Following the success of the 2014 Boccia World Championships in Beijing, BISFed held its first General Assembly meeting on Sunday 28th September, also in Beijing. 30 of BISFed’s 51 Member nations attended the General Assembly.

Commenting on the outcome of the discussion, BISFed President, David Hadfield said: “We had a very constructive meeting, with a full debate on the main priorities on which BISFed now needs to focus. BISFed has only been in existence for 21 months, and already we have sanctioned and staged 7 significant Championship events, all fully attended and all earning World Ranking points for athletes. We have come a long way in a very short time, but we know there is still much to do.”


Highlights from the meeting included:

The announcement of the Competition Schedule for 2015

Regional Team & Pairs:

  • Americas: Montreal, Canada – 29 April – 4 May
  • Europe: London, Great Britain 23 – 27 July
  • Asia/Oceania: Hong Kong  10 – 14 June

World Opens:

  • Poznan, Poland 17 – 22 June
  • Korea date to be finalised probably July

Continental Cups:

  • Europe: Catalunia, Spain 1 – 6 April
  • Americas: ParapanAm, Toronto, Canada 7 – 15 August
  • Africa / Oceania: under negotiation


Reduced fees for new members

Agreement to a proposal that membership fee for new Members should be reduced by 50% in the first two years as a means of attracting new members


Election of a new BISFed Board

  • President: David Hadfield
  • Vice President: Joaquim Viegas
  • Treasurer: Paul Chamber
  • Member at Large: Elsa Matthee (South Africa)
  • Member at Large: Martin Lam (Hong Kong)
  • Member at Large: Dom Tremblay (Canada)
  • Member at Large: Konstantinia (Dina) Sotriadi (Greece)
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