Nominees up for election to wheelchair fencing executive


Eleven people have been nominated to the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports (IWAS) Wheelchair Fencing Executive Board ahead of elections on 21 November.

The elections will take place during the biannual Sport Congress which will be held online for the first time.

Current Chairperson, Pal Szekeres, will stand uncontested as will Secretary General Udo Ziegler.

The other candidates will fill up to seven Member at Large positions. The IWAS Wheelchair Fencing Executive Committee will submit a motion to change their make-up to include a representative from each active region (Asia, Americas and Europe) and an Equal Representation position for gender equity. Should the motion not be passed, countries will vote for the current five Members at Large.

The nominees are:

Pal Szekeres Hungary Chairperson
Udo Ziegler Germany Secretary General
Member at Large
Alberto Ancarani Italy Member at Large
Peter Brigola Austria Member at Large
Brandon Dyett USA Member at Large
Pascal Godet France Member at Large
Peter Huggins Great Britain Member at Large
Christina Massiala Greece Member at Large
Jakub Nowicki Poland Member at Large
Arno Perillier Schneider Brazil Member at Large
Kam Kau Wong Hong Kong Member at Large


The IWAS Wheelchair Fencing Executive Committee is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the sport as well as managing the competition calendar and development around the world.

The positions on the committee are all elected by IWAS members in good standing. Elections take place every four years, with the last edition held in 2016 in Pisa, Italy.

To reflect the fact that only one IWAS Wheelchair Fencing competition has taken place in 2020, countries who are in good standing and have sent a fencer to compete in the last three seasons (2018-2020) will be allowed to vote.

The Sport Congress will feature presentations and updates on the competition calendar for 2021-2022, development and expanding the reach of wheelchair fencing around the world, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and motions submitted by the membership.

More information about the Sport Congress, including instructions for joining and voting, will be sent to member countries shortly.