The board met by conference call again on 14th September to discuss the latest issues surrounding boccia. Key highlights from the meeting were:
BISFed promotes the growing participation of women in its sanctioned events. As recently announced, boccia has been granted an increased allocation of slots at the 2020 Paralympic Games and the number of slots reserved for females will also be increased.
BISFed received good news following today’s meeting of the International Paralympic Committee’s Global Board in Abu Dhabi.
The BISFed Competition Committee can now announce the provisional schedule for the 2018 season. Final details are subject to negotiation with Host Organising Committees and there are 4 events that will be announced shortly.
Greek BC3 World Number 2, Greg Polychronidis married his long time assistant, Katerina Patroni last week. The pair enjoyed a beautiful wedding and are now straight back into training ready for the 2017 BISFed World Open in Kansas at the end of September! Good luck to you both from everyone at BISFed!!!
We’ve introduced a new feature on the BISFed Sport Management Platform – Licences.
These licences are free, but we need all of our members to log in to their online accounts and register players and officials before September 30th 2017. The licences will provide everyone with a unique number that we can start to use to automate the World Rankings and improve our classification database.
We have 10 nations competing in Cali this week, 2 of which are competing at their first BISFed sanctioned event. Athletes from Peru and Ecuador are competing in Colombia less than a year after joining BISFed. Boccia is growing rapidly across the world with increasing interest in South America. Good luck to all of the athletes competing this week, but particularly those competing at their first international event!