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General Assembly Update

The deadline for the general assembly has now been extended. Members will now have until Thursday 31st July to submit their delegates entry and their federations motions and nominations. The general assembly is an invaluable opportunity for members to have their say and express the issues that affect them in the world of Boccia. The assembly is being held after the BISFed World Championships in Beijing on Sunday 28th September and delegates will have the opportunity to attend a sight seeing tour on Monday 29th September. We urge all federations to ensure they send one of their delegates to the assembly to ensure they can see how BISFed want to work together with its members to build a better Boccia for everyone.
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BISFed World Championships News

BISFed President, David Hadfield and Board Member Martin Lam visited Beijing on 3 & 4 July to review the preparations for the 2014 Boccia World Championships.

They held several meetings with the Local Organising Committee and visited the Competition Venue and accommodation. The photograph shows Martin Lam, Mr Li (Director General, China Administration of Sports for Persons with Disabilities), David Hadfield, and Mr Qi (Deputy Director, CASPD).

After the visit David Hadfield said: " I was very impressed with the CASPD's facilities; we were able to see the competition venue being used as the IPC Asian Wheelchair Dance Competition was being staged during our visit. I am sure CASPD will make the World Championships a truly memorable event."
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Rule Change Announcement

Notice to all BISFed Members:   On 5th December 2013, BISFed announced a review of the current ball testing procedures to ensure that the tests can determine more accurately the circumference of a ball and the degree to which a ball can distort. This announcement was as a result of a trend over recent years towards players using balls which have a greater circumference than allowed in the Boccia Rules (i.e. greater than the maximum of 278mm.) Such balls are often so soft that they cannot properly be described as ‘balls’ because they deform so much when they are thrown, thereby giving the thrower an unfair advantage. However, because these balls are so soft, they are able to pass the existing circumference test under Rule 2.1. continue reading
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2014 BISFed General Assembly

Information has been sent to all federations detailing the requirements for the first BISFed General Assembly. The General Assembly registration process will be managed by the Sport:80 Sports Management System and all federations will be able to log in and complete their registration and pay for the event online. Keep an eye on inboxes as a username and password will be sent directly to the primary email address in our records. General Assembly documents can be downloaded below along with all job descriptions for the elected positions. Some important deadlines to note are: -
  • Registration closes on the 31st July 2014
  • Mandate, motion and nomination forms with accompanying statements of capability all need to be submitted before the 31st July 2014
If anyone has any questions please email admin@bisfed.com, similarly please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have problems registering. continue reading