Introducing the new BC5 Profile
BISFed is pleased to publish the profile of a new BC5 Classification. The BC5 Classification has been developed for those players whose impairments are not severe enough to allow them to play in the BC2 or BC4 Classification.
It is important to note that the BC5 Classification is being introduced for a trial period to the end of 2017 on the following basis:
- BISFed Members are encouraged to use the BC5 Classification in National competitions, and to provide feedback to BISFed on:
- how many athletes are Classified and compete in the BC5 Classification; and
- any comments on the profile
- BISFed will review the feedback it receives from Members during 2016 and 2017.
- Assuming there is positive feedback, BISFed will gradually introduce the BC5 Classification into sanctioned events from 2018, with the aim of having sufficient athletes with a BISFed ranking to be able to include the BC5 Classification in the BISFed 2022 World Championships.
- Members are advised that the BC5 Classification is being introduced with the clear understanding that it is unlikely that this Classification will be included in the Paralympic Games due to the restriction on the number of athletes who are permitted to participate in the Games.