AEFCA mourns loss of first President
27 October 2008 – The 29th AEFCA Symposium began with a minute’s silence in memory of Honorary President Franz Leidl who passed away on 20 October 2008 at the age of 88.
A retired Austrian Army colonel, Franz Leidl became the first UEFT President when the organisation (initially known as the UEF) was founded in Vienna in 1980.
Into ripe old age he keenly followed and supported the expansion of our organisation. The European Coaches’ Alliance bowed before his life’s work and honoured Franz Leidl with a wreath that was laid at his funeral in Mattersburg on 29 October 2008.