Sanctioning Body

Boccia International Sports Federation

The Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed) is the international governing body of boccia. Their vision is to proactively facilitate appropriate opportunities for elite level competition, preserving the current Paralympic pathway for athletes with high support needs, whilst also supporting growth, development and a greater awareness of boccia by being inclusive, progressive and accessible to all.

Main Objectives

  • To promote, enhance and support Boccia as a sport for all people and to help promote its activities
  • To govern the sport of Boccia internationally through, inter alia, a set of rules, a classification system and an international competition structure
  • To promote Boccia amongst those who make decisions that directly impact upon the sport
  • To promote and represent the interests of the members of the Company, and on their behalf to undertake lobbying and similar activities
  • To create a network of members and individuals which encourages contact and exchange of ideas and experience regarding the sport of Boccia

BISFed Board and Committees

Mr. David Hadfield (GBR)

Mr. Jon Morgan (GBR)

Vice-President and Secretary General
Mr. Lam Chun Ying, Martin, MH (HKG)

Members at Large
Ms. Marcela Ramon (COL)
Ms. Konstantinia Sotriadi (GRE)
Mr. Seunghee Kang (KOR)
Ms. Marta Mascarenhas (POR)

Referees Committee (Chair)
Ms. Mary Knudsen (USA)

Development Committee (Chair)
Ms. Heather Lowden (GBR)

Competition and Rules Committee (Chair)
Mr. Gary Vander Vies (CAN)

Anti-doping Committee (Chair)
Dr. Jaime Antunes (POR)

Classification Committee (Chair)
Ms. Elsa Matthee (RSA)