BISFed promotes the growing participation of women in its sanctioned events. As recently announced, boccia has been granted an increased allocation of slots at the 2020 Paralympic Games and the number of slots reserved for females will also be increased.
In order to ensure that BISFed’s competitions help to develop the active involvement of female boccia athletes, the BISFed Board has agreed that:
- At the 2018 World Championships, each Team and each Pair must include at least one female athlete.
- From 2019, each Team and each Pair competing at a World Open, a Regional Championships and at the Paralympic Games must include at least one female athlete.
- The female quota will not apply to Regional Opens in 2018, 2019 and 2020; however, participating countries are encouraged to consider including more females at Regional Opens.
- In addition, females who are entered in BISFed-sanctioned competitions from 2019 will be required to play in a minimum number of ends per match. The precise requirements will be announced in due course.