CPISRA and IWAS meeting produces first initiative in collaboration
Both CPISRA and IWAS in continuing discussions regarding collaboration and co-operation between the two organisations
Both CPISRA and IWAS in continuing discussions regarding collaboration and co-operation between the two organisations, met again during the weekend of 6/7 November 2010 in Paris, France on the occasion of the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Championships alongside those of FIE.
CPISRA President, Koos Engelbrecht, and IWAS Secretary General, Maura Strange agreed that inclusion of CP-classes in athletics competition at IWAS Junior and World Games 2011 would be a positive and first step in this collaborative initiative.
Both organisations feel that this step will contribute and support the goals of IPC Athletics in providing international competitive opportunities for the physically disabled on their pathway to IPC Championship programme and the Paralympic Games.
The IWAS Games programme 2011 will be a test on which further collaboration can be evaluated.