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Call for bids to host IBSA Blind Football Women's World Championships

  • Date: 15-07-2019
  • Related to: Football
Image from the match at the women's blind football camp in Tokyo, Japan, in February 2019 (c JBFA/H. Wanibe)

In a ground-breaking development for the women's game, the IBSA Football Committee is launching a call for bids to organise the first ever world championships for women.

IBSA member organisations are invited to submit a bid to host the 1st IBSA Blind Football Women's World Championsips in 2020. The committee is planning a competition involving between 8 and 10 teams and lasting around 10 days, and the event should be hosted preferibly after the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic games in September.

The move comes after sustained efforts to develop the women's game and women's involvement in blind football over the past two years. This work includes holding a women's camp and tournament in Vienna, Austria, in May 2017, in which 60 girls and women took part, a second camp in Tokyo, Japan, in February this year, and targeted efforts to prioritise the women's game in different regions of the world.

Countries interested in hosting the competition should complete the IBSA sanction application form (see link above) and return it to the IBSA Executive Director, Henk van Aller, at henk.vanaller@ibsasport.org by Friday August 16th.

For more information on the championships or the bidding process please contact the IBSA Football Committee Chair, Ulrich Pfisterer, at football.chair@ibsasport.org.


Caption: participants in the Women's camp in Austria in 2017 pose for a group photo.
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