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Spanish women’s wheelchair basketball coach sacked as team moves in new direction

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This morning, Comisión Nacional de Baloncesto en Silla de Ruedas (CNBSR) announced they had sacked the Spanish women’s national wheelchair basketball team coach José Miguel López as CNBSR endeavors to take the team in a new direction.



López was one of several people attending the meeting where the decision was made.  Others present included the Spanish men’s national coach and men’s national team coach Oscar Trigo,  Federación Española de Deportes de Personas con Discapacidad Física (FEDDF)’s Technical Director Rubén Pérez, and CNBSR Coordinator Javier Pérez. FEDDF sees a new coaching staff being named soon.


FEDDF thanked López in their announcement for dedication to the team by providing stability and cohesion to the national team program.  They acknowledge that he helped modernize women’s wheelchair basketball in Spain, and helped prepare the team for major international competitions over the course of the last decade.


The Spanish women’s national team have three scheduled training camps coming up, with ones probably occurring 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.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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