USA’s John Boie joins the IWBF Players’ Commission because the male consultant for the Americas Zone. After enjoying the sport for practically 20 years, he determined to face for the Commission as a technique to give again to the game. On his election he stated:
“It is an honour to be part of a group that can have a real impact on a sport that has given me so much in life and I look forward to serving current and future generations of wheelchair basketball players.”
30-year-old Boie, who was a part of the USA Men’s staff who claimed gold on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and took residence silver from the 2018 World Championships, added:
“As a newer member to the international stage I hope to bring a different perspective in conjunction with other committee members who have played in multiple games.”
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, Boie set out his hopes for the brand new Commission:
“I believe it is a nice alternative for the IWBF to attach with present gamers who’re extremely revered throughout the sport, permitting for nice dialog and a broader scope to be given to their management as nicely.
“I hope to see as much growth in the sport as possible. With such a unique niche of a player base I hope for greater opportunities to get more people involved in the sport, whether in or out of a chair.”
Eight gamers will make up the brand new IWBF Players’ Commission, established to present worldwide wheelchair basketball gamers a platform and a standard voice within the governance of worldwide wheelchair basketball. Paralympians Annegrit Brießmann (Germany), Hiroaki Kozai (Japan), and John Boie (USA), and 3X3 International Michelle Moganedi (South Africa) will be part of the unique 4 gamers who had been a part of the IWBF Athlete Steering Committee – Ella Sabljak (Australia), Terry Bywater (Great Britain), Alhassan Sedky (Egypt), and Erica Gavel (Canada).