IWBF Americas

IWBF Americas, on behalf of IWBF, promotes, supervises and directs the sport of wheelchair basketball within America. It strictly recognises the autonomy of each NOWB within its own territory, while following the policies of IWBF as established by the World Congress and the IWBF Executive Council.

IWBF AMERICAS EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

Cristina Rosello, Uruguay – President / Presidente | Email: cristina.rosello@iwbf.org
Juan García, El Salvador – Vice-President Central America & Caribbean Region / Vice-Presidente Región Centro América & Caribe
José Herrera, Venezuela – Vice-President South America Region / Vice-Presidente Región Sur América
Jeff Downes, United States – Vice-President North America Region / Vice-Presidente Región Norte
Steve Bach, Canada – Competition Officer / Oficial de Competencia
Anne Lachance, Canada – Classification Officer / Oficial de Clasificación
Jorge Bestilleiro, Argentina – Technical Officer / Oficial Técnico
Dilka Benitez, Puerto Rico – Development Officer / Oficial de Desarrollo
Maureen Orchard, Canada – Treasurer / Tesorera & Acting Secretary General / Secretario General | Email: maureen.orchard@iwbf.org

 

ZONE MEMBERS

There are currently 22 NOWBs in the IWBF Americas these are:
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba

Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico

Nicaragua
Panama
Peru
Puerto Rico
Uruguay
USA
Venezuela

NEWS

USA name roster for 2019 IWBF U25 Women’s World Championships

The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) has announced it's final roster for the 2019 U.S. Women’s U25 World Championship Team. This selection was made at the conclusion of the three-day Toyota Team USA Women’s Selection Camp, at the Olympic...

Sergio Durand Steps Down as IWBF Americas Secretary General

Mexico's Sergio Durand has announced his retirement as Secretary General of IWBF Americas after dedicating 19 years of service to the zone. Remarking on his decision to step down, Durand said,  “I have decided to retire as Secretary General of the American...

WADA 2019 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods now in force

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced that its 2019 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List), which was first published on 28 September 2018, enters into force from the 1st January 2019.The List, which is one of...

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    May 20 - May 30
  2. Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympic Games

    August 25, 2020 - September 6, 2020
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    August 28, 2024 - September 8, 2024

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