IWBF Asia Oceania

IWBF Asia Oceania, on behalf of IWBF, promotes, supervises and directs the sport of wheelchair basketball within Asia Oceania. 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 Asia Oceania Executive Council

Saad Alazmaa, Kuwait – President | Email: saad.alazmaa@iwbf.org
Osamu Kotaki, Japan – Vice-President of East Asia
Ang Kean Koo, Malaysia – Vice-President of South East Asia
Mohammad Alkhazaleh, Jordan – Vice-President of West Asia
Lisa Chaffey, Australia – Vice-President of Oceania
Hourieh Baradaran, Iran – Vice-President of Central & South Asia
Phatt Krissana, Thailand – Treasurer
Toufic Allouche, Lebanon – Classification Officer
Matthew Wells, Australia – Technical Officer
Don Perriman, Australia – Asia Oceania Secretary General | Email: don.perriman@iwbf.org

ZONE MEMBERS

There are currently 26 NOWBs in the IWBF Asia Oceania these are:

Afghanistan
Australia
Bahrain
Cambodia
China
Chinese Taipei
Hong Kong
Indonesia
India

Iran
Iraq
Japan
Jordan
Korea
Kuwait
Lebanon
Malaysia
Nepal

New Zealand
Oman
Palestine
Philippines
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Thailand
United Arab Emirates

NEWS

IWBF Statement on Paris 2024 Athlete Quota Reduction

IWBF Statement on Paris 2024 Athlete Quota Reduction

On Friday 19 November 2021 the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) released the Paris 2024 medal events and sports programme in which it detailed that wheelchair basketball would be represented by an 8 men’s team tournament and 8 women’s team tournament. The...

Netherlands’ Jitske Visser elected Chairperson of IPC Athletes’ Council

Netherlands’ Jitske Visser elected Chairperson of IPC Athletes’ Council

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that Jitske Visser has been elected as Chairperson of the IPC Athletes’ Council for the next three years. Visser takes over the role of Chairperson from Canadian Chelsey Gotell, who was elected to the Council...

Nominations open for IWBF Players’ Commission election

Nominations open for IWBF Players’ Commission election

The nomination process to stand for election to the IWBF Players’ Commission is now open. The election will take place between 1 – 14 February, where four players will be elected to form the first-ever IWBF Players’ Commission. The Commission will be composed of a...

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