IWRF Confirms Regional General Managers
In late 2020, IWRF (International Wheelchair Rugby Federation) appointed Regional General Managers including in the Asia Pacific.
In total, four Regional General Managers were appointed to deliver IWRF Strategic Goals said the governing body of the sport.
IWRF President Richard Allcroft said: “I continue to be impressed by the commitment and passion of our organisation’s volunteers. They are central to who we are and what we are able to achieve. The newly formed role of Regional General Manager will help to focus on the development of wheelchair rugby in its respective areas around the globe. My thanks and congratulations to the four individuals and I look forward to hearing how their work progresses”.
The IWRF said in November 2020: “As part of the reorganisation of the IWRF Development Department four Regional General Managers (RGM) have been appointed. Reporting to the Head of Development, Cherie Harris the RGM’s role is to grow and develop the sport in their respective regions. They will also be the link between the region and the functional departments including Competitions, Classification and Technical.”
- Regional General Manager: Americas – Juan Foa
- Regional General Manager: Europe – Lauren Templeton
- Regional General Manager: Middle East and Africa – Clyde Holland
- Regional General Manager: Asia Oceania – Chris Nay
Chris Nay will be looking after Asia and Oceania and is currently the General Manager of Wheelchair Rugby Australia. Prior to that role, Chris was the Marketing and Partnerships for Disability Sports Australia.
Major Wheelchair Rugby Events 2020-2022
The next major events for the sport are the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games (24th August – 5th September 2021) and the Commonwealth Games which will be held in Birmingham in 2022.
The 8 wheelchair rugby nations that will be represented at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics are:
- Great Britain
- New Zealand
- United States
The IWRF 2022 World Championships are also planned to be staged in Denmark from 11th October – 16th October 2022.
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