Italian American football re-elects Leoluca Orlando as FIDAF president

Sixty-eight Italian American football teams met in Rome to elect the president for the next Olympic four-year term.

The Italian Federation of American Football (FIDAF) held its electoral National Assembly last month in Rome with the Secretary General of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) Dr. Roberto Fabbricini in attendance. The Hon. Leoluca Orlando retained his role at the helm of FIDAF with 71% of the votes.

Dr. Fabbricini gave an important speech during which he acknowledged the outstanding hard work of FIDAF in recent years, which hopefully will soon help the federation be granted the change from Associated Sport Discipline (ASD) to National Sport Federation (NSF) that it needs.

Once the voting was over, the results were announced: with 698 votes to the 270 of his opponent, Norberto De Angelis, Leoluca Orlando won with a 71% majority and was reelected President of the Italian Federation of American Football, a role held since 2002. Upon his reelection, Leoluca Orlando spoke of his immense satisfaction for the federation’s work which has achieved many things, most notably creating an excellent environment of collaboration between all the teams and the federation.

Nine of the eleven members of the outgoing Federal Council were also reelected. The Council will meet for the first time on January 22 to finalize the designation of roles and start the new term of office. The elected councilors are (in alphabetical order):

Gianluigi Baldini, Francesco Cerra, Simone Iori, Manfredi Leone, Eugenio Meini, Ruggero Pozza, Marco Quercio, Fabrizio Rossi, Fabio Tortosa and Alessandro Zarbo.

John McKeon is a former professional and collegiate American Football player and coach now living and working in New York. His goal is to spread news, information, and opinion on the global growth of the sport he loves.