Over 70 women and 20 coaches representing 14 countries have registered to take part in a women’s development camp in Thailand this April.

Participants from nations across the zone including Afghanistan, Bahrain, Cambodia, Indonesia, India, Iraq, Jordan, Japan, Korea, Laos, Nepal, Oman, Palestine and Thailand will work on fundamental skills of wheelchair basketball in a fun, stress-free atmosphere.

Sessions will be led by three of the world’s best female coaches. Stephanie Wheeler, who coached USA women to Gold in Rio; Irene Sloof, assistant coach of Netherlands women; and Ines Lopes from Sweden, who has experience of coaching at Paralympic and World Championship level.

Organised by IWBF Asia Oceania Zone thanks to funding support from Agitos Foundation and the World Wheelchair Express Foundation, the camp is aimed at developing the women’s game within the region.

Assisted by on the ground support from the Thailand Wheelchair Basketball Federation and the Thailand Paralympic Committee, the camp will run for a week between 16 – 21st April in Chon Buri, Thailand.

President of IWBF Asia Ocenia Zone, Saad Alazma, said “The zone identified the need for the camp to help continue to drive the women’s game forward, however we have been blown away by the response and the number of women registered to attend.

“We are delighted to have such a wide range of nationalities attending and we are really looking forward to be able to develop their skills and knowledge of wheelchair basketball.”