2017 A year in review
The year's highlights on top of the regular weekly adaptive sports programs BSF provides
Wheelchair Basketball - Amputee,Para & Polio
Wheelchair Rugby - CP,Amputee and Quad
Powerlifing - Amputee,Polio
Blind Judo - Blind
Goalball - Blind
Wheelchair Shooting - Amputee & Polio
Special Needs Swimming - all disabilities
Blind Powerlifting - Blind
Deaf Mute Eskrima - Deaf Mute
Boccia - Severe CP
Wheelchair Fencing- Amputee & Polio
Disabled Lawn Bowls - Polio,CP,Amputee
ParaSailing - Amputee & Polio
Blind Soccer - Blind
Handcycling - Polio,Amputee,Para
Wheelchair Racing - Polio,Amputee,Para
Together with volunteers from the university of Victoria,BSF NTB starts the wheelchair basketball program in Lombok.
For those interested in volunteering see a video on the experiences of the University of Victoria
Ni Made Ratni & Ni Ketut Suarti with the Australian Wheelchair Rugby Coach Brad Dubberly
Ni Made Ratni and Ni Ketut Suarti were invited to join the NSW Wheelchair rugby squad,NSW one of the best provincial sides in the world.One session including training under Australian gold medal winning coach Brad Dubberly.A big thank you to Mark Wilson from the NSW Wheelchair Sports.A special mention to Ms Mayuni Utara and the Balinese community of Sydney for your support to Ratni & Suarti.
Delivery of new basketball wheelchairs for BSF Sulewesi w HWDI.With the support of the Consulate of Australia - Makassar
BSF NTB & Sulewesi
Women's Wheelchair Basketball Training Camp - Thailand
BSF sent the senior players and coaches from BSF Sulewesi and BSF NTB to Thailand for a week long training camp under IWBF with international coaches.With the kind support of the IWBF (International Wheelchair Basketball Federation) and WWE (World Wheelchair Express)
2nd Giro di Bali
The second Giro di Bali was held from April 29-May 1,with a large number of participants from the UK foundation Regain joining our 4 day ride around Bali.The ride involved following the coastal roads as well as riding around the volcanic craters.
For video of the 2nd Giro di Bali - see
WWE's Steve Eleson around the crater
2 BSF staff attended a clinic in wheelchair basketball refereeing and classifying in Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.Matthew Wells , IWBF's Head Technical Official conducted the workshop, together with AOZ - SEA VP Dr Ang
While the classification workshop was conducted Ms Jin Tan,IWBF, International Classifier
Boccia,Powerlifting,Swimming,Blind Soccer,Special Needs Martial Arts
5th BSF Bali Friendly (ParaGames) Games
Train the Trainer in Monitoring and Evaluation for BSF Bali and BSF NTB.
BSF At Coaltrans Conference
BSF manned a stand at the Coaltrans Conference.Coaltrans ,BSF oldest sponsor, has supported BSF since 2009
Visit by the USA Ambassador to Indonesia Mr Joseph R. Donovan Jr to BSF NTB Wheelchair Basketball program.
Launching of BSF Sulewesi with HWDI ( Indonesian Disabled Women's Association) under Ms Maria Un and with the Australian Consul General to Makassar,which supported the women's wheelchair basketball program.
Denpasar Fun Run
BSF Bali participated in a 10km Fun Run to show handcycling to the general public.
SCC SOCCER SIXES
BSF Indonesia won the prestigous SCC Soccer Sixes U14 Youth Tournament,winning against academy sides in Singaporee,Cambodia and Thailand
BSF's winning U14 youth team with the support crew of BSF staff and volunteers
Victoria's Disability Sports and Recreation cycle Bali
BSF's handcyclists joined the DSR Cycle trip in Bali on June 5.
Victoria DSR's CEO Richard Amon visits BSF Sportshall.
Open Water Swimming
8th Bali Ocean Swim
For video of the swim, please click link
3rd Bali 4's
Hosted together with
For video of the Bali 4's please click link
Full report please click link
Indonesia's captain Ni Made Ratni, winning her second consecutive MVP (Most Valuable Player) award at the Bali 4's.
HWDI East Indonesia and BSF Sulewesi Cooordinator Maria Un receiving certificate for introduction to wheelchair rugby classification from IWRF's Deborah Duffield
4th Bali Cup
BSF held the 4th Bali Cup and introduced women's wheelchair basketball comp.
Winning Afganistan team
Full reports please click link below
For video of the tournament- click link
BSF's office manager Rudi, performinmg at the Bali Cup presentation dinner.
In the 10km wheelchair run section of the Bali Marathon, BSF athletes filled 5 of the top 6 positions in the men and women categories.Reflecting BSF's strong women sports programs, BSF took out all the medals in the women's section.
Special Needs Martial Arts
Bali International Stickfighting Challenge
Held together with BSF's martial arts partners Combined Martial Arts Academy (CMAA)
with over 50 competitors from USA,Australia,Philipines,Indonesia,Singapore.
Deaf Mute Eskrima.
Powerlifting & ParaCycling
ASEAN ParaGames in KL
4 BSF Indonesia athletes participated in the 2017 ASEAN ParaGames in Kuala Lumpur ,Malaysia.
Gek Dewi - 2 Gold - ParaCycling
Ni Nengah Widiasih (Widi) - 1 Gold - Powerlifting
Ni Nengah Widiasih (Besar) - 1 Gold - Powerlifting
I Wayan Damai - 1 Silver,1 Bronze - ParaCycling
Gek Dewi 1st Gold
Gek Dewi 2nd Gold
Ni Nengah Wdisaih (Widi)
Ni Nengah Widiasih (Besar)
I Wayan Damai - 1st medal
Double Golden girl with Indonesian ParaCycling Coach,Pak Puspita and Indonesian Chef de Mission Dr Bayu
USA Gold Medalist Wheelchair rugby workshops
Nick Springer - USA Wheelchair Rugby team player came to Indonesia with support of the USA State Dept grant to conduct wheelchaiur rugby train the trainer in Sulewesi and Lombok.
Nick ,Indonesian Captain Ratni and Ms Maria Un from HWDI on TV promoting paralympic sports .
Disabled Lawn Bowls
Asian Disabled Lawn Bowls Championships
BSF Indonesia sent a team of three disabled lawn bowlers representing Indonesia to Asian Disabled Lawn Bowls Championships in South Korea.The team successfully won silver in their first tournament.
The bowlers with their BSF coach Cristin Holder
1st Giro di Lombok
The inaugural Giro di Lombok was held over 4 days in the second half of October with over 30 cyclists from all over the world.From Central Lombok the ride went east to Labuan Lombok then north across the top to Sembalon,then back down to the west coast along to Sengigi ,and on the last day a ride through Mataram and back to Praja.
For more photos see
Singapore 4's iSwitch Cup
The Singapore 4's iSwitch Cup was held at the Canadian International School with the opening match between Singapore and Indonesia played at the legendary SCC Rugby 7's tournament at the Padang.
Indonesia run out winners.
Singapore- Indonesia Challenge Boccia
Video of one of the matches - please click link
BSF Indonesia won 4-2 against Singapore.
Indonesian National Powerlifting Championships
BSF's Ida Ayu Kenari wins Gold at the Indonesian National Powerlifting Championships. Other mnedals are silver for first timer Shinta Utami and Silver also to Gusti Setiawan.
Australian Embassy Day for Inclusion
BSF's Ni Made Ratni was invited to a discussion panel for inclusivity at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta.
For more please click links
Wheelchair rugby poster on Australian Embassy wall
Wheelchair Basketball & Boccia
NPC Indonesia Selection
The Indonesian National Paralympic Committee held selection trials for the 2018 Asian ParaGames in in Solo,Java 18-19 December .A number of BSF athletes have been involved from our Wheelchair Basketball and Boccia programs.
BSF Indonesia programs continue in Sulewesi with our partners HWDI -
Anyone interested to support BSF Indonesia, can do so on our donations page on our website.
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All videos except one by Liz Pardey - a big thank you from BSF