FILA Appoints TSE Consulting to Develop a Strategic Plan for World Wrestling | Sports Destination Management

FILA Appoints TSE Consulting to Develop a Strategic Plan for World Wrestling

Apr 18, 2013

The International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) has appointed TSE Consulting, the international management consulting firm specialised in sport, to develop a strategic plan for the sport of wrestling worldwide. Their initial agreement covers a period of 12-months starting in April 2013.

There is widespread belief throughout the wrestling community that various changes can be made to FILA and the sport to improve itself. FILA leadership believes that putting a strategic plan in place will ensure that a common framework is created within which the sport, represented by the national governing bodies around the world, can work together towards common goals for the future.

TSE has vast experience working with international federations on their strategic planning. For example, they lead the development and implementation for both the IAAF Athletics World Plan and the World Archery Plan, among many other organisations at both the international and national level.

Acting President of FILA, Mr. Nenad Lalovic, commented: “We need to transform our organisation and our sport to ensure a stronger future and to become a better partner for the Olympic Movement. A long term strategic plan is exactly what we need right now to deal with the challenges that we face. TSE Consulting was recommended from a variety of sources and their extensive experience working with other international sports organisations speaks for itself. It is good for our sport to be working with such a professional organisation and I believe that FILA and the future of wrestling will benefit tremendously.”

Mr. Lars Haue-Pedersen, TSE Managing Director, commented: “The development of a new strategic plan for not only FILA, but for the sport worldwide, is a fantastic opportunity. It will modernize the sport and ensure it remains relevant for a broad audience and the various worldwide stakeholders in the coming years. Strategic planning is often difficult for a sports organisation as it requires a lot of dedication and commitment to change. Wrestling is ready for this challenge and we look forward to working with them.”

For more information, please contact: Caroline Anderson, TSE Consulting Director, phone: +41 21 313 23 00, Email:, Website: www.tseconsulting.

About FILA:The International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles, also known in French as Fédération Internationale des Luttes Associées (FILA), is an international wrestling federation that holds events around the world. It is the governing body of international amateur wrestling. The main event of FILA is the FILA Wrestling World Championships.

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