World Intellectual Impairment Sport opens nominations for Governing Board elections

World Intellectual Impairment Sport opens nominations for Governing Board elections

The International Federation for Athletes with Intellectual Impairments (World Intellectual Impairment Sport) has opened the nomination process for its Governing Board elections set to take place in Brisbane, Australia, in October.

According to the World Intellectual Impairment Sport constitution, one member from Asia, the Americas, Oceania and Europe are up for election this year. The four positions will make up a total of 10 Governing Board members, with one of the candidates also elected as Vice President.

Nominations must be made by national members through the relevant World Intellectual Impairment Sport regional organisation by 12 August 2019.

Elections will then be held at the General Assembly being held at the World Intellectual Impairment Sport Global Games taking place in Brisbane from 12-19 October.

Marc Truffaut, World Intellectual Impairment Sport President, said: “I would like to thank my current Governing Board colleagues for their work and support over the last two years. Together we have achieved a great deal.

“I encourage all World Intellectual Impairment Sport members to get involved in the election process and nominate people who they think have something to offer World Intellectual Impairment Sport. It is absolutely crucial that we continue to have top quality people in these positions, for the benefit of the athletes and our membership as whole.”

A letter has been sent to all World Intellectual Impairment Sport members detailing the election process.

World Intellectual Impairment Sport regions should invite nominations from their members using their own agreed procedures.

All nominees must then complete the relevant paperwork (communicated to members) and gain the endorsement of their World Intellectual Impairment Sport member before formally sending their nomination to the region. Members in the region must then be given an opportunity to determine their final nominee.

At the same time, the World Intellectual Impairment Sport Election Committee is currently being established and will be operational shortly.

The World Intellectual Impairment Sport Global Games are the world’s biggest high performance sports event for athletes with an intellectual impairment. Around 1,000 athletes are expected to compete in nine sports in Brisbane.