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IBSA calls for nominees for sport committee Chairs

Date: October 22, 2021

Category: Chess

The International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) has called on countries to nominate Chairs for nine of its sport committees to lead them over the next four years.

IBSA is the global governing body for the Paralympic sports of goalball, judo and blind football as well as seven others for people with vision impairments. These are chess, ninepin bowling, partially sighted football, powerlifting, showdown, tenpin bowling and torball.

Each committee is formed of experts from the fields of refereeing, coaching and sports management as well as athletes. They are responsible for many of the aspects of managing the sports.

IBSA members are being asked to nominate people who they think have the right experience and leadership qualities to lead the sports between 2021-2025.

Sandro Di Girolamo, IBSA President, said: “These are important and interesting positions which present a great opportunity for the right people. The successful nominees will work closely with other organisations, officials, volunteers, athletes, coaches and the IBSA Executive Board to look after and grow the sports.

“The committees for goalball, judo, blind and partially sighted football, chess, ninepin bowling, powerlifting, showdown, tenpin bowling and torball are in charge of development, rules and the competition calendar so this is a chance to make a real difference.

“I would like to thank the current Chairs for their excellent work and hope we can continue with the same quality of volunteers.”

Countries are asked to complete this form (click here), which includes an endorsement from the relevant National Federation, by 5 November. The nominee’s CV must also be included, along with a letter outlining their motivation for becoming a committee Chair.

Applications should be sent to IBSA Secretary General Sally Wood Lamont at [email protected]

The IBSA Executive Board will then meet on 11 November to consider all the applications and appoint the successful nominees.

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