At the dawn of the new millennium in 1997, the Police from Wavre (Belgium) wanted to create an event which was out of the ordinary, this resulted in a week long international manifestation, encompassing an official opening with flags and uniforms, an indoor football competition, a Police seminar, cultural activities, local folklore, excursions…
This manifestation meet with great enthusiasm and very positive feedback from the various players.
We have to thanks so much the precedent Mayor of Wavre, The Minister Mister Charles Aubecq. Our thoughts go to him.
The outcome of this 1st World event in 2000, an event that the European Commission was a sponsor, the WorldWide Indoor Soccer Police Association (WISPA) came into being, within its sight repeating this event abroad every year.
So WISPA has been held in Spain (2001),
in Barbados (2002), South Africa (2003), Canada (2004), Brazil (2005), France (2006), China (2007), Ukraine (2008), New Zealand (2009), Belgium (2010 for the 10th anniversary), Russia (2012), for the second time in his history, in Brasil (2013),
Jordan (2014), Poland (2015), Bosnia &
Mayor of Wavre since 2006
Mayor of Wavre till 2006
Herzegovina (2016), Sicily Italy (2017) and Romania last August. We are hoping to continue to export our local (Wavre) concept to other countries and help children suffering serious illnesses.
For several years , Mister Charles Michel is the Mayor of the City of Wavre and also the Prime Minister of Belgium Kingdom. Our association continue to receive the same support than in the past. In this context, the 10th anniversary of WISPA in Wavre was a wonderfull event. A grand opening ceremony with more than 44 foreign delegations, International Police Congress, roller parade, beach soccer, etc.
Thank you to the Brabant Walloon Authorities as Mister Pierre Boucher and Mister Marc Bastin. We thank also Madam Françoise Pigeolet the assistant Mayor. All ones have brought us a large support in our various projects.
We have the pleasure and the advantage to work with Madam Jacinta Carton as WISPA coordinator and Mister Gilbert Hardy who has accepted to be WISPA Consultant since this year. They knows very well our adventure and the ingredients of the success.