In Memoriam

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