Bhutan has become the latest country to embrace teqball ©FITEQ

Bhutan's first-ever teqball club has been established in the kingdom.

Bhutan is one of a number of new countries to embrace teqball, which is one of the world’s fastest-growing sports and due to be contested at several multi-sport events in Asia.

The club was set up at the elite sports facilities of the Ugyen Academy, based in the district of Punakha.

The Bhutan Olympic Committee, Bhutan Football Federation and International Federation of Teqball (FITEQ) all assisted in the creation of the club.

It is hoped to foster the best young talent from Bhutans' 19 districts and provide them with the foundation to develop to an international standard. 

The creation of this club brings Bhutan one step closer to the formation of a National Federation, which would allow clubs to proliferate and players from Bhutan to compete in international FITEQ competitions.

Bhutan's first teqball club is based at the Ugyen Academy in Punakha ©FITEQ
Bhutan's first teqball club is based at the Ugyen Academy in Punakha ©FITEQ

FITEQ boasts 135 National Federations across five continents. 

Out of these 135 National Federations, 88 are recognised by their country’s National Olympic Committee or National Sports Authority. 

FITEQ has developed a global event calendar which includes World and Continental Championships, World Series events, multiple tours, and Challenger Cups, with National Federations responsible for organising domestic leagues and competitions.

Teqball is due to be played at the next Asian Beach Games and Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.