Official statement concerning the Youth Championships 2021 (U16 and U21)

Luxembourg 7th April 2020

Due to the exceptional conditions that we are currently experiencing require exceptional measures and decisions on the part of everyone.

The FIPS-M has decided to postpone all the Championships from 2020 until 2021.

One consequence is as follows.

It may be that a young angler who has been selected to participate in a World Championship (U16 or U21) in 2020 no longer fulfills the age conditions in 2021. It is obvious that for this young angler it will be a great disappointment to no longer be able to participate in his team. On the other hand, some small federations might have problems replacing this angler with another.

FIPS-M Board have therefore taken the following exceptional decision:

For the 2021 Youth (U16 and U21) Championships, anglers who fulfilled the age conditions in 2020 will be accepted.

Best regards and stay healthy.

Gilbert Zangerlé
President   FIPS-M