In an historic vote at CPISRA’s biennial General Assembly meeting, members voted unanimously to endorse the creation of a new governing body for Boccia.

Members who attended the meeting heard a presentation of the new organisation’s plans from David Hadfield, BISFed’s new President, Joaquim Viegas the new Vice President and Sandy Hermiston the new Secretary General. A copy of the presentation is attached. Those present at the meeting also had the opportunity to discuss BISFed’s draft Strategy, and following the input received, the new Board will develop the strategy further.

CPISRA and BISFed’s Presidents, Koos Engelbrecht and David Hadfield signed a formal transfer agreement whereby BISFed will formally assume responsibility for governing Boccia on 1st January 2013. Boccia playing countries are formally invited to apply for membership of BISFed by completing the BISFed Membership Application Form.

BISFed is hoping to attract as many as 40 member countries in its first year of operation, and will apply for membership of the International Paralympic Committee at the earliest opportunity.

BISFed _ CPISRA General Assembly Powerpoint Presentation 15 December 2012

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