Secretary general re-elected to board of Paralympic Sports Association

Tom Dielen speaks at the World Archery Congress in 2021.

World Archery secretary general Tom Dielen has been re-elected to the executive board of the Association of Paralympic Sports Organisations during its general assembly on 10 December.

He has served as vice president since the body’s inception in 2017.

APSO’s president, Fédération Equestre Internationale secretary general Sabrina Ibáñez, was unanimously re-elected to serve for another four years during the assembly.

The association was formed to represent the interests of para sport federations within the Paralympic movement. It currently has 17 members.

World Archery assumed responsibility for the governance of para archery from the International Paralympic Committee in 2009.

World Archery secretary general Tom Dielen said: “I’m proud to continue to serve on the APSO board and further the interests of para athletes and para sport.”

“I’d also like to congratulate Sabrina on her re-election, after such brilliant progress during her first few years as president, and welcome our two new board members, Charmaine Hooper from IWAS and Steve Loader from World Wheelchair Rugby.”

“Together, we will continue the work that this organisation started and, with the recent change of the IPC constitution, look forward to welcoming several new members in the near future.”