WFSA

From The Freestyle Knowledge Base
Jump to: navigation, search
WFSA
Internet Links
Links Official Website Internet Time Machine Email Address Facebook
Organization
Short Name WFSA
Long Name The World Freestyle Skateboard Association
Products and Services
Services Contest Promotion and Organization
Other Information
Formerly called
INFFS
Founded November 11, 2000
Founder Stefan "Lillis" Akesson
Country Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
Old WFSA Logo


WFSA (World Freestyle Skateboard Association)


WFSA has emerged as a result of the coming together of like minds and spirit of those individuals who were present at the gathering following the World Freestyle Championship Contest and Reunion held November 11th, 2000 in San Francisco California. And from the expressed interests and desires of various active freestylers, old and new, who had been communicating their ideas and views on-line through the International Network of Flatland Freestyle Skateboarding.

The nature and scope of WFSA is to address the needs of freestyle skateboarders as athletes, artists, and individuals.

The primary function of the WFSA is to promote contest activity and participation. Additional functions, goals, activities, and "special features" of WFSA are designed to allow the association to be a positive, innovative, flexible, and responsive service organization.

WFSA acknowledges freestyle skateboarders as whole and complete individuals with many goals and responsibilities in life both in and outside of the freestyle community. WFSA will seek to become a positive, influential and stabilizing element in the mainstream of the skateboarding world.

WFSA is designed to create an expandable, flexible, and responsive organization. The WFSA will be comprised of an Executive Director, a Board of Directors, an Area Representatives Board, and an Advisory board. The Area Reps. will be key active, knowledgeable and dedicated individuals who live in various communities throughout the world who will be “available” to the freestylers in their area for support and communications. Area Reps. may also be active in seeking out new members, new locations for events, and generating ideas for products, activities and services. The quality and variety of the Area Reps. input and actions should reflect the style, trends, and views of the members in their area and there by insure that diversity and creativity is allowed to flourish. Area Reps. may develop chapter groups to better promote localized activities and involvement and establish regional contests, events and demo teams.

The Board of Directors and the Advisory Board will be comprised of individuals who have demonstrated, by their accomplishments, the ability to establish challenging goals and to make quality decisions that have allowed them to achieve those goals in a creative and timely manner.

The primary purpose of the WFSA (World Freestyle Skateboard Association) was to promote contest activity and participation. Additional functions, goals, activities, and "special features" of WFSA are designed to allow the association to be a positive, innovative, flexible, and responsive service organization.

In May 2014 Stefan "Lillis" Akesson resigned as the president of the WFSA and the web site was suspended sometime in early 2016.

On April 30th 2016, Denis Sopovic announced that the WFSA website was back online after a long battle with their hosting company.

WFSA Goals


The WFSA guides event organizers whenever needed. The WFSA guarantees that there will be a World Championship every year. The WFSA maintains guidelines for contests that are randomly updated with input from the general community as need arises. The WFSA promotes the growth of freestyle and the development of organizations that will represent freestylers in each country.


Executive Board Members

2011-2012