All the documents for the 2014 BISFed General Assembly have been released. Federations now have 4 weeks to review the motions, nominations and agenda ahead of the meeting on the 28th September.
The BBC have published a piece on Nigel Murray, the world number 5, during his preparations for the BISFed World Championships. Murray is keen to build on his success from the 2008 Beijing Paralympics and feels that a medal is well within reach.
Murry forms part of a 10 person squad for Great Britain who will be looking to add to the 9 World Open medals won already this year in Montreal and Povoa. The British team have it far from their own way in China. Strong teams from Brazil, Canada, Argentina, Thailand and Korea among others all have a chance to take home gold.
The names of the officials, classifiers and referees have been announced by the organisers of the 2014 BISFed World Championships.
This is the list of athletes participating in the Boccia World Championships in Beijing. Each Country will receive a form shortly to nominate thier athletes for the Individual competition. The rest of the field will be completed by the highest ranked athletes not already selected.
The logo for the forthcoming BISFed World Championships has been revealed 40 days ahead of the tournament. The competition kicks off on the 19th September and will pay host to over 180 athletes from 30 federations. The competition will crown 7 new world champions across the 9 days of competition.
It has been a week of countdowns in the world of Paralympic sport. Today marks ‘one year to go’ until the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games, Americas Paralympic Committee President Jose Luis Campo believes they can have a similar impact in Canada as the London 2012 Paralympic Games had on Great Britain.
The 2014 BISFed World Championships is a little over a month away and preparations are almost complete and ready to welcome over 180 athletes from 30 federations from around the World. This will be the largest Boccia competition ever held and marks a significant point in BISFeds journey. Not only will it be a chance for athletes to compete against each other for the right to be crowned World Champion but over 40 delegates from 30 federations will embark on the Chinese capital for the first BISFed General Assembly to discuss a host of important issues.
With 2 years to go until the Olympic and Paralympic Games the Look of the Games has been reveiled.
The IPC has announced the 2014 recipients of grants from its development arm, the Agitos Foundation. BISFed has been successful in its application for grant funding for the second year:
The 2014 grant will be spent on designing and implementing on-line education tools for training Referees and Classifiers which in turn will support the growth of our sport. Working with our technology partner, Sport80, design and development work will start in October 2014 and we expect to be able to launch the new on-line tools during 2015.
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.