Earlier today, the Presidents of Spain’s women’s wheelchair basketball association, Asociación Nacional para la promoción del Baloncesto Femenino en Silla de Ruedas (ABAFE-SR), signed a letter of cooperation with Federación Española de Deportes para personas con Discapacidad Física (FEDDF).
The agreement has ABAFE-SR paying for one national team training camp, national team coaching staff, and player kit for selected players. National team kit will have ABAFE-SR branding. FEDDF will be responsible for organizing three national team camps, with probably one each in June, July and August. These camps are in preparation for the 2015 IWBF European Championships scheduled to take place at the University of Worcester from August 28 to September 6. Spain will meet six other teams including Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Turkey. The top four finishers at the event will qualify for the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio.
A similar agreement was signed two years between Esther Torres Muñoz and José Alberto Álvarez García on behalf of their respective federations in the lead up to the 2013 IWBF Women’s European Championships.