FIBA General Assembly 2024

FIBA General Assembly 2024

Report of IWBF Europe President on FIBA Europe General Assembly in Portoroz/Slovenia from May 10th to 12th, 2024

The 2024 FIBA Europe General Assembly was hosted in Portoroz, Slovenia by the Slovenian Basketball Federation, on Saturday, May 11.

Walter Pfaller, IWBF Europe President, offered an overview of activities in wheelchair basketball in the past 12 month.

“As in previous years, I had the opportunity to talk about wheelchair basketball activities in IWBF Europe and to mention the many great successes in the past few months.

The two repechage tournaments in Osaka, Japan, for women and Antibes, France, for men were highlighted. Enormous success is the qualification of the five European men’s and women’s European nations out of a possible eight have for the Paralympic games in Paris 2024.

Furthermore, I reported about the successful European Championship division A for Men and Women in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and about our Congress with new elections.

The clinics we conducted for classification and referees were pointed out.

The perfectly organized Champions Cup Final 4 in Albacete, Spain, and the exceptional performances of the four teams were reported to the assembly.

Concluding with the reference to the upcoming 3X3 Europe Cup (European Championships) in Vienna, Austria, which will be held together with FIBA and the Austrian Basketball Association – that is perfect inclusion: we are basketball family.

Last, but not least, Petr and I took the opportunity to talk to the representatives from Romania, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Ukraine about wheelchair basketball opportunities and offered our support.”

Walter Pfaller, IWBF Europe President

photo: FIBA Europe