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The International Axe Throwing Federation (IATF)

Axe throwing is one of the world's most exciting new sports. The IATF was established in 2016 and is a catalyst for the phenomenal growth of the sport worldwide.

Fierce Competition

When we share the same rules, it all comes down to skill. The best throwers compete against the best, elevating the entire sport.

International Standards

A standardized playbook unites all leagues and allows anyone to compete with others, no matter which league you play in or where you live.

Active League Members

Today, the IATF represents over 10,000 league members, men and women, in over 125 cities and 6 countries. Our mandate promotes fair competition, safety, and sportsmanship.

Axes Thrown Worldwide and Counting

The International Axe Throwing Championship

IATC update coming soon

Compete against the top throwers

The IATF and our member organizations host elite axe throwing tournaments open to all IATF members. Our axe throwing league calendar culminates at the annual International Axe Throwing Championship (IATC) in Toronto where the coveted Wilson Cup is awarded.

Tournament List Coming Soon

News & Updates

IATC 2022

IATC 2022 Time, Location and How to Qualify

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What is the Fastest-Growing Sport?

Axe throwing is globally recognized as one of the world's fastest growing sports. What started in IATF Commissioner Matt Wilson's backyard has continued to attract throwers - now in 19 countries! Our community is what makes us strong and helps us grow this amazing sport we love.

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IATF Rules Changes

The IATF exists to develop and grow the sport of axe throwing. Our rule set has continued to develop over the past 14 years and we believe it’s time for the next evolution of the sport. All rule updates will take effect May 1, 2021 as new league seasons start.

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