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21th International Wheelchair Basketball Trophy of Barcelona


The FCEDF presents the XXI edition of International Wheelchair Basketball Trophy of the city or Barcelona and de IVth Memorial edition of Joan Palau i Fracàs which will take place on 5, 6, 7 of September, 2014, at the CEM "La Espanya Industrial" ( 37, Muntades street, Barcelona).
This year the Trophy is presented as a preparatory phase to complete the season of all the teams that will take part in it. Thereby, players will be able to adapt to the game pace in order to be fit and in the best conditions for their respective matches and at this stage, coaches will also be able to put into practice their proposed tactics.

We have a luxury lineup thanks to the participation of high level teams within the French territory. Thus the teams will be:
• HandiBasket Le Cannet (France)
• L.G. Bordeaux (France)
• Catalan National Team (Catalonia)
The broad participation will enable an attractive schedule format since competitions will be carried out in two phases. The first phase will take place on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th of September and at this stage all the teams will face each others. The second phase will be held on Saturday 7th, in the morning. The third and fourth ranked team in the first phase will face and so will the first and the second thereof. Then the final ranking will be defined.

17.00 – 18.30 h Match 1
18.30 – 20.00 h Match 2

10.00 – 12.00 h Match 3
12.00 – 14.00 h Match 4
16.00 – 18.00 h Match 5
18.00 – 20.00 h Partido 6

09.00 – 10.30 h Match for 3rd and 4th
10.30 – 11.30 h exhibition match between veterans and young people in the FCEDF
12.00 – 13.30 h final match
13.45 – 14.15 h Closing ceremony and awards delivery




Successful ABAFE Summer Camp 2014

Douwe de Wit and Jose Miguel Lopez, Coach of the National Team of Spain, led the 5th ABAFE Summer Camp for Women under 22 in Getafe, Spain from 6th to 11th July 2014.
The group of 22 players was divided into 2 groups after the first practice. In the first group of 12 players were new players and attention was paid to the fundamentals. Each practice was ended with a game 5 - 5.

The other, more experienced group (10 players,) worked also every practice on the fundamentals and also a start made on the fast break etc.
In both groups the progress of some players was amazing.

Many thanks to Douwe and to Jose for leading this camp and also to Esther Torres for the excellent organisation and co operation of the camp.


V International Camp "ABAFE-SR-CRUYFF Foundation"

Dear friends,
As President of the Association for promoting female wheelchair basketball (ABAFE-SR), I have the pleasure of announcing that we have organized the V International Camp of Female Wheelchair Basketball for girls no older than 22 years old, in Madrid, Spain.
The camp requirements are the following:
It will take place from 6th to 11th July
We will be staying in the Residence “Colegio Europeo Aristos”, Juan Carlos I Avenue, 12, 28905, Getafe. +34 91 683 98 89‎
In the Residence we will have sheets for the beds, but you will need to bring towels and things of personal use, as well as, your training clothes
Training practices will be held in the same Residence “Colegio Europeo Aristos”
The reception will be between 17.00 h. and 19.00 h. on Sunday 6th July in the Residence “Colegio Europeo Aristos” and we will be departing on Friday 11th July after breakfast
The Sunday dinner will be at 20.30 h, where we will give you the official welcome, the rest of the information over camp activities and some other details, during this time, you could know the rest of participants and coaches
The number of registrations will be limited to 20 participants, respecting the order in which they are received, so don´t wait till the last minute
The deadline for the reception of the registration forms will be 6th June, 2014
Following the registration form, you will receive a confirmed email and bank information where you will have 7 working days to transfer the camp cost
Each day will be divided into three sessions of training, with food and snacks in between, as well as the necessary moments of rest. But don´t worry, we will have plenty of time for leisure
The training sessions will be instructed by International coaches with the help of four monitors of ABAFE-SR
Girls who register for the campus will be totally independent, both for mobility and for personal hygiene.
Registration forms not properly completed will not be accepted (we remind that it is obligatory to fill in the fields related to medical history, medications and contact telephone number of a family member, even if the participant is an adult).
Camp cost:
ABAFE-SR Members: 50,00 €
Non members: 95,00 €
That includes your stay in the Residence and nourishment (breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner) from the dinner on Sunday 6th July until breakfast on Friday 11th July.
Those girls that may need transportation from Madrid to Getafe and Getafe to Madrid, please notify us at least 20 days before the start of the Campus so we can provide you our schedules to transport and you have them in mind when buying tickets.
Picking you up and taking you on Friday in an accessible bus will cost an additional 25.00 €.
Furthermore, we commit to be waiting for you at your arrival gate, so that you don´t get lost in the airport.
Girls who may need to have lunch on Friday 11th will have to inform us on the registration form to secure the booking, and must pay a supplement of 6 €.
If you need more information, don´t hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hoping to see you soon, receive a warm greeting,

Download the registration form

Esther Torrez Muñoz