Message from ISF Leaders
I strongly believe that it is crucial that youth all over the world, have the opportunities to practice sport at school. As a place for learning, school is where everything begins, including practicing sport. At ISF, we provide an international framework within which youth can gather and test their sporting skills, develop individual and collective skills through our educational programmes, and discover other cultures and nations, all while making new lifelong friends along the way.
ISF President Laurent Petrynka was first elected as President at the ISF General Assembly in 2014 and re-elected for another four-year term in 2018, and also serves as a member of the Olympic Education Commission.
Founded in 1972, the International School Sport Federation (ISF) is an international non-profit sport organisation, acting as the umbrella organisation and governing body for national school sport organisations around the world, organising sport, and educational events for youth from 6 to 18 years old. Recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 1995, the ISF currently consists of 132 members over the five continents organising over 10 events per year and has more than 30 different sports included in its competition programme.
National Member Associations
Events Per Year
Sports in Competition Programme
Year-old School Athletes