About us

This Is How Our Story Began

Dear Friends,

In 2013 our Federations were not sure of our future in International Twirling Competitions, but we decided we would be stronger if we worked together, and so we formed the European Federation of Baton Twirling, (E.F.B.T.), and it,  has progressed well every year since then.

Baton Twirling is a sport and some people would consider it more than one sport, because it is a combination of twirling, dance and gymnastics. The use of gymnastic and dance movements, while handling the baton, blended-together and set to music, to display both technical merit and artistic expression, become a total routine, well packaged for the audience, and just as important for the judges.

The sport is for individuals, pairs, teams and groups, so is very versatile.

Athletes from the age of 9 are welcome to participate and compete for their federations and country in our EFBT competitions.

Our competitions bring together all the twirlers in EFBT, and contributes to the advancement of our sport, and the promotion of friendship between the members of our Federation.

On behalf of EFBT, I welcome all athletes, coaches, Judges, officials and supporters, to our wonderful twirling family, and hope you will enjoy your participation in the competitions, and afterwards you leave with wonderful memories and new friendships.

Yours in sport,

Michael Connolly,

President EFBT

Some info on our history/activity

2013 - EFBT - First Meeting in Barcelona, Spain.

2014 - EFBT Winter Meeting - Barcelona Spain.

2014 - EFBT European Twirling Club Championships - Barcelona, Spain

2015 -  EFBT Winter Meeting - Gormanston, Ireland.

2015- EFBT European Twirling Championships - Gormanston, Ireland

2016 - EFBT Winter Meeting - Slovenksa Bristrica, Slovenia
2016 - EFBT European Twirling Club Championships - Slovenksa Bristrica, Slovenia

2017 - EFBT Winter Meeting - Tortosa, Spain
2017 - EFTB European Twirling Championships - Tortosa, Spain.

2018 - EFBT Winter Meeting - Swords, Ireland.
2018 - EFBT European Twirling Club Championships, Gormanston, Ireland.

2019 - EFBT Winter Meeting - Ljutomer, Slovenia.

2019 - EFTB European Twirling Championships - Ljutomer, Slovenia

2020 - EFBT Winter Meeting - Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain.

2020 -  EFBT European Twirling Championships  - Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain.

2021 - EFBT Winter Meeting - Dublin, Ireland.

2021 - EFBT European Twirling Championships - Dublin Ireland 

2022 - EFBT European Twirling Championships - TBC



The most recent competition having been held in Ljutomer, Slovenia in July 2019, having athletes compete from Slovenia, Ireland, Catalonia, France and Croatia. 


The current members of EFBT are:




New member 2019 - Czech Republic.



The current Executive Board:


President: Michael Connolly, Ireland. 

Vice President:  Ruben Pueyo, Catalonia.

Secretary:  Saso Koprivnik, Slovenia.

Treasurer:  Susan Mullen, Ireland.

Technical President:  Dinah Black, Ireland.

Vice Technical President:  Paco Rodriguez Juan, Catalonia.

Judges Chair:  Tara Connolly, Ireland. 

Meet Our Team

Marta Pernat


Twirling assocciation of Slovenia


Michael Connolly



Association of Baton Twirling in Ireland

Ruben Pueyo


Federacio Esportiva Catalana de Twirling


Dinah Black

Technical chair EFBT


Daniel Zibert

Vice-president ČTMF

Czech Republic representative


Susan Mullen

Vice-President ABTI

Treasurer EFBT

Saša Koprivnik

Secretary EFBT


Twirling assocciation of Slovenia


Paco Rodriguez

Judge, Vice-Technical EFBT

Jaromir Vapenik

General manager ČTMF

Czech Republic representative


Contact us

EFBT Address:

Castlelands, Balrothery, Balbriggan

Co. Dublin, K32XE36, Ireland


+353 86 327 0636


Ruben Pueyo - vice president EFBT


Michael Connolly - president EFBT


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