United World Wrestling operates several High-Performance training centres around the world. These centres provide training for athletes year-round and have the task of developing international wrestling talent to its full potential. In our main centres, we welcome athletes supported by Olympic Solidarity and other key Strategic Partners.
Competent coaches are critical to the long-term growth and success of our sport. The training and education of coaches plays an important role in ensuring sustainable athlete success from grassroots to high performance.
United World Wrestling Development Department oversees all UWW training and educational courses for coaches and has been continuously increasing its investment in wrestling coaches development.
At the General Assembly in Oulu, Finland in 1978, UWW-Europe (European Council of UWW) was created as a support organ of United World Wrestling.
According to Chapter VI (Chapter I, Art. 18 and 19) of UWW Constitution the national wrestling federations of each continent are united in Continental Council. The role and competence of the Continental Councils are set by UWW Congress. The Councils are UWW’s basic support organs, called upon to promote wrestling in the respective Continent, to guarantee the observance of the Statutes and Rules of the International Federation and to fulfill the directives of its leading administrative bodies (Congress, Bureau, President and General Secretary).
As a support organ of FILA, CELA was created at the General Assembly in Oulu, Finland in 1978. Its first president was Hermann Schwindling who kept that position until his death in 1995. In 2015, CELA changed its name into “United World Wrestling-Europe” (the “UWW-Eu”).
48 European national federations are members of UWW-Eu.
The General Assembly, held the first year after the Olympic Games, elects its President and members of the executive committee of UWW-Eu.
UWW-Eu is governed by an Executive Committee (consisting of 7 persons).
The head office of UWW-Europe and its president is: Bulgaria, 1040 Sofia, 75 “Vassil Levski” blvd., tel: +(359.2) 930-05-19, tel/fax +(359.2) 988-27-16, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org