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IBSA Football Committee announces new dates for rule changes

Date: May 14, 2020

Category: Football

In the light of recent events, the IBSA Football Committee has agreed new dates for the process of consulting with stakeholders and approving updated rules.

As a result of the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games until summer 2021, the current sport rules will remain in place and valid for one more year than usual, that is to say until December 31st, 2021.

The new rules will now enter into force on January 1st, 2022.

The new dates allow for an extended open consultation with everyone involved in the game, giving stakeholders the opportunity to voice their opinion and have their say on how the new rules should look.

The committee invites all parties involved in blind football, in whatever role, to consider what changes should be made to the current rules and submit suggestions and proposals.

All stakeholders, and in particular players, are welcome to suggest modifications to the current rules over the coming months and play an active role in shaping the future of blind football.

An email address has been set up to facilitate the process. All comments, suggestions, queries and proposals should be sent in writing to [email protected] by Monday 31st May 2021

Following this deadline, the IBSA Football Committee will collate and consider proposals and suggestions, draw up the new rules and adopt them for entry into force on January 1st, 2022.

Link to current rules in Word format.

Link to current rules in PDF format.

New timelines for rule changes

– Until Monday 31st May 2021 – all stakeholders may submit proposals, comments and suggestions to [email protected].

– June-September 2021 – all proposals, comments and suggestions will be considered by the IBSA Football Committee.

– By December 1st, 2021 – the IBSA Football Committee will adopt and publish a final updated rulebook.

– January 1st, 2022 – the new rules will come into force.

The IBSA Football Committee would like to encourage everyone involved in the game to take part in this process and make your voice heard for the benefit and good of blind football. This is your chance to have a say in the future of your sport.

IBSA Football Committee
14th May, 2020

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