OCR Europe, the European Obstacle Sports Federation (EOSF) is an association of national member federations of World OCR, the Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles (FISO) and the umbrella organisation for European obstacle sport. It was originally founded on 8 April 2017 in Olbia, Sardegna, Italy and adopted new statutes and by-laws on 1 December 2018 as OCR Europe, retaining the institutional name the European Obstacle Sports Federation.
The objective of the EOSF are, but are not limited to:
* Represent, promote and support OCR and Obstacle Sports in Europe;
* Set up, enact, administer and enforce rules governing OCR and to ensure that in championships and competitions, that such rules shall be applied;
* Facilitate and promote knowledge sharing and exchange of information between the Members;
* Aid the interests and wellbeing of the Members;
* Develop, upon request and in agreement with its Members, specific services for its Members in unique areas which avoid duplication and overlap;
* Arrange the annual election for the hosting of the OCR European Championships;
* Promote and support OCR and Obstacle Sports for children and people with a disability;
* Aid non-represented countries to establish national associations;
* To undertake and/or do all such things or activities as are necessary, incidental or conducive to the advancement of its mission and objectives. Represent, promote and; support OCR and; Obstacle Sports in Europe.
EOSF works closely with events, the world governing body FISO, national sports councils and; Olympic committees to ensure all actions are in keeping with best practice and; for the betterment of the sport.
We support the founding of national governing bodies for all countries, however only one governing body per country can be a member or FISO and the EOSF.
A sports governing body is a sports organisation that has a regulatory or sanctioning function.
All members of the EOSF are:
- Members of World OCR
- Member based organisations who’s voting members are the athletes
- A registered legal entity
- Have the objective to be the national governing body for their country
- Are independent and not for profit
- Led by a board of at least 3 individual board members
If you are a new European OCR governing bodies and wish to become a member os EOSF, please use the World OCR Joining Kit