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2023 Women’s U25 World Championship

October 3 - October 9

The 2023 IWBF Women’s U25 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship is set to be the largest and will be returning to Thailand for the second consecutive time.

The Championship, which is the pinnacle competition for junior women’s wheelchair basketball, will take place in the city of Bangkok, Thailand between the 3 October – 9 October 2023 featuring 10 women’s teams from across the world.

Qualification for the U25 World Championship

In recognition of the congested event schedule in 2023, and to support teams and Zones, the IWBF Executive Council approved the removal of the need for zonal qualification events for the Championship. This option was made available to all Zones and was taken by all except the Africa Zone. NOWBs were invited to apply to participate at the U25 World Championship, and based on interest, IWBF allocated places across the zones based on the final standings at the last U25 World Championship.

The teams who have been awarded a place to compete based on rankings are:

  • Africa: South Africa
  • Americas: USA, Canada
  • Asia Oceania: Australia, China, Japan, Thailand*
  • Europe: Germany, Spain, Great Britain

The Championship will take place in Bangkok, Thailand.

IWBF Executive Council awarded the Sport Association for Wheelchair Basketball Thai (SAWBT) the rights to host the event. SAWBT have a successful track record of hosting international competitions which include the last U25 World Championship in Suphanburi, the 2021 U23 World Championships in Phuket last year, and several Asia Oceania Championships.


Championship Info

Taking place every four years, this will be the fourth edition of the U25 World Championships with the USA the reigning champions from 2019.

For past results click here.



October 3
October 9
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Thailand Wheelchair Basketball Association


Bangkok, Thailand
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