IWAS Wheelchair Fencing officials training successfully completed by 27 candidates from 3 continents!


New classifiers, referees and coaches from parts of Asia, Africa and Europe now qualified after attending IWAS Wheelchair Fencing training courses in Sharjah, UAE. 

IWAS Wheelchair Fencing training courses have come to a successful close in Sharjah, UAE, resulting in twenty seven new wheelchair fencing coaches, referees and classifiers from nine countries worldwide.

The coaching course (as pictured) saw six participants from Malaysia, UAE, Slovenia and South Africa successfully complete their training in a two day course exploring rules, classification, safety and integration alongside practical sessions. The participants finished the course keen to utilize their new skills in how to implement wheelchair fencing and develop the sport in their regions. 

Classification training was completed by participants from Germany and UAE adding to the pool of wheelchair fencing classifiers in Europe and Asia. Referee training was also completed by 17 participants spanning Africa, Asia and Europe from countries such as Sudan, Egypt, Yemen and Croatia. The courses ran alongside the IWAS Under 17 Wheelchair Fencing World Championships which also gave the participants a taste of international competition. 

The continous training of IWAS wheelchair fencing officals is an ongoing goal of IWAS in the progression and development of the sport worldwide. Training courses for officials will be held on a regular basis in different locations around the world. Information on upcoming courses can be found here.

Congratulations to all those who took part in the officials training courses; we look forward to working with you in the future!