Paralympic Games Beijing 2008 Qualification Criteria for Wheelchair Fencing and Wheelchair Rugby click on the following links:
World Wheelchair Fencing 2006 Website click here
IWAS is the international governing body (IF) for the paralympic programme sports of Wheelchair Fencing and Wheelchair Rugby as well as Cue Sports, Lawn Bowls and Electric Wheelchair Hockey.
The Federation has also developed strong working relationships as its sports have moved from IWAS (ISMWSF/ISOD) to independency or IPC governance, to ensure that its membership and the sports still benefit from opportunity in the IWAS Games programme. (See Games programme on main menu for more detail).
Sports that are part of, or associated with IWAS through Games and development programmes are:
Amputee Football, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Cue Sports, Cycling, Electric Wheelchair Hockey, Equestrian, Lawn Bowls, Powerlifting, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Dance Sport, Wheelchair Fencing and Wheelchair Rugby and Winter Sports such as Ice Sledge Hockey, Nordic & Alpine Ski.
IWAS Sports Officers/Representatives
|Amputee Football/Badminton||Jim Frere||Great Britain|
|Archery||Ann Webb||Great Britain|
|Athletics Coordinator||Jan Bockweg||Netherlands|
|Cue Sports||Huang Chung-Jeng||Chinese Taipei|
|Electric Wheelchair Hockey||John Teunissen||Netherlands|
|Lawn Bowls||Alf Boyle||Australia|
|Powerlifting||Glyn Hibbert||Great Britain|
|Table Tennis||Leandro Olvech||Argentina|
|Wheelchair Fencing||Alberto Martinez Vassallo||Spain|
|Wheelchair Rugby||Brad Mikkelsen||USA|
|September 9 – 19||IWAS World Games to include IWAS Wheelchair Fencing Regional Championships (Oceania/Asia)||Chinese Taipei|
|September 22||KB Czech Cup (Wheelchair Throwers only)||Praha, Czech Republic|
|October 28||The 27th Oita International Wheelchair Marathon||Oita City, Oita, Japan|
|November 15 – 18||IWAS World Cup Fencing – (subject to Contract)||Paris, France|
|November 17-25||IWAS Wheelchair Rugby Oceania Zone Championships (subject to Contract)||Sydney, Australia|
|May 24||12th International Schenkon Wheelchair Marathon||Schenkon, Switzerland|
|July 19-28||IWAS World Junior Wheelchair and Amputee Games – USA
(Subject to contract)
|New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA|
|November 8 – 16||IWAS Electric Wheelchair Hockey European Championships (subject to contract)||Maasmechelen, Belgium|
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IWAS WORLD GAMES
IWAS WORLD WHEELCHAIR & AMPUTEE GAMES 2007, 9 to 19 September – CHINESE TAIPEI
Over 600 sports men and women from 43 countries competed in Athletics, Archery, Badminton, Fencing, Power Lifting, Shooting, Swimming and Table Tennis. Competitors were assisted by over 300 team staff that accompanied them.
Results are available from the IWAS Secretariat on request.
IWAS WORLD JUNIOR GAMES
SUPPORT YOUR JUNIORS IN THEIR BUDDING SPORTING CAREER
IWAS Junior World Wheelchair and Amputee Games 2008 – New Jersey, USA – subject to contract PowerPoint Presentation
IWAS Junior World Games 2007 – Johannesburg, South Africa from March 31 – April 8
Click on the links below to download results:
IWAS World Games take place every 2 years and are based on Development in the Post Paralympic Year and Elite in Pre-Paralympic Years.
IWAS World Junior Games take place each year and is a fundamental opportunity for young athletes with an aspiration for an international career in their chosen sport.
World Games Bid Documentation World Junior Games Bid Documentation
IWAS BID CYCLE
IWAS would like to call for bids for the following IWAS events:
|Year||Event||Written Intimation of interest to be received by:||Written Intimation of interest already received from:|
|2007||World Senior Games||Jan 20 2006||Chinese Taipei – awarded|
|2008||World Junior Games||Jun 30 2006||Switzerland
USA – awarded
|2009||World Senior Games||Dec 31 2007|
|2009||World Junior Games||Jun 30 2007||Switzerland (Athletics only)|
|2010||World Junior Games||Jun 30 2008|
|2011||World Senior Games||Jun 30 2008||Korea|
|2011||World Junior Games||Jun 30 2009|
VISION, MISSION & VALUES
An organisation which enables the growth and achievements of persons with a physical disability in sport and provides opportunity to achieve individual aspirations at all levels through a defined athlete pathway.
To create and maintain conditions world-wide which will foster and encourage the development and self-determination of youth, men and women with a physical disability internationally through sport from grass roots to elite level in a spirit of “friendship, unity and sportsmanship”.
The following Values remain integral to setting the aims and objectives for IWAS:
|Positive image and self determination of athletes and sports|
|Support, not control|
|Transparency of decision and action|
|Partnership and complementary activity|
|Motivation and Respect|
|The maintenance of governance and management infrastructures and means that are appropriate and will realistically facilitate improved delivery of services and programmes|
|The nurture of conditions for professional growth|
|Games and competitions|
Download IWAS Strategic Plan here