The World Freestyle Football Association announced on April 4th, 2023 the opening of the selection process to elect the city that will host the 2024 edition of the World Freestyle Football Championship Finals.
For the 2024 edition, all candidates (be them event agencies, city councils or any other kind of organisations) will be required to follow a process that will allow the WFFA experts to evaluate their proposal, including not just the physical facilities they can offer to the participant athletes but also the values and adequacy of the candidacy.
The selection procedure will include four stages, during which the candidates will be asked to provide key information about their proposal. The process will happen as follows:
- Expression of interest: deadline May 12th, 2023
- Candidates will be required to email email@example.com with an introduction to their organisation and destination
- Once the candidates have all details available, they will be asked to prepare a presentation to excite and cater to the needs of the sport, the event and its participants
- Confirmation of shortlisted options: announced on May 22nd, 2023
- The WFFA will contact the applicants individually and confidentially; the best 5 candidates will be selected
- The WFFA Partnerships team will then set up a video call with the 5 selected destinations to learn more about their proposal and organise a site visit
- Site visits to all shortlisted options: happening before August 31st, 2023
- The WFFA Operations team will visit all shortlisted destinations to understand the logistics and the logic of each option
- Host destination selected: communicated privately on September 18th, 2023
- The WFFA Partnerships team will notify the winning candidate privately
- The WFFA and the winning candidate will align on all the required documentation and sign the necessary contracts to confirm the agreement
- The representatives of the winning destination will be invited to the 2023 World Finals, happening on November 25th in Kenya, where the public announcement will be made
Once the process has been completed and the announcement has been made, the best male and female athletes in the sport of Freestyle Football will compete in the Pulse Series around the world from June to September 2024 for the chance to qualify for the World Championship Finals and be crowned the best in the world in the winning city.
For more information about the process, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay tuned to the official channels of the WFFA to follow the latest updates!