2018 IWRF World Championship Call for Intent to Bid reopens
The IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship is held every four years. The World Championship is the premier event in the IWRF calendar and high standards for hosting the event are expected.
At the 2012 IWRF General Assembly, member nations approved a motion that beginning in 2018 the World Championship is to include more than 12 teams. IWRF subsequently issued a call for bids for hosts for a 16 team World Championship. As of June 30, 2015, no completed bids were received. On the recommendation of the IWRF Competitions Committee, the IWRF Board has directed that the bid process for the 2018 IWRF World Championship will be restarted based on a 12 team event.
IWRF member nations who are interested in hosting the 2018 World Championship are asked to express their intent to bid. The aim of the intent to bid is to identify the pool of potential host countries for this event. It is not necessary for a full event plan or checklist to be submitted and there is no fee for submitting an intent to bid.
Attached is a document detailing the sport technical, logistical, and administrative requirements to host a 12-team World Championship. Members submitting an intent to bid are confirming that they are prepared to meet these requirements. This document also includes a sample budget detailing the financial requirements for hosting the event.
If you are interested in hosting the 2018 IWRF World Championship, please download the documents below and complete the Intent to Bid document and submit it no later than 21 August 2015 via email to Members submitting an Intent to Bid will be contacted with further information on the site selection process for the 2018 World Championship. If you have any questions or require more information, please contact Eron Main, IWRF Chief Executive Officer.