IWAS and IPCH are delighted to announce that the Drawing Ceremony for the upcoming IWAS Powerchair Hockey European Championships will take place on Saturday 9th April 2016.
The Ceremony, which will be broadcast live, will take place in Via Vittorio Veneto, Besnate (Varese, Italy) during the Italian Powerchair Hockey league match between Skorpions Varese and Leoni Sicani at 15.00 CET.
The European Championships will take place between 11 and 18 July 2016 in the Dutch province of De Rijp, North Holland with 8 allocated nations divided into two groups, with the Netherlands and Belgium as top seed in group A and group B. The drawing of the six remaining nations (Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland) will be conducted by lottery.
For the live streaming link and updates on the Championships, please follow the IPCH Official Page on Facebook.
IWAS Powerchair Hockey
Powerchair Hockey, previously called Electric Wheelchair Hockey is a sport for people in electric wheelchairs. EWH is played on an area approximately the size of a basketball court with a surrounding rink. The sport is played with floorball equipment (sticks and balls).
Five players (4+1) are on the court at any time, but a team may have 5 substitute players. A team should have two players with ’T – Sticks‘ (a T shaped stick attached to the wheelchair of players who are not able to hold the stick in the hand, because of limited muscle power) but at least one must be the goalie.