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23 April 2012

IWRF 2013 European Qualifier Call for Bids



The International Wheelchair Rugby Federation is seeking a host country to hold the 2013 IWRF European Zone Qualification Tournament. The IWRF has received verbal expressions of interest from two nations to date, and is now requesting formal written bids from all interested countries.


The purpose of this tournament is to qualify two teams to advance to the 2013 IWRF European Zone Championship, to be held in Antwerp, Belgium in August 2013. The tournament is open to countries that either did not attend or that finished eleventh or lower at the 2011 European Zone Championship. Countries from the European Zone that are not yet on the World Ranking List may attend at the discretion of IWRF. Countries must be Full Members of IWRF to be eligible to compete.


This Tournament should be scheduled to take place in January or February 2013, and must be able to host at least four teams. The Tournament will need to fund transportation, housing and meals for at least six referees, as well as a Type A IWRF Classification Panel. All referees and classifiers assigned to work this Tournament will be selected by the IWRF.


Bid countries should complete the attached Sanction Application Form and return it to IWRF, along with the bid process fee of $1,000.00 USD, by 31 May 2012. Upon receipt of the sanction application, IWRF will schedule a site evaluation visits as soon as possible. The attached Event Checklist should be completed prior to the site evaluation. The final selection decision will be made by 30 September 2012.   


If you have any questions, please contact, Kathy Newman, IWRF Competitions Committee Chair, at


Download - 2013 IWRF European Qualifier Bid Documents.zip

Best regards,


Eron Main
Secretary General, IWRF