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3 June 2014

IWRF 2018 World Championship - Call for Intent to Bid

The IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship is held every four years. The World Championship is the premier event in the IWRF calendar, and high standards for hosting the event are expected.

At the 2012 IWRF General Assembly, member nations approved a motion that beginning in 2018, the World Championship is to include more than 12 teams. After a review by the Competitions Committee, IWRF has determined that for the 2018 World Championship, 16 teams will be invited to participate.

IWRF member nations who are interested in hosting the 2018 World Championship are asked to express their intent to bid. The aim of the intent to bid is to identify the pool of potential host countries for this event. It is not necessary for a full event plan or checklist to be submitted and there is no fee for submitting an intent to bid.

Attached is a document detailing the sport technical, logistical, and administrative requirements to host a 16-team World Championship. Members submitting an intent to bid are confirming that they are prepared to meet these requirements. This document also includes a sample budget detailing the financial requirements for hosting the event.

If you are interested in hosting the 2018 IWRF World Championship, please complete the attached Intent to Bid document and submit it no later than 21 July 2014 to the IWRF Secretary General, via email to

Members submitting an Intent to Bid will be contacted beginning in August 2014 with further information on the site selection process for the 2018 World Championship.

If you have any questions regarding the site selection process or require more information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best regards,
Eron Main

IWRF Secretary General


Download this letter and the complete Intent to Bid document by clicking here..