ICCE President John Bales and Secretary General Ladislav Petrovic were invited by the Leadership Institute of the General Sport Authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to discuss further co-operation in their coach education and development.

The country is undergoing huge changes with sport and physical activity being declared a strategic area of focus. John Bales presented at a national conference organised by the General Sport Authority outlining international activities of the ICCE and possible areas of cooperation. Besides meetings at the Leadership Institute, ICCE representatives also visited the King Saud University College of Sport Science and Physical Activity and Sport; and the Saudi Universities Sports Federation.    

Coaching Council

The ECC is a formally established continental body for Europe of the International Council for Coaching Excellence.