In Memoriam

Bernard Bruack


Recently the very sad news reached us that Bernard Bruack, our former colleague and friend, who participated many times in the FISEC Games, passed away on August the 5th at the age of 77.

Those within our community who have had the privilige to know him, will remember him as an extremely friendly and gentle person, dedicated to youth, education and sport. For many years he played an important role in our organisation, particularly during the FISEC Games, as head of the French delegation and as Technical Official (OTI) in basketball.

Personally I remember the many deep conversations I had with him. I feel his passing away with deep sadness. I admired his openness, the fact how he could talk about his family and share his always wise and mild views.

We wish his loved ones a lot of strength and faith in dealing with the loss of this wonderful husband, father and grandfather.

On behalf of the FISEC Bureau

Lies Janssen

Jacques Fièvre


The sad news reached us that Jacques FIEVRE, a great and beautiful figure of Ugsel and FISEC died at the age of 76.

After graduating from the EMEP in 1979, Jacques worked as an EPS teacher at the Notre-Dame de Bonne Nouvelles high school in Beaupreau in Maine et Loire.

Member of the National Athletics Technical Commission for more than twenty years, International Technical Official (OTI) in Athletics at FISEC for many years, federal referee at the French national championships, Jacques was not only a high-level technician, he was also an educator and a sage to his colleagues.

Insatiable Mr. Track and Field, in both the school and federal environments, he was known and esteemed for his kindness, his availability and his commitment to young people.

We salute his memory and send our deepest condolences to his wife, children and grandchildren.

Goodbye Jacques, farewell friend

The FISEC Community

Version française

Nous venons d’apprendre que Jacques FIEVRE, une grande et belle figure de l’Ugsel et du FISEC est décédé à l’âge de 76 ans.

Diplômé de l’EMEP en 1979, Jacques a exercé les fonctions d’enseignant d’EPS au collège et lycée Notre-Dame de Bonnes Nouvelles à Beaupreau dans le Maine et Loire.

Connu et reconnu dans le monde de l’athlétisme, à l’Ugsel comme à la fédération française d’athlétisme, Jacques fait partie de ces personnalités qui ont marqué la vie de beaucoup d’entre nous à l’Ugsel dont il portait véritablement les valeurs qui nous rassemblent.

Membre de la commission technique nationale d’athlétisme depuis plus de vingt ans, Officiel Technique International (OTI) en Athlétisme à la FISEC pendant de très nombreuses années, juge arbitre fédéral lors de nos championnats nationaux, Jacques n’était pas qu’un technicien de haut niveau, c’était aussi un pédagogue et un sage pour ses collègues.

Insatiable Monsieur de l’athlétisme, dans le milieu scolaire comme dans le milieu fédéral, il était notamment réputé et estimé pour sa bienveillance, sa disponibilité et son engagement auprès des jeunes.

Nous saluons sa mémoire et adressons nos plus sincères condoléances à Aline son épouse, ses enfants et petits-enfants.

Au revoir Jacques, adieu l’ami

La Communauté FISEC

Fedora Leali Parisse


With great sadness, we convey the sad news of the passing of Fedora Leali Parisse of FISIAE-FISEC Italia at her home on Tuesday, the 13th of June 2023. Her funeral was held on Thursday the 16th of June at the Chiesa di Santo Spirito.

Fedora’s involvement with FISEC dates back to the late eighties. All those who have known Fedora, know that FISEC was deep in her heart and she worked tirelessly within the Italian Sports community and the FISEC International community to promote FISEC and its values. She single-handedly carried the Italian FISEC representation forward throughout the years and although her failing health in the last few years prevented her from being more active, she never failed to mention FISEC in each and every conversation even during the very difficult last few months.

She organised General Assemblies, always offering us great hospitality in wonderful places in Italy. And in 2017 in Lignano-Sabbiadoro, her dream of organising the Games came true, even though it came at great personal cost.

Indeed, FISEC still exists because of people like Fedora whose dedication and passion for this organisation has been crucial.

Last but not least we will miss a friend, a remarkable woman. May she rest in peace. She will be remembered in the prayers of the FISEC community.

We wish her loved ones a lot of strength to deal with this loss.

On behalf of the FISEC Bureau
Lies Janssen

Jean Bruck

(1931 – 02/05/2023)

Through UGSEL, the FISEC member organisation from France, the sad news reached us that on May 2nd, 2023 our esteemed former Supervisor/OTI athletics, Mr Jean Bruck passed away at the age of ninety-two.

Jean Bruck was of great importance to FISEC in the further professionalisation and supervising of the Athletics tournament during the FISEC Games for a period of more than 10 years, until 2007. His remarkable personality and great expertise certainly gave extra stature to the FISEC athletics tournament. FISEC Bureau and Commission members, coaches and national delegates and young participants will remember him with great respect for his expertise and commitment to youth and sport.

Within UGSEL Jean Bruck played a very prominent role, as an active member for nearly 50 years. Also he was a reputable member of the FFA (French Athletics Federation) and was internationally involved in the world of youth and sports. For his work in the FFA Youth Commission he was rewarded with the FFA platinum medla, the national merit medal and the gold medal for youth and sports.

The FISEC community who have had the honour to work with Jean Bruck salute his memory and send their most sincere condolences to his wife, who accompanied him on many occasions. We also convey our condolences to his friends within UGSEL.

On behalf of the FISEC Community
Lies Janssen

Version française

Par l’intermédiaire de l’UGSEL, l’organisation membre de la FISEC en France, la triste nouvelle nous est parvenue que le 2 mai 2023, notre estimé ancien superviseur/OTI athlétisme, M. Jean Bruck est décédé à l’âge de quatre-vingt-douze ans.

Jean Bruck a été d’une grande importance pour la FISEC dans la professionnalisation et la supervision du tournoi d’athlétisme lors des Jeux FISEC pendant plus de 10 ans, jusqu’en 2007. Sa personnalité remarquable et sa grande expertise ont certainement donné une stature supplémentaire au tournoi d’athlétisme de la FISEC. Les membres du Bureau, des Commissions, les entraîneurs et les délégués nationaux et les jeunes participants se souviendront de lui avec beaucoup de respect pour son expertise et son engagement envers la jeunesse et le sport.

Au sein de l’UGSEL, Jean Bruck a joué un rôle très important, en tant que membre actif pendant près de 50 ans. Il était également membre réputé de la FFA (Fédération Française d’Athlétisme) et s’impliquait internationalement dans le monde de la jeunesse et du sport. Pour son travail au sein de la commission jeunesse de la FFA, il a été récompensé par la médaille de platine FFA, la médaille nationale du mérite et la médaille d’or de la jeunesse et des sports.

La communauté FISEC qui a eu l’honneur de travailler avec Jean Bruck salue sa mémoire et présente ses plus sincères condoléances à son épouse qui l’a accompagné à de nombreuses reprises. Nous adressons également nos condoléances à ses amis au sein de l’UGSEL.

Au nom de la communauté FISEC
Lies Janssen

Steve Sanderson

(1950 – 13/03/2023)

The sad news reached us that our esteemed friend and colleague Steve Sanderson passed away in peace on March 13th, 2023, after a long sickbed.

Within FISEC we have come to know Steve as representative and athletics coach of the Great Britain team CSSF. Over the years Steve has played a massive part in transforming the lives of young athletes and in helping them to realise their potential and achieve their best in sport.

Also, Steve’s role within the international community of FISEC has been of invaluable importance. His expertise, his calm and wise presence, have contributed to technical, educational and strategic matters within our organization.

But above all, Steve was a friend. Despite his long long history of serious health problems, he was always optimistic with a focus on other people and not himself.

How we shall miss his presence, the calm and wise man with the hat in the athletics stadion. FISEC will not be the same without him.

May his loved ones find strength in their faith and in the guidance Steve has given throughout his life.

On behalf of the entire FISEC Community
Lies Janssen
President FISEC

Louis Borg

(1936 – 19/07/2021)

Our good friend and FISEC Honorary Member Louis Borg passed away at the age of 85 on July 21, 2021. It was a great loss to his wife Edith, his family, friends and the FISEC Malta team. Our thoughts are with them.

Louis Borg was the former president of the Malta Basketball Federation and the Malta Handball Association.

For FISEC as an organisation Louis Borg’ commitment to sport, his expertise and his vast network in Malta and abroad have been of great value. Without him FISEC would not have enjoyed so many memorable FISEC Games in Malta. Without him, we would not have got to know the Maltese hospitality, culture and commitment to catholic sport for young people.

Many of us have had the privilege to work with him and to know him personally.  We have enjoyed his warm friendship, his hospitality and have spent many enjoyable moments with him during meals, receptions and personal exchanges. A good friend has gone, we will remember him with fondness and respect. FISEC – Malta will not be the same without him. May he rest in peace and may his loved ones have the strength to deal with this loss.

On behalf of FISEC condolences were conveyed to his wife and family and to the FISEC Malta team.