Eligibility Workshop Hosted By Virtus At World Para Athletics Grand Prix, Marrakech

Virtus Academy delivered an Eligibility Workshop at Marrakech on the 8th and 9th of March. The workshop was conducted alongside the World Para-Athletics Grand Prix hosted in Marrakech and was organized by the Royal Moroccan Federation for Disability Sport.

The workshop was led by the Head of Eligibility Prof Jan Burns MBE and Virtus Academy Manager Dr Debbie Van Biesen. The workshop comprised an introduction to eligibility and classification.

“It was a privilege to meet and work with the participants from Morocco, Slovenia and Malaysia. The participants showed excellent enthusiasm and commitment to the inclusion of II athletes. I’m sure this will lead to increased opportunities for Virtus athletes,” said prof. Jan Burns, Head of Eligibility of Virtus.

The workshop was attended by 11 participants in total who are national and international clinical psychologists and sports practitioners. All participants successfully completed the 2 days course.

After completing the workshop, participants from Morocco expressed the federation’s readiness to collaborate with Virtus to have more Moroccan athletes on the master list and to compete in the Virtus competition.