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Italian Rugby Federation

History of FIR

Costitution

The first Italian team, U.S. Milanese, was formed on the initiative of Piero Mariani in 1909. More organised activity began only in 1927 when Stephen Bellandi promoted the establishment of a National Committee for the Propagation of Rugby. On 1 March 1928, CONI dissolved the Committee and appointed Piero Mariani as the special commissioner, thereby decreeing on 28 September 1928 the establishment of the Italian Rugby Federation (FIR). On 12 February 1929 the first national championship was set up with the participation of six teams (won by Ambrosiana Milan), but on 19 October in the same year CONI dissolved the FIR, providing their own management of the business. On 19 March 1930, CONI entrusted the organisation of rugby to the Football Association until 10 October 1932 when they independently re-established the Italian Oval Ball Federation (FIPO). On 1 June 1933, the Federation took up its old name. The League of Company Series A1 and A2, founded in 1984, was recognised by the FIR in 1991. The Federation is listed in Law no. 426 of 16/02/1942.

Denomination

From the original Federazione Italiana Rugby (“Italian Rugby Federation”) (1928) the name was changed to Federazione Italiana Palla Ovale (or “Italian Oval Ball Federation”) in 1932, and then to Federazione Italiana Rugbi (“Italian Federation of Rugby”) in 1933, before returning definitively to the old name in the post-war period.

Federal Office

Rome since its foundation.

First National Championship

1928/29.

Presidents

ITALIAN RUGBY FEDERATION

1928 Piero Mariani
1928 - 1929 Hon. Giorgio Vaccaro
1930 - 1932 Ottorino Barassi

ITALIAN OVAL BALL FEDERATION

1932 - 1933 Giovanni Peragallo
1933 - 1941 Ettore Rossi
1941 - 1943 Furio Cicogna
1944 Rocco Sansone
1944 Ausonio Alacevich
1945 Piero Paselli

ITALIAN RUGBY FEDERATION

1946 - 1948 Furio Cicogna
1949 Federal Council
1949 - 1950 Enrico Olivetti
1950 - 1954 Aldo Galletto
1954 - 1958 Mauro Lais
1958 - 1971 Carlo Montano
1971 - 1973 Sergio Luzzi-Conti
1973 - Mario Mazzuca
1973 - 1974 Sergio Luzzi-Conti
1974 - 1978 Mario Martone
1978 - 1984 Aldo Invernici
1984 - 1995 Maurizio Mondelli
1996 - 2012 Giancarlo Dondi
2012 - Alfredo Gavazzi

Secretaries

Stefano Bellandi
Arnaldo Cortese
Giacinto Celano
Giuseppe Levi
Alfredo Fagiolo
Giuseppe Giuliani
Ugo Fiandaca
Filippo Caccia Dominioni
Giovanni Doni
Giuseppe Curti
Renato Sacchetti
1954 - 1970 Antonio Celaia
1970 - 1974 Giovanni Doni
1974 - 1997 Sandro Di Santo
1997 - 1998 Pier Luigi Gatti
1998 - 2000 Sandro Di Santo
2000 - 2003 Giuliano Spingardi
2003 - 2007 Claudio Perruzza
2007 - 2013 Michele Signorini
2013 - Claudio Perruzza

 

Stadio Olimpico - Curva Nord, Rome

Phone:+39 06 4521 3116/17/18/19

Fax:+39 06 45213176

Url:www.federugby.it

President:Alfredo Gavazzi

Secretary:Claudio Perruzza