Bangkok To Host Below 25 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship – IWBF

IWBF have awarded Thailand the rights to host the Girls’s Below 25 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship for the second consecutive time.

The Championship, which is the head competitors for junior girls’s wheelchair basketball, will happen within the metropolis of Bangkok between the three October – 9 October 2023 that includes between 8 to 10 girls’s groups from internationally.

IWBF Govt Council awarded the Sport Affiliation for Wheelchair Basketball Thai (SAWBT) the rights to host the occasion. SAWBT have a profitable observe document of internet hosting worldwide competitions which embrace the final U25 World Championship in Suphanburi, the 2021 U23 World Championships in Phuket final 12 months, and a number of other Asia Oceania Championships.

Happening each 4 years, this would be the fourth version of the U25 World Championships with the USA the reigning champions from 2019.

In recognition of the congested occasion schedule in 2023, and to assist groups and Zones, the IWBF Govt Council has authorised the elimination of the necessity for zonal qualification occasions for the Championship. This selection was made obtainable to all Zones and was taken by all besides the Africa Zone. NOWBs will probably be invited to use to take part on the U25 World Championship, and primarily based on curiosity, IWBF will allocate locations throughout the zones primarily based on the ultimate standings on the final U25 World Championship.

IWBF President, Ulf Mehrens, mentioned:

“On behalf of the Board of IWBF, I’m delighted to award the Sport Affiliation for Wheelchair Basketball Thai the rights to host the 2023 Girls’s Below 25 World Championship.

“Thailand have grow to be a distinguished organiser of worldwide wheelchair basketball occasions during the last decade and are an essential and priceless accomplice to IWBF, offering sustainable and dependable assist in growing the sport not solely to the Asia Oceania Zone however to the world of wheelchair basketball.

“We’re wanting ahead to returning to Thailand and to proceed to see the expansion of the ladies’s sport flourish.”