IWAS - INTERNATIONAL WHEELCHAIR AND AMPUTEE SPORTS FEDERATION
Following the vision of its creator and founder, Sir Ludwig Guttmann, IWAS was formed in 2004 following the amalgamation of International Stoke Mandeville Wheelchair Sports Federation and the International Sport Organisation for the Disabled. As the original founders of the Paralympic Games movement, IWAS has continued to provide its 65+ international members with competition and sporting opportunities to physically impaired athletes in maintaining its vision to “Inspire Worldwide Achievements in Sport”.
IWAS governs the Paralympic sport of Wheelchair Fencing and acts has the host for Powerchair Hockey. IWAS also provides support to developing sports and nations to cultivate the sporting opportunities available across the world.
IWAS remains a vital mechanism in the Paralympic movement through its international pathway from grassroot sport to elite Paralympic inclusion.