Four nations in Oceania are currently benefitting from FITEQ National Federation and Club Development Programmes ©FITEQ

International Federation of Teqball (FITEQ) general secretary Marius Vizer Jr has hailed the sport's growth in Oceania. 

Teqball's governing body joined the Organisation of Sports Federations of Oceania (OSFO) in March, and this has been identified as a driver behind the strides made.

"Becoming an official member of OSFO has been a great help to FITEQ in our efforts to develop teqball in Oceania and connect with the sport-loving people in the region," Vizer said.

"It’s been a joy to welcome such passionate people to the teqball family and we are very grateful to OSFO for all the support they have given us to make this possible. 

"Through our National Federation and Club Development Programmes, we hope to continue on this positive path in the region and provide opportunities for more people to learn about and play the sport."

Marius Vizer Jrbelieve joining OSFO has been "a great help to FITEQ" ©FITEQ
Marius Vizer Jrbelieve joining OSFO has been "a great help to FITEQ" ©FITEQ

Six nations in Oceania now have FITEQ-affiliated federations - the Cook Islands, American Samoa, Tuvalu, Guam, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.

Vanuatu and New Caledonia have previously competed at the Teqball World Championships.

World Championships have not been held this year because of the global heath crisis.

However, Oceania is the continent that has dealt best with the coronavirus pandemic, effectively limiting case numbers, and many sporting activities have been able to resume in the region.

American Samoa, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and New Caledonia are all benefiting from FITEQ programmes at present, according to the world governing body.