Chief Polish teqball referee Marcin Szyda, centre, says he wants to see the sport grow in his home country ©FITEQ

Chief Polish teqball referee Marcin Szyda says he wants to see the sport grow in the country, which is set to host the European Games in 2023, where teqball will make its debut.

Szyda, who refereed at the first-ever European Teqball Tour event in Cervia in Italy last month, wants to grow the sport in Poland before the Games arrive. 

"My primary goal is to further develop teqball in Poland and the wider world," Szyda said. 

He added: "With the Polish Federation launching provincial leagues to develop the national team for the European Games in 2023, as well as the upcoming fourth Polish Championships, it is an exciting time for teqball in my country. 

"I aim to do my part in helping the sport continue to grow locally and internationally."

Szyda adds he wants to help develop Para teqball.

"The next destination I am heading to is Budapest for a teqball and Para teqball cup, which is a key milestone in the development of Para teqball," Szyda commented. 

"With my attendance, I would like to inspire more Para athletes."

The International Federation of Teqball says it aims to develop more female referees in Poland and globally.

Kraków and the Małopolska region are due to stage the 2023 European Games, although a binding hosting contract is yet to be signed.