Panam Sports President Neven Ilic participated in a teqball demonstration  ©Getty Images

Panam Sports President Neven Ilic took part in a teqball demonstration during the oganisation's General Assembly here.

The General Assembly was held on the eve of the 2019 Pan American Games, with the 41 National Olympic Committees of North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean in attendance. 

With a teqball demonstration taking place throughout the day, Ilic tried his hand at the sport.

"We know that football is loved right throughout the Americas and so we feel it is a natural home for teqball given the many natural synergies and transferable skills between the two sports," said International Teqball Federation (FITEQ) head of international relations Marius Vizer Jr.

"We are determined to provide more opportunities to play teqball throughout North, South and Central America and the Caribbean, and the support of Panam Sports will be instrumental to that aim."

This year’s Pan American Games are currently underway in Lima and are due to conclude on 11 August. 

The Games represent the largest ever sporting event to be hosted by Peru and comprise 419 events across 39 sports – the largest number of medal events ever held at a single edition of the Games. 

Teqball have held a series of demonstrations recently, also featuring at the 2019 European Games in Minsk and African Beach Games in Cape Verde.