FITEQ head of international relations Marius Vizer junior, right, and ITA director general Benjamin Cohen, left, signed the agreement between the two parties ©FITEQ

The International Teqball Federation (FITEQ) and the International Testing Agency (ITA) have signed a two-year anti-doping service agreement to support the promotion of clean sport globally.

It follows a meeting held in Lausanne on October 2 between FITEQ head of international relations, Marius Vizer Jr and ITA director general, Benjamin Cohen.

During the meeting, FITEQ outlined its plan and commitment to clean sport and to best practice in all areas.

Since its establishment in 2017, the world governing body says it has worked hard to ensure a level playing field for all competitors, by stipulating in its official rules and regulations that all players participating in international competitions, including those at junior level, are subject to in-competition testing.

The partnership with the ITA is considered a significant step in advancing FITEQ's anti-doping provisions and helping it achieve its goal of promoting the highest standards of professionalism in all areas.

The ITA offers anti-doping services, independent from sporting or political powers to International Federations, major event organisers and all other anti-doping organisations requesting support.

It is claimed the agreement with the ITA will enable the delivery of effective doping control programmes in all of FITEQ's international competitions.

Teqball is a new football-based sport ©TEQBALL/Twitter
Teqball is a new football-based sport ©TEQBALL/Twitter

"FITEQ has expanded rapidly since being established in 2017," Vizer Jr said.

"Each month, the sport is welcoming new National Federations, new fans, and most importantly new players.

"As the sport continues to grow globally, we will host an increasing number of high-profile international competitions.

"Therefore, partnering with the ITA is a crucial step in ensuring FITEQ remains a champion for clean sport all over the world.

"We firmly believe the ITA will ensure the best possible delivery of our anti-doping programmes, and we are looking forward to the journey ahead."

Cohen added: "The ITA is honoured to team up with FITEQ for the provision of anti-doping services for the next two years.

"Teqball is one of the fastest-growing sports globally and it is great to see the promotion of clean sport at the heart of FITEQ’s vision for the sport.

"We are looking forward to providing independent expertise to ensure that robust anti-doping programmes are in place at all of FITEQ’s international competitions."

Teqball is a new football-based sport, designed in Hungary, that is ideal for professional footballers and amateur players alike to develop their technical skills, concentration and stamina.