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Invitation to International Try Out Wheelchair Basketball Cologne

Invitation

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International Try Out  Wheelchair Basketball Cologne

With „Special Guest Coach“ Matthew Foden from Great Britain

Organisation:   German Wheelchair Association FB RBB Kom. 4

Inviting Club:   RBC Cologne 99ers e.V.

Organisation:   DRS FB RBB Komm. 4 „Kinder und Jugendsport“

Admin.:            Sedat Özbicerler, RBC Cologne 99ers

Date:               Saturday, 08th, Juli 2017, from 10.00 pm until 04.00 Uhr am

Place:              Gym: Bergischer Ring 40, 51063 Köln

Registration:    Registration must be completed by 16.06.2017 with Sedat Özbicerler, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mobil: 0179-4971162

Participation:   Single players or club-teams can register.

The adolescents, girls or boys, should be in the age between 8 and 18, drive their wheelchair safely, have own experience with ball games and also have group experience

Liability:           The organization or the inviting Club are only responsible for limited minor injuries. The liability for more serious injuries is excluded. There is no liability for sports accidents and travel accidents. DRS / DBS  Sports Insurance contracts will not accept liability for injuries sustained during the event

Photos:            With the confirmation to this event the participants accept that any pictures taken in any media and presentation of DRS and IWBF may be published..

Travelcosts:    Travel cost of the participants (teams and single persons) must be carried by the clubs or participants.

                                               

Meals:             In the gym for a small cost charge

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

die Kommission 4  DRS RBB

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Ron Coppenrath receives Royal decoration

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Ron Coppenrath was knighted in the King’s order of Knights of Orange-Nassau on Thursday 16 March.

Ron received this Royal honour on behalf of the King by Mayor A.J. Moerkerke of Ron’s municipality Papendrecht. The royal honour was awarded to Ron for all the years of numerous work and commitment to the national and international wheelchair basketball.

IWBF-Europe congratulates Ron with this decoration.

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Dottore Luigi Amadio passed away

Dottore Luigi Amadio passed away.

In Memoriam

On Sunday 12 March Doctor Luigi Amadio, General Director of Santa Lucia Foundation in Rome, Italy passed away. He was born on 4th June 1947. And to all who knew him in our wheelchair basketball world he was the epitome of a ' larger than life ' figure in every respect - personality, physically and professionally. He loved life and wanted those around him to feel the same love. He had an infectious laugh even when things seemed bleak - he was a joy to be around and we will all miss him so very much.

Luigi Amadio was the first Secretary / Treasurer of IWBF Europe. He served in that position for two terms from 1991 until 1999. He was not only the Secretary / Treasurer but hosted all our autumn meetings of the IWBF Europe Board in those days. The highlight of every meeting was the Saturday evening diner in his home hosted by his wonderful mother who outlives him albeit in poor health. We send to her and his whole family our sincere condolences. 

He was ambitious for our sport and arranged many clinics for referees and trainer/coaches at the hospital Santa Lucia in spite of his own not inconsiderable professional work load.

As Doctor Amadio he rebuilt the "old" Santa Lucia hospital in a completely new, modern and very comfortable way, an example replicated as a model elsewhere in Italy. His big innovation for a rehab hospital was the inclusion of sports facilities and of course a very nice basketball court.

Luigi was also President of the three times European Champion Wheelchair Basketball team S.Lucia - a championship regarded as one of the toughest in the world. He understood just like his father before, who was a great admirer and friend of the famous Sir Ludwig Gutmann, the magical power of sport and rehabilitation.

We will remember him as our Luigi - a great wheelchair basketball fan, the most generous of hosts but most of but most of all above all else our dear, dear friend.

On behalf of IWBF Europe, Hans Tukker (former President)

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