WBFI Announcement


Glad to see the overwhelming response for our notification  calling for applications for the courses for classifiers/coaches/referees/players on wheelchair basketball to be held in Hyderabad from 22nd to 26th Jun.’16.

However as we are looking for some more applications for referee and Coaches courses from across India, we decided to extend the last date for registering for Coaches and Referees courses ALONE upto 10th May,’16.

Register Now ( Only Coaches and Referees Courses )


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Report on 2nd National Wheelchair Basketball Championship 2015

The 2nd National Wheelchair Basketball Championship was organized by the Wheelchair Basketball Federation of India (WBFI) in partnership with the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Government of India and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) from 2nd December to 6th December 2015 at Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex, ITO, New Delhi. As we are striving to promote this sport for the benefit of people with disabilities, we feel happy for planning this on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3rd Dec.)


The 1st National Championship that was held in Chennai last year and was won by the Maharashtra team. This year, 9 State Teams competed for the trophy in this Championship. They are: Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, and Uttar Pradesh. A special Women’s Championship (3 on 3 matches) was also held during this period and 4 women teams (mixed teams from various states – Sky Birds, Wood Peckers, Golden Bees and Dragon Warriors) competed for the Women’s Championship. Sky Birds team won the Women’s Championship.

A high powered delegation from the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) led by its President, Mr. Ulf Mehrens (Germany) and which includes the IWBF Secretary General Ms. Maureen Orchard (Canada), IWBF Asia Oceania Zone (AOZ), President Mr. Saad Alazmaa (Kuwait) and IWBF AOZ – Vice President for West Asia Region Ms Anisa Ibrahim Abbas Al Hooti attended this Championship and also offered technical support.


wbfi_player6Our 2nd National Wheelchair Basketball Championship was inaugurated by Mr Injeti Srinivas, IAS, Director General, Sports Authority of India on 2nd Dec.’15 at 11AM in the presence of H.E. Mr Bharat Joshi, British Dy High Commissioner, Ms Maureen, Secretary General, IWBF, Mr Sàad Alazmaa, president, IWBF AOZ, Mr Toufic Allouche, IWBF Classification Instructor, Mr Rene Boeckli, Head of Regional Delegation, ICRC and Mr Roberto Ciccone, Physical Rehabilitation Manager, ICRC, Mr Richard Frost, CEO, Motivation UK. Mr Injeti Srinivas released the Souvenir on this event. An Exhibition match was organised by us with the Children from Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust, New Delhi.

We organised an introductory course on Wheelchair Basketball classification by Mr Toufic Allouche, IWBF Classification Instructor from 2nd to 4th Dec.’15. 16 candidates with the academic background in physiotherapy and physical education participated in this course. Closing ceremony for this course (4th Dec.’15 at 4pm) was graced by Ms Stuti Cacker, IAS, Chair Person for National Commission for the protection of Child Rights and Mr C K Khetan IAS, CEO, National Trust. Both the officials presented the certificates to the participants of this course.


Closing ceremony of our 2nd National Wheelchair Basketball Championship (6th Dec.’15 at 4pm) was graced by Honourable Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt of India, Ms Indira Murthy IAS, Joint Secy, MOSJ, IWBF President Mr Ulf Mehrens, Secretary General Ms Maureen Orchard, IWBF AOZ President Mr Saad Alazmaa, IWBF AOZ Classification Officer Mr Toufic Allouche, IWBF AOZ West Asia Region Vice President Ms Anisa Alhooti, Ms Mary Werntz, Head of Regional Delegation, ICRC, Mr Roberto Ciccone, Physical Rehabilitation Manager, ICRC, Mr Javed Abidi, Global Chair, Disabled People’s International, Ms Sminu Jindal, MD, Jindal Saw Pvt Ltd and officials from Amarjyoti and ISIC. Maharashtra team won the Championship. Punjab and Tamilnadu teams stood in second and third positions respectively. We congratulate all the participants for their enthusiastic participation in this Championship.

This year’s championship was supported by Murugappa Group, Delhi Metro Rail Corpn., L&T Construction, Cognizant , YWTC Charitable Trust, The Leprosy Mission Trust India, Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust and Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, Greatergoo

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Report on Coach, Referee, Classification course

Report on coach, referee, classification course and wheelchair basketball players held in september 2015, Chennai.

Eighteen classifiers, Sixteen coaches and Eighteen referees from across India and Nepal were trained in level 1 certification course on Wheelchair Basketball. Fifty five players from across India were benefited from this 10 days workshop. All the participants picked up very fast under the able guidance of Instructor Mr. Jess Markt from USA.
Mr. Injeti Srinivasan, IAS, Director General, Sports Authority of India, SAI, New Delhi was a special guest who came to the clinic, interacted with all participants and promised to support WBFI in our future events.
Mr. Nasimuddin, IAS, Secretary, Persons with Disability, Mr. Roberto, ICRC, Mr. Bharath Joshi, British Deputy High Commissioner and Dr. Isari Ganesan, Chancellore, VELS University were the dignitaries who graced the occasion and wished all participants good luck.

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Report on First Indian Wheelchair Basketball Championship

Wheelchair Basketball Federation of India, WBFI

Report on First Indian Wheelchair Basketball Championship

December 5 to 23, 2014

Wheelchair Basketball Federation of India:
WBFI’s main objective is to promote wheelchair basketball sport for persons with physical challenges. We believe that access to sports plays a vital role in enhancing opportunities for differently-abled people; leading to improved self-confidence, motivation, and social awareness. Sports can be used as a tool to empower differently-abled people within their communities and in society at large.
We strongly believe that disability sports can play a major role in promoting social inclusion and improving the quality of life of differently-abled people. We also believe that disability sports can become a gateway to employment, leadership development and for promoting accessibility.

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Invitation : Inauguration of the Courses on Wheelchair Basketball

You are CORDIALLY invited to the inauguration of the Classification, Coach and Referee courses on

Wheelchair Basketball and Workshop for Wheelchair Basketball Players

INVITATION Wheelchair Basketball


Date: 4th Sep 2015
Time: 10.15am to 10.45am
Venue: J N Indoor Stadium, Chennai ( Find a Location in Google Map  )

Our honourable Chief Guest:

Mr Md Nasimuddin IAS, Principal Secretary to Govt. of TN, Welfare of Differently Abled Persons

Will inaugurate the event in the presence of our Guests of Honour:

Mr Bharat Joshi, British Dy High Commissioner, Chennai
Mr Robertangelo Ciccone, Physical Rehabilitation Manager, the Int’l Committee of the Red Cross.
Dr Ishari K. Ganesh, Chancellor, Vels University
Mr Jess Markt, instructor
Ms Deepa Mala, Head, Development Initiatives, CII
Mr Ganesh, Partner, Sri Ram Ganesh & Co, Chartered Accountants


10.15am – 10.17am – Tamil Thai
10.17am – 10.20am – Welcome Speech by Ms P Madhavi Latha, President,

WBFI Speeches by our honorable Guests:

10.20am – 10.23am – Mr Ganesh
10.23am – 10.26am – Ms Deepa Mala
10.26am – 10.29am – Dr Ishari K. Ganesh
10.29am – 10.32am – Mr Robertangelo Ciccone
10.32am – 10.35am – Mr Jess Markt
10.35am – 10.38am – Mr Bharat Joshi
10.38am – 10.42am – Mr Md Nasimuddin
10.42am – 10.45am – Vote of thanks by Mr Ananda Jothi,Technical Director, WBFI
10.45am – National Anthem

Organised by Wheelchair Basketball Federation of India:
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In Partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross:




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Internation Wheelchair Basketball Fedration

Great Recognition for WBFI !

We are extremely happy to announce that our WBFI has been accepted as a member of International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) and has been placed in IWBF Asia Oceania Zone. This will give the opportunity for our players to compete in the official tournaments of the Zone in which we are placed (IWBF Asia Oceania), this includes club tournament, qualification tournaments for world championships along with many other opportunities.

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First Indian Wheelchair Basketball Women Championship Match

WBFI’s main objective is to encourage more number of women with physical impairments to join wheelchair basketball sport. It has been noted that sport provides a double benefit to women with disabilities by providing affirmations of self-empowerment at both personal and collective levels.

In all the cities participation of women players were significant with Kerala having the maximum of 72% of women participants. The overall percentage of women participation in Chennai workshop was 24%. Two women teams – Super Shark and Dragon Warriors played a ferocious match. Dragon Warriors

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