Wow! The 100 years anniversary edition of the Futnet World Championships in Czech Republic, Prague, was an absolute marvel. Reflecting on my own journey, a decade ago, I stumbled upon Czech futnet and was instantly captivated by its charm, inspiring me to dedicate myself to its development. Over these past 10 years, I’ve witnessed the gradual growth of UNIF, with more countries joining the fold and the overall playing standard improving significantly. The driving force behind this incredible development has undeniably been the Czechs, who have been the guiding light for all nations in this sport’s progress. And now, it culminates in this extraordinary event, right at the birthplace of futnet!
The event boasted an extraordinary audience, flawless organization, and outstanding performances by the participating teams. Český Nohejbal, you deserve immense praise for organizing such a special and wonderful celebration!
Throughout the world, it is common knowledge that the Czechs are the pioneers of this sport. They have not only created and developed it but have also tirelessly shared their knowledge with other nations. However, as they say, sometimes the students surpass the teacher, and this event proved just that. It’s a testament to the Czechs’ mastery that they have nurtured futnet to such heights that other nations could now challenge them.
Without a doubt, futnet owes its current level of performance to the Czechs. Their commitment to delivering the highest level of play has served as a catalyst for growth in other countries. The weekend in Prague showcased their impeccable efforts, elevating futnet across the globe.
In UNIF’s 12 years of existence, the Czechs have become a powerhouse in this sport, aiding the development of every nation that dared to take up futnet. Their altruism and the “big brother role” they’ve assumed have been crucial in shaping the sport’s future. Although there are many deserving individuals, I must acknowledge Mr. President Kamil Klenik, coach Petr Gulda, and players Jan Vanke and Ondřej Vít for their exceptional contributions. Whenever help was needed, they stood by us without hesitation. Countless other valuable players from the Czech Republic have played their part in futnet’s growth, but the recent years’ luminaries deserved special mention!
While it’s heartrending that they didn’t claim the gold medal, I want the Czech Republic to know that they are revered as the strongest force in this sport by every nation.
In closing, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Kamil Klenik, Mr. Martin Flekac, Český Nohejbal, and all the participating nations for making this historic event a reality.