The IWBF Executive Council gathered on 9 & 10 April 2022 on the Patrick Baumann House of Basketball in Mies, Switzerland. The weekend was the primary time since November 2019 that the IWBF Executive Council had met in-person because of the COVID pandemic.
All members of the Executive Council have been current other than the Asia Oceania Zone President Saad Alazmaa. Zone Secretary Generals and a consultant from the Players’ Commission have been additionally current as invited company.
Across a fruitful two days of conferences at FIBA headquarters, reviews got from every of the Commissions and every of the Zones reflecting on their latest actions and plans for the 12 months forward.
Given the packed calendar of competitions scheduled for 2022 an summary of the preparations got for the 2022 IWBF World Championships, the IWBF Men’s U23 World Championship, in addition to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games the place 3×3 wheelchair basketball will make its debut. There was additionally an replace on the proposed qualification course of for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, which is awaiting IPC suggestions and approval.
IWBF memberships proceed to develop with the approval of 4 new membership submissions as IWBF welcomed the Cameroonian Sport Federation for Physically Disabled Persons, National Paralympic Committee of Montenegro, Wheelchair Basketball Eswatini, and the Tunisian Federation of Sports for Disabled, taking its complete membership depend to 104 members.
Looking to the long run, the IWBF Executive Council agreed on the significance of a world technique and the choice was taken to launch a session course of that can inform and help in making a 10-year technique for the IWBF and the game of wheelchair basketball.
During the weekend, IWBF President Ulf Mehrens and FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis signed an addendum to the Memorandum of Understanding between the 2 federations concerning FIBA Marketing holding IWBF’s unique advertising rights.
The go to additionally offered a possibility for the IWBF Executive Council to satisfy with a number of the members of the newly created IWBF Players’ Commission, who hosted their premier assembly on the Patrick Baumann House of Basketball on Friday 8 April.
The meeting was the penultimate assembly of the present IWBF Executive Council forward of the 2022 IWBF World Congress the place elections will likely be held to resolve on a brand new Executive Council for the subsequent four-year cycle. Alongside the IWBF World Forum, the Congress will happen between 24 – 26 November in the course of the IWBF 2022 World Championships hosted in Dubai, UAE.