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Members

Members

IWAS plays a key role in the development of Para sports around the world. Part of that is supporting new countries to build their athlete programmes by offering expertise and guidance and taking part in IWAS World and Youth Games.


IWAS recognises that not all countries or national sport organisations have the same resources.

To help as many countries as possible, IWAS has three levels of membership.

Each level is subject to ratification by the IWAS Executive Board and has individual terms and conditions attached.

The membership year runs from 1 January – 31 December.

Download the IWAS Membership Policy

Full member

This is the highest level of membership available within IWAS. It is reserved for National Paralympic Committees and/or national organisations representing athletes with physical impairments. Full membership entitles members to all benefits including full voting rights and the ability to put forward motions at the General Assembly, nominations to the IWAS Executive Board and entry for athletes into IWAS competitions subject to the requirements of individual events. Full fees apply to these members according to a tiered system.

Secondary member

Secondary members can attend the General Assembly, but only one delegate may be present and they cannot propose motions. They can send athletes to IWAS competitions on the same terms as full members.  Membership fees are fixed and apply to all secondary members. Organisations such as a national sport body or impairment specific groups can become secondary members.

Developing member

Developing members are entitled to one vote at the General Assembly. They can also enter athletes to IWAS competitions and are subject to the same requirements as full and secondary members.

Whilst being a developing member is not the same as full IWAS membership, the programme is designed to be the first step towards it.

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Africa

Mauritius

Mauritius Paralympic Committee

Contact

Developing member

Morroco

Royal Moroccan Federation of Sports for Disabled

www.marochandisport.ma [email protected]

Full member

Nigeria

Nigerian National Paralympic Committee

[email protected]

Full member

South Africa

South African Sports Association for Physically Disabled (SASAPD)

www.sasapd.org.za [email protected]

Full member

Americas

Argentina

Argentine Federacion de deportes Sobre Silla de Ruedas (FADISIR)

[email protected]

Full member

Brazil

Brazillian Paralympic Committee

www.brasilparaolimpico.org.br [email protected]

Full member

Canada

Canadian Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association

Contact

Secondary member

Canada

Canadian Fencing Federation

Contact

Full member

Canada

PowerHockey Canada

Contact

Secondary member

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Fencing Federation

Contact

Developing member

Mexico

Mexico Wheelchair Fencing Federation

Email

Developing member

USA

Asia

Bahrain

Bahrain Disabled Sports Federation (GCCOC)

[email protected]

Full member

China

Chinese Disabled Persons Federation

[email protected]

Full member

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled

www.hksapd.org [email protected]

Full member

India

India Paralympic Committee

Contact

Full member

India

Sports Control Board of India for the Disabled

www.scbidsportsdisabled.com [email protected]

Secondary member

Indonesia

National Paralympic Committee of Indonesia

[email protected]

Full member

Iran

Iran - IRI Sports Federation for the Disabled

www.irisfd.ir [email protected]

Full member

Japan

Japanese Paralympic Committee

www.jsad.or.jp [email protected]

Full member

Kazakhstan

Republic of Kazakhstan National Paralympic Commitee

[email protected]

Full member

Kuwait

Kuwait Disabled Sport Club

[email protected]

Full member

Macau

Macau National Paralympic Committee

[email protected]

Full member

Malaysia

Malaysia - Persatuan Orang-Orang Cacat Anggota

www.pocam.org [email protected]

Full member

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia National Paralympic Committee

Contact

Full member

Singapore

Singapore Disability Sports Council

www.sdsc.org.sg [email protected]

Full member

South Korea

Korea Disabled Veterans Organisation

www.kdvsc.or.kr [email protected]

Full member

Thailand

Sports Association of the Disabled of Thailand

www.paralympic.net [email protected]

Full member

Europe

Austria

Oesterreichischer Behindertensportverband

www.oebsv.or.at [email protected]

Full member

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan National Paralympic Committee

[email protected]

Full member

Belarus

Belarus Paralympic Committee

Contact

Full member

Belgium

Belgium Paralympic Committee

www.paralympic.be [email protected]

Full member

Croatia

Croatian National Paralympic Committee

www.hpo.hr [email protected]

Full member

Cyprus

Cyprus Para Sports Federation

[email protected]

Full member

Cyprus

Cyprus Paralympic Committee

[email protected]

Secondary member

Czech Republic

Czech Sports Organisation for the Physically Disabled

www.cstps.cz [email protected]

Full member

Czech Republic

Czech Sports Association for Physically Handicapped

Secondary member

Denmark

DHIF (National Paralympic Committee)

www.dhif.dk [email protected]

Full member

Estonia

Estonian National Paralympic Committee

www.paralympic.ee [email protected]

Full member

Finland

Finnish Sports Association of Persons with Disabilities

[email protected]

Full member

France

Federation Francaise Handisport

www.handisport.org [email protected]

Full member

Georgia

Georgia Paralympic Committee

Contact

Full member

Germany

Deutscher Behindertensportverband e.V

www.dbs-npc.de [email protected]

Full member

Great Britain

WheelPower British Wheelchair Sport

www.wheelpower.org.uk [email protected]

Full member

Greece

Hellenic Sports Federation for Persons with Disabilities

www.eaom-amea.gr [email protected]

Full member

Hungary

Hungarian National Paralympic Committee

www.hparalimpia.hu [email protected]

Full member

Ireland

Irish Wheelchair Association Sport

[email protected]

Full member

Israel

Israel Paralympic Committee

www.isad.org.il [email protected]

Full member

Italy

Italian National Paralympic Committee

www.comitatoparalimpico.it [email protected]

Full member

Latvia

Latvian SOD

[email protected]

Full member

Luxembourg

Luxembourg - Federation Sportive Luxembourgeiose de Handicapes

Contact

Full member

Netherlands

National Paralympic Committee of the Netherlands

[email protected]

Full member

Poland

Polish Sports Association for the Disabled

Contact

Full member

Portugal

Federacao Portuguesa de Desporto para Pessoas com Deficiencia

www.fpdd.org [email protected]

Full member

Romania

National Paralympic Committee Romania

Contact

Developing member

Russia

Russian Federation of Sports with Physical Impairment

www.paralymp.ru [email protected]

Full member

Slovak Republic

Slovak Sports Association for the Disabled

www.sztps.sk [email protected]

Full member

Slovenia

Sports Federation for the Disabled Slovenia (National Paralympic Committee)

www.zsis.si [email protected]

Full member

Spain

Spanish Sports Federation for People with Physical Disabilities (FEDDF)

www.feddf.es [email protected]

Full member

Sweden

Parasport Sweden and National Paralympic Committee

www.parasport.se

Full member

Switzerland

Wheelchair Sport Switzerland Switzerland

www.spv.ch [email protected]

Full member

Turkey

Turkish National Paralympic Committee

www.tmpk.tr [email protected]

Full member

Ukraine

Ukraine National Paralympic Committee

[email protected]

Full member

Oceania

Australia

Disability Sport Australia

https://www.sports.org.au [email protected]

Full member

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