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Recognition of good practices in the safeguarding and promotion of TSG

by Biel Pubill Soler in General

It is a source of pride to belong to the AEJeST and to participate in the safeguarding and promotion of traditional games and sports (TSG) as intangible heritage. For this reason, it is necessary for the AEJeST to promote the public recognition of individuals and organisations of the AEJeST or other Institutions as examples of good practice in the safeguarding and promotion of TSG. Next, the procedure to be followed for the recognition of persons or entities is established.

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Happy New Year

by Biel Pubill Soler in General

Dear AEJeST family.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I send you our best wishes for the holidays and for 2022.

In the next few days, you will receive a small surprise for 2022 by post.

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Death of Norberto Gonçalves

by Biel Pubill Soler in General

Today (07/10/21) is a very sad day for our association. I have just been informed that Norberto Gonçalves (Associação do Jogos Tradicionais da Guarda) has passed away. On behalf of the whole AEJeST family we express our deepest condolences to his family and to the Associação do Jogos Tradicionais da Guarda.

Rest in peace.

Pere Lavega (President of l’AEJeST)

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by Biel Pubill Soler in General

Yesterday 31st July 2021 AEJeST was present as a member of ITSGA supporting the Asian colleagues for the creation of the Ad-hoc Committee that will be in charge of the corresponding actions to create the Asian Traditional Sports and Games Association (ATSGA). Guy Jaouen, President of ITSGA and Vice President of AEJeST, together with Pere Lavega, President of AEJeST and Vice President of ITSGA were supporting this initiative.

We continue to move forward in favour of a network of networks without borders.

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The AEJeST has reached its 20th anniversary!!!!

by José Ángel Hoyos Perote in General

The 28th of April 2001 was a great day for the Traditional Sports and Games. After fifteen years of common experiences and many reflections, half a hundred people from several European countries met in Lesneven-Brittany-France, and agreed to create the European Association of Traditional Games and Sports. Guy Jaouen was elected President, the statutes were drawn up in Santander on 1st November and finally, it was registered with the Prefecture of Brest on 8th January 2002.

Lesneven 2001 – fotos

These were the 21 founding members:

Confédération FALSAB (Bretagne, France); FILC-IFCW-International Federation of Celtic Wrestling; FCB-Federación Cántabra de Bolos (Cantabria, Spain); Sportimonium/Vlaamse Volksport Centrale (Flandre, België); FIGeST-Federazione Italiana Giochi e Sport Tradizionali (Italy); INEFC-Lleida (Catalonia, Spain); Museo de Juegos Tradicionales de Campo (Aragon, Spain); FENT-Fédérachon Esport Nohtra Téra (Aosta, Italy); FFBSQ-Fédération Française Bowling et Sport de Quilles (France);
VlAS- Vlaamse Traditionele Sporten (Flandre, België); Proyecto Educativo Madera de Ser (Cantabria, Spain); KULKI-Kultura Kirila (Basque Country, Spain); Jeux, Culture et Tradition d’Anjou (Festival des Boulympiades, France); Club San Cristóbal-Bolo Salinero (Basque Country, Spain); Iparraldeko Joko eta Herri Kirol Federakuntza (Hendaye, France); Club Araba de Bolos (Basque Country, Spain); Institut de Gerlev-Idretshistorisk Verksted (Danmark); IIAC-Institut International d’Anthropologie Corporelle (international); GAA-Gaelic Athletic Association (Ireland); Federación Aragonesa de Deportes Tradicionales (Aragón, Spain) and Fédération des Jeux de Picardie (France).

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Optimisation of the hit with the bat in the oina game

by Biel Pubill Soler in General

Resume of the thesis  of Cristian Văduva, vice-president at A.R.J.T.S.,general secretary at F.R.Oină, a sports teacher at the base. I defended my doctoral thesis on 29.06.2020 at F.E.F.S. Cluj Napoca Univ. Babeș-Bolyai.


The subject of this research is due to the fact that the hit with a bat can make the difference during an oina game. The purpose is to describe in detail the hit with a bat through a biomechanical analysis in order to obtain information necessary to perform a better hit since the longer and higher the hit is the better increases the chances for gaining points during an oina match.

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Message of encouragement  

by Biel Pubill Soler in General

Dear family of AEJeST,

At this moment, we are living a painful, serious and very delicate situation for our environment: the coronavirus Covid-19 is associated with problems of health, economic and also family discomfort situations.

Let me address you as ambassadors of the TSG and the values that they provide. Democratic relationship with others, solidarity, empathy, optimism, altruism and resilience… are some of the principles that you practice regularly, in Europe and in the world.

I encourage you now more than ever to try to apply these principles in your closest environment, to help people be as happy and optimistic as possible and better people.

On behalf of the Council Board, I would like to take profit of this message to send you a sincere hug and a lot of positive energy. Remember that you are not alone, we form a great family and I am sure that at this moment we are mentally prepared to overcome this difficult match.

I am convinced that together we will reach the end of the darkness of the tunnel thanks to the light that the values that TGS bring us. We are sure that in the near future we will have the opportunity to continue sharing the treasure, the heritage that keep us acting as a team of teams, a network of networks.

Many encouragements and sincere support on behalf of Council Board.

Best regards

Pere Lavega

Président AEJeST

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