IWBF Europe has awarded the 23rd European Championship for Men and the 18th European Championship for Women – Division A – to the Netherlands Basketball Federation. After four years, the competition is returning to Rotterdam, Netherlands, as a combined event.
In August 2023, wheelchair basketball will be one of several sports (seven to eleven) that are planned in the first edition of the European Para Championships, organized by Team TOC. Wheelchair basketball will have a special spot as it will take on the entire duration of this multisport event, which will last for 13 days, from Tuesday 8 to Sunday 20 August 2023. The aim is a centralized environment for all sports, with competition and training courts in one single arena centre – the Rotterdam Ahoy.
18 teams in total – 12 men’s and 6 women’s national teams – will take part in the 2023 European Championship. The goal will be the European Crown, of course, and possible qualification to Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.
An experienced group and a large number of volunteers are planned to take part in the organization. Together with Netherlands Basketball Federation, BEN Foundation, who were also part of the organisation team for the 2019 Women’s European Championship, will be part of the organization of the event.