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The week ahead in disability sport: August 4 to August 10

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This is another busy week.  When isn’t actually?  There are always things happening for sport fans and people wanting to participate in disability sport.  Three world championships are taking place: para-canoe, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair hockey.  Two large regional swimming championships are taking place.





  • Campeonato Regional Sudeste de Bocha Paralímpica 2014 are taking place in Brazil at the Hotel Monte Real from August 5 to August 8. Athletes are competing to qualify for the nationals.



  • WCMX. SoCal Surf & Skate first annual WCMX.  Pleasant Valley Skate Park.  August 9.






  • Gileppe Trophy Orbea takes place in Belgium and is open to all disability types. It happens on August 10.
  • 2014 World Cups Tiszaujvaros, Hungary   takes place on August 9 and august 10.


Powerchair football:

  • 2014 Australian Nationals take place from August 5 to August 9, with the finals taking place on the last day.  Events are taking place in Mount Druitt, New South Wales.
  • Ditch Cup takes place on August 9. It is a friendly between Australia and New Zealand taking place in Mount Druitt, New South Wales.


Sitting volleyball:

  • The Portsmouth seated volleyball club in England is having a taster day on August 6.


  • 2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships take place from August 6 to 10 , at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena, California.
  • European Swimming championships take place this week, with competition getting underway on Monday.

Table tennis:

  • Thai Para Table Tennis Open at the national sports centre in Eastern (Pattaya)  from August 2 to August 7  in Thailand.  It is the first stage for Thai competitors seeking to qualify for the 2016 Summer Paralympics.


Wheelchair fencing:


Wheelchair hockey:

Wheelchair rugby:

    • IWRF 2014 General Assembly and Conference takes place from August 4 to August 6 at the Odense Congress Centre in Denmark.  It is being run parallel to the world championships.
    • IWRF 2014 World Championship take place in Denmark from August 5 to August 10. Teams from all over the world are participating.
    • DHIF Wheelchair Rugby Development Congress are taking place on August 5 and August 6 at the Odense Congress Centre.
    • 2014 Slovakia Cup takes place from August  8 – 10 in Trnava, Slovakia.
    • Canterbury Rugby Football Club open wheelchair rugby sessions 1pm-4pm every Sunday at Canterbury High, Canterbury Academy, Knight Avenue.


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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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