Congratulations are in order for Fernando Parente (University of Minho) who was named as Sports Manager of the Year 2017 at the recent National Congress of Sports Management XVIII organised by Portuguese Association of Sports Management (APOGESD).
The Director of the Sports and Cultural Department of the University of Minho received the award for the quality of his work in university sports in Portugal and also in terms of national sports development.
In 2016, the prize was awarded to Fernando Gomes, President of the Portuguese Football Federation and the Vice President of FIFA and UEFA. This year, APOGESD recognized Fernando’s career and his activity in the management and organization of sport for almost 30 years!
Fernando was present at our recent Forum in Trondheim and many of you will have had the opportunity to talk to him and share ideas.