About the International Jukskei Federation
About IJF
The Exco of the IJF
Title, Status, Foundation and Duration
The International Jukskei Federation, hereafter known as the IJF, is the only recognised Sport Federation of international nature, established specifically within the sport of Jukskei. The IJF is comprised of those recognised National Bodies or International Associations that have membership status according to the Constitution. The IJF (previously known as the International Jukskei Association or IJA) was founded in 1979 by four National Jukskei Sports Bodies, namely: the South African Jukskei Board (corporately known as Jukskei South Africa), the United States Jukskei Association, the Namibian Jukskei Board (corporately known as Namibia Jukskei) and the Zimbabwean Jukskei Board. The IJF shall be established for an indefinite period.
underlying principles and values
The Federation strongly subscribes to purposefully strives to implement the following underlying principles and values, and would expect respect for and endorsement of these expressions of sportsmanship and humanity by its members:
that human and social values are both essential and inherent to the practice of Jukskei (and the organization of Jukskei events) and to the virtually international spirit of kinship and human solidarity between people and nations ;
that the public image and personally-enriching value of Jukskei as a Sport, expressed via statements by political and sport authorities; general public opinion; by the spoken, written and audiovisual mass media; and via any other credible means, is extremely important and should be actively and positively promoted and, if necessary, re-instated, by all IJF-related officials and bodies ;
the technical constituents of competition and self-discipline as regards physical and mental preparation of all Jukskei players and officials, is publicly valued and promoted ;
that, in adherence to the most recent Code of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and (if required) in collaboration with other sports federations and bodies, the international campaign against drug-taking and the quest for anti-doping, will increasingly receive prominence on all IJF and Jukskei-related forums and events and in all appropriate constitutions and regulations ;
the value and promotion of sports ethics, fair play, a healthy lifestyle and sports environment, and measures aimed at the protection of the general environment is increasingly evident during all Jukskei matches, events and forums ;
the involvement and role of women at all playing levels and in all managerial and officiating cadres of the sport, is increasingly valued and enhanced ;
the IJF is apolitical and refrains from promoting specific religious rituals and confessions, but instead draws its inspiration from relevant Values, Regulations and Provisions Governing International Sports Bodies such as the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Association for International Sport for All (TAFISA) and appropriate others.
To promote sustainable growth of Jukskei participation Internationally
Jukskei: A Sport for the world
Intergrity: With integrity as one of Jukskei's core of values, the sport Jukskei can be recognized as genuine in its dealings, its promoting sportsmanship, and most important of all provides a safe and fair environment for all those competing.
Diversity: Everyone in our diverse community, regardless of their gender, age, race or culture, is welcome to participate in Jukskei as in Jukskei we strive to create an environment that fosters inclusion for all.
Healthy Relationships: Genuine relations between players, coaches, managers and umpires generate and a winning attitude. An open line of communication helps everyone be more honest with one another, which leads to stronger team cohesion.
Commitment: Commitment means both complete dedication from the individual players and officials to the sport of Jukskei as well as that they will support team recommendations and decisions.