Voluntary Tennis Committee Member (Europe) sought

Virtus is seeking application for the position of Virtus Tennis Committee Member – European Region (voluntary). This is an exciting position suitable for coaches and sports practitioners with a good understanding of elite tennis, particularly for athletes with an impairment.

Virtus Sports Committees lead and manage our sport and competition programme. In particular they are responsible for development and growth across all regions, all aspects of competition management, classification management (where applicable) and for fostering positive and mutually beneficial partnerships with International Federations.

Application process and deadline

Applications should be made using the online form giving details of your background and experience for the post.

Your application will be shared with the relevant Virtus national member organisation and an interview may be held before a final decision is made.

Applications should be sent no later than 5th January 2022.

Information about the role

Reports to: Chair Tennis Committee

Start date: Immediate

End date: Appointments are reviewed on a 4-year cycle, after each Global Games

Working collaboratively, Committee Members will manage the programme taking lead responsibility for agreed areas. For details of committee responsibilities, please see the Tennis Committee overview.

Key Areas of Responsibility


  • To work collaboratively within the Tennis Committee whose responsibility is to coordinate and manage the VIRTUS Tennis programme
  • To attend and actively participate in all meetings of the Committee
  • To take responsibility for agreed tasks as designated by the Committee
  • To attend events, acting as Technical Delegate where designated by the Committee
  • To liaise with the local VIRTUS Region to deliver the Sport plan and priorities

Key Skills and Qualifications (Competency)

  • Has an excellent understanding of, and empathy for, intellectual disability sport and the para sport world
  • Has excellent understanding of table tennis and able to apply them fairly and consistently
  • Has good leadership skills and is able to work effectively within a team
  • Has excellent organisational, communication and administrative skills

Major Interactions

  • Chair of VIRTUS Tennis Committee
  • VIRTUS Executive Director and management team
  • VIRTUS Member Organisations
  • Any other stakeholders including potential sponsors and dignitaries


General Requirements

  • All VIRTUS officials must make all decisions with absolute impartiality in the best interest of athletes, sport and the organisation
  • All VIRTUS officials must declare any potential conflict of interest and not act in association with any national or vested interest
  • All VIRTUS officials must not abuse their positions or capacity in obtaining advantages or benefits
  • There must be no association with any agencies or persons that are inconsistent with the 
principles of the VIRTUS movement and its ideals
  • All VIRTUS officials shall promote the VIRTUS Code of Ethics by role modelling, peer monitoring and active peer support
  • All relationships and activities with partners, supporters and sponsors must be done in the spirit of promoting VIRTUS

Virtus Is Seeking Swim Committee Members (Voluntary)

Virtus is inviting nominations to join its Swimming Committee, to oversee the growth and development of its swim programme in the period to 2023.

Full details of the post and how to apply

Help grow Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment Sport

Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment Sport is looking for high-quality and experienced Sport Directors to grow its sports over the coming four years.

Sport Directors are responsible for leading, managing and growing the Virtus sports and competition programme in line with the organisational vision.

Sport Directors act as the Chairperson of the relevant Sport Committee and, working together with the committee, are responsible for developing and implementing a plan to grow sport round the world.

They manage all aspects of events including the bid process and successful delivery of high-quality competition, fostering and developing strong links with the relevant International Federation, appointing a technical director, maintaining accurate results, records and rankings and setting the sport rules.

Above all, Sport Directors are responsible for fostering a high-quality sport and competition programme in a friendly, supportive and inclusive environment that balances the rules of the sport with our wider ambition to grow the organisation.

The sports include the Paralympic sports of athletics, swimming and table tennis which Virtus helps to grow for athletes with intellectual impairments.

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Football/Futsal
  • Handball
  • Judo*
  • Rowing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis

Judo is a new post and is tentatively included based upon (and intended to take forward) the recent efforts to promote judo for athletes with an intellectual impairment. A final decision on whether to include this role however will be made by the Governing Board at the earliest opportunity.

Sport Directors will serve for the next four-year cycle, taking their sports to the completion of the 2023 Global Games.

The deadline for applications is 8th December 2019 and it is hoped that appointments can be confirmed before the end of the year. The role description and other information can be found here.

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World Intellectual Impairment Sport seeks international football referees

The International Federation for Athletes with Intellectual Impairments (World Intellectual Impairment Sport) Football Committee are searching for football referees.

The committee wants to hear from officials who hold a minimum of a FIFA or national league-standard referees qualification to join the World Intellectual Impairment Sport International Referees’ pool.

The referees’ pool is a voluntary opportunity. Those from within the group will be selected to officiate at World Intellectual Impairment Sport competitions. All expenses will be met by the host organisation.

If you are interested to join the pool, and commit to attending at least one competition every two years, then please submit your CV, a copy of your valid referees qualification and a letter of support from your World Intellectual Impairment Sport Member Organisation to events@inas.org

There is no closing date and applications will be considered on an ongoing basis.

About World Intellectual Impairment Sport Football

World Intellectual Impairment Sport Football is one of the most popular sports on the World Intellectual Impairment Sport programme with World Championships held every four years.The World Intellectual Impairment Sport Football Committee maintains the world rankings for teams with intellectual impairments creates the rules of the game, adapted from FIFA.




World Intellectual Impairment Sport is seeking a UK based member for our Legal Committee (Voluntary)

The World Intellectual Impairment Sport Legal Committee is responsible for advising the Governing Board and Executive Director on all legal matters including the production of World Intellectual Impairment Sport policies and procedures, membership, athlete eligibility, constitutional issues, decisions and position statements and disciplinary issues.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person based in the UK to join the existing Committee.

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World Intellectual Impairment Sport TUE Committee Member wanted

As part of World Intellectual Impairment Sport’ ongoing commitment to drug-free sport, we are seeking medical professionals to join our Therapeutic Use Exemption Committee (TUE Committee) which supports the World Intellectual Impairment Sport Anti-Doping Committee to evaluate TUE requests in accordance with the International Standard.

Eligibility Panel Members

The Eligibility Panel works under the direction of the Eligibility Committee to consider athlete eligibility applications. The role is undertaken remotely making use of email and internet.

Panel members should:

  • Be qualified psychologists, familiar with international standards for the classification and assessment of intellectual disability
  • Be able to commit to checking at least 10 applications each month

For full details, please read the Role Description.