IFAC 2016 is coming!

We look forward to welcoming you to Rome for the 2016 edition of the International Festival of Athletics Coaching – 28-30 October 2016. As IFAC Manager I look forward to welcoming you on behalf of our Italian hosts the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) and the European Athletics Coaches Association (EACA). I will be on hand during the IFAC weekend to make sure you have an enjoyable Festival weekend.


Here is some important information, please note the most urgent things for your attention is the Airport Transfer (Arriving via Rome Airport) and if you wish to attend the Gala Dinner – please can you email me as soon as possible regarding these two items (ifac@athleticscoaches.eu)



The conference will be held at the Olympic Preparation Centre Formia (CPO), Via Appia Lato Napoli, 175, 04023 Formia LT, Italy.

Registration will take place at the Aula Magna within the Olympic Training Centre complex from .



You will have been contacted by email to confirm your accommodation during the conference. Accommodation is payable by cash to the IFAC Manager on registration. We have tried as best as possible to ensure delegates get their preferred choice of accommodation at the CPO Formia, Hotel Miramare & Hotel Fagiano.


If you have not been contacted about accommodation and you believe you booked please email ifac@athleticscoaches.eu immediately! There are some rooms still available and if you require accommodation please contact ifac@athleticscoaches.eu as soon as possible.



Meals will only be provided for only those delegates who have booked accommodation and will be provided at the restaurant at the CPO Formia. Breakfast is served at the hotels.   



There will be a Gala Reception hosted by CONI – the Italian Olympic Association. This will be a formal meal on Saturday 29 October.

Any delegates wishing should email ifac@athleticscoaches.eu to reserve a ticket for 25€.



An updated version of the IFAC programme is attached.   



We have arranged a transfer on Friday 28 October, for delegates to travel down to Formia. If you wish to book on to this transfer, please ensure you have provided your flight information by emailing ifac@athleticscoaches.eu.

Please meeting in T3 at the “Meeting Point” Terminal 3 by 12.50pm on Friday 28 October (map attached), a member of the EACA Council, Lorna Boothe will be there to meet you.

There will be a return transfer organised on Sunday 30 October after the conference, around 1.45pm.

If you have any issues on arrival please contact the IFAC Manager, Jamie Bowie (+44 7598976972)



Follow the signage from Terminal 3 or 2 or 1 to railway station.

Take Leonardo train (14 euro ticket, around 20mins) that goes to Stazione Termini.

From Termini look for a train to Formia/Gaeta, (10-17euro, trains every hour) it takes 70-90minutes to Formia

Call the CPO: +39 0771 3219250 and a shuttle from the centre will pick you up.t3

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