Wheelchair Basketball Canada Congratulates President Steve Bach On His Election As Vice-President Of The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation

July 15, 2014

Steve Bach

The elections took place July 13, 2014 at the IWBF’s sixth World Congress in Incheon, South Korea. Held once every four years, in tandem with the men’s world championship, attendees meet to oversee the progress of the IWBF and to elect a new president and executive council.

Also elected to the IWBF council for the next four years are:

  • Ulf Mehrens (Germany) President
  • Steve Bach (Canada) Vice-President
  • Craig Moorgas (South Africa) Treasurer
  • Francisca Ravestein (the Netherlands) Chairperson of the Committee for Legal Matters and Eligibility
  • Charlie Bethel (Great Britain) Chairperson Competition
  • Toufic Allouche (Lebanon) & Demirhan Serefhan (Turkey) Members-At-Large
  • Norbert Kucera (Germany) Technical
  • Don Perriman (Australia) Classification

Maureen Orchard, former president of the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Association (now Wheelchair Basketball Canada), stepped down as president of the IWBF and was re-appointed secretary general of the IWBF.

Bach, of Edmonton, Alta., in addition to his involvement with Wheelchair Basketball Canada, serves as a development officer with the IWBF Americas zone and is a sport organizing chair for wheelchair basketball for the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games.

About the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation
The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) is a non-profit international organization whose purpose is to provide opportunities for persons with a disability to play the game of wheelchair basketball. For more information about the IWBF, please visit www.iwbf.org.

About Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sports governing body responsible for the organization of the sport in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization that is committed to excellence in the development, support and promotion of wheelchair basketball programs and services for all Canadians from grassroots to high performance. Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport in which Canada is held in high esteem around the world for winning a combined six gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in the last six Paralympic Games.

For more information visit: www.wheelchairbasketball.ca

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Media contacts:

Jody Kingsbury
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
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Courtney Pollock
Coordinator, Communications
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
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cpollock@wheelchairbasketball.ca