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Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019

IWRF 2019-2024 Strategic Plan Available

The Board of Directors of the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation is pleased to present the 2019-2024 Strategic Plan. This Plan was developed after an extensive review of the progress made by the IWRF since becoming an independent federation in 2010, our last Strategic Plan, and surveying our member nations.

If you missed the official launch of the IWRF strategic plan you can find a downloadable copy here on the IWRF website.

Wednesday, 11 Dec 2019
Tuesday, 08 Oct 2019

Para Taekwondo set to inspire at Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para Games

The Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) has confirmed that para taekwondo has been included in the official programme of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para Games as the sport continues to grow and reach more people around the world.

The 4th edition of the Asian Para Games will take place on 9 – 15 October 2022, with fans set to be treated to the excitement and drama of para taekwondo for the first time.

Thursday, 22 Aug 2019

Julio Cesar Avila elected APC President

Colombian Julio Cesar Avila has been elected as Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) President following four rounds of voting at the APC General Assembly in Lima, Peru.

He was chosen ahead of fellow presidential candidates Julie Dussliere of USA and Lucha Villar of Peru.

“I am thrilled to have received the support of the APC membership; I am speechless and emotional,” said Avila.

Tuesday, 06 Aug 2019
Monday, 29 Jul 2019

ITF launches global Wheelchair Tennis Development Plan

  • Global initiative aims to increase number of wheelchair tennis players and number of countries offering wheelchair tennis activities.
  • Expansion of localised competitive opportunities for players
  • Support for talented players from any nation
  • Annual investment of $1 million from Kosmos as part of Davis Cup partnership with ITF
  • Continued support from Cruyff Foundation

The ITF Wheelchair Tennis Committee has today launched its new Wheelchair Tennis Development Plan, which will be instrumental in the continued growth of the

Wednesday, 17 Jul 2019

First IBSA Blind Football Women's World Championships to be held

In a ground-breaking development for the women's game, the IBSA Football Committee is launching a call for bids to organise the first ever world championships for women.

IBSA member organisations are invited to submit a bid to host the 1st IBSA Blind Football Women's World Championsips in 2020. The committee is planning a competition involving between 8 and 10 teams and lasting around 10 days, and the event should be hosted preferibly after the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic games in September.

Tuesday, 09 Jul 2019
Wednesday, 03 Jul 2019

IBSA General Assembly to discuss key topics on future of blind sports

The 2019 International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) General Assembly and Conference will get underway in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA, on Thursday (4 July), aiming to map out the future of the organisation.

Delegates from around the world are gathering in central Fort Wayne, first for the IBSA Conference and then the 11th General Assembly on 5 July.

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Park courts to Slams: the wheelchair tennis revolution

By Michael Beattie

Wheelchair tennis history will be made on the clay courts of Paris and the lawns of south-west London in June and July of 2019, when both Roland Garros and Wimbledon host quad wheelchair singles and doubles competitions for the first time.

It is a move that sees quad wheelchair tennis join the men’s and women’s wheelchair events on the schedule of all four Grand Slam tournaments – the latest significant milestone for a sport not yet 50 years old, established in the wake of a young skier’s drive to adapt to life in a chair.