initial presentation.
In 1985, the first training session specifically covering Korfball was held at the ISEF in Lisbon, currently named Faculdade de Motricidade Humana (Faculty of Human Kinetics). The first Korfball nucleus was created with ISEF students and professors that would later join the ISEF Agon Club. The first journey of a Portuguese team to the Netherlands and Belgium was in March of 1985. Currently in Portugal, korfball tallies about a thousand federated athletes mainly originating from School Sports. Geographically, there is a predominance of athletes within the Lisbon area.
About the Portuguese Korfball Federation
The FPC has as its main goal, to promote, encourage and regulate the game of Korfball in Portugal, representing the sport in and outside of the country and annually organize competitions that aim to expand and develop Korfball at national and other levels.
Eurotux is a company specializing in the planning, development, and integration, of information technology systems, with innovative and competitive proposals for exploring the benefits of data service infrastructures. The technical team consists of highly qualified professionals, not only in integration and administration systems, but also in software development. The company is dedicated to open source products that are inherently transparent, reliable and high performance.