Category: Tournament



The Powerchair Hockey World Championships ended with the victory of the Italian national team on Denmark Lignano Sabbiadoro, 30 September 2018 – The final…



During this day took place the races that allowed to draw the final classification of the rounds putting an end to the first phase…



Second day of matches in Lignano Sabbiadoro for the fourth IWAS Powerchair Hockey World Championship. Lignano Sabbiadoro, 27th September 2018 – today there were…



In Lignano Sabbiadoro the opening ceremony and the inaugural match of the World Championships of powerchair hockey was on stage Lignano Sabbiadoro, 26th September…


The website of Powerchair Hockey World Championship is online

Rome, 29 Jan 2018 – The Powerchair Hockey World Championships Organizing Committee is already working to set up an unforgettable competition that will make the history of wheelchair hockey. The major competition of a sport as much gorgeous as still unknown to most, will take place since 24 September until 1 October 2018 in Lignano Sabbiadoro, precisely at the Bella Italia EFA Village. The event, which will involve 8 national teams from all over the world, needs funding though: in fact the work and the willingness, first of all by the Organizing Committee, will not be enough if there is no economic basis to start from.

After the announcement about Italy winning the application to host the World Cup made the whole Italian hockey movement proud, the race to the World Championships kick-started from Udine the 2nd of November last year, at the beautiful scenario of Dacia Arena. As a matter of fact, in the press conference room of one of the best Italian stadiums, the World Cup has been displayed. This was in the presence of national and international authorities. Then Kevin Lasagna, top scorer of Udinese Football Club, has drawed the two rounds, defining this way the fate for the participating national teams: Group A for Holland, Italy, United States and Switzerland, on the other hand Group B for Belgium, Australia, Denmark and Germany.

Gone the thrill, the Committee is keeping the nose on the gridstone again. Fundraising has now become the priority. Searching for sponsorships is the crucial launch pad to achieve a successful event, even more when you talk about a sport competition of national impact. The call by President Stefano Occhialini is clear: “We believe we have a lot to offer. Not only to the audience and to the many fans of this marvellous sport but even to the companies that will be willing to join forces in order to create something really significant!”.

The main goal is indeed to realize a memorable event to reflect the sharp rise of the Paralympic sport movement, and in particular the one of Italian wheelchair, or powerchair, hockey. Passion, competitive spirit and inclusion are the values that the Organizing Committee wants to convey through this World Cup. Over seven days, 8 National teams (including Australia and United States – the latest for the first time in an international competition) will live in close contact, both challenging themselves on the court and locking in a large, colourful embrace outside the court, as only major sport events allow. Nevertheless, without funds none of it could happen.

The call is open to all the companies which are willing to join forces and sponsor the competition, but also to those interested in offering free partnership by making available their own capabilities. For info please email to or call +39 338 8014651.


Canada replacing USA at the World Championship 2018

Unfortunately the USA have informed the IWAS SEC that they are not able to participate the World Championship 2018. A combination of lack of time and funds in the short time left is the main reason behind their withdrawal. Canada is the runner-up in the Olympic region of the Americas. Therefore IWAS SEC has invited Canada as the runner-up for the region of Americas. The SEC is delighted with the immediate confirmation of their participation.

Participation of nations from as many regions as possible is really important for the development of the international PCH movement. For example, at least 3 regions must be active according to 1 of the criteria from the IPC. This is why the SEC has decided to invite the runner-up from that region instead of other solutions like the next nation on the World Ranking List or the option to continue the World Championship 2018 with only 7 nations.

There will not be a New drawing ceremony for The groups of the world championship 2018. Canada will use the same slot that was assigned to USA as American continent representative Nation. Therefore Canada will replace the USA in group A. Now this group will be the Netherlands, Italy, Canada and Switzerland. Group B will be unchanged of course.

The SEC would like to thank Canada for their efforts and quick confirmation of their participation. We are looking forward to welcome team Canada in Italy!