Phil Clay of Plainfield, Ind., was one of two participants at the IFAF Under-19 World Championship selected to be part of the International Federation of American Football Athletes Commission.
Clay, an offensive lineman, was nominated his U.S. Under-19 National Team teammates, joining players from American Samoa, Austria, Canada, France, Japan, Panama and Sweden on the ballot. Quarterback Ben Langford of American Samoa is the other player elected by a vote of all participating players.
The International Federation of American Football has named Tuomas Heikkinen of Finland as the head coach of the 2013 IFAF World Team, which will compete Feb. 5 in Austin, Texas, against the U.S. Under-19 National Team in the fourth annual International Bowl.
The 15th annual International Federation of American Football Congress held in Austin, Texas, included a vote to accept a new governance structure that will change the face of the sport internationally.
Thirty-three (33) member countries from six continents attended the IFAF Congress and agreed to put in place a new structure that will see IFAF Europe, IFAF Asia, IFAF Africa, IFAF Americas and IFAF Oceania replace the existing continental federations. Elections also were held to identify individuals who will take IFAF forward on those continents.