IWBF President Maureen Orchard retires

After stepping down as President, Orchard was reappointed as Secretary General 15 Jul 2014
Picture taken from above the basketball basket. Three female players in wheelchairs fighting for the ball under the basket.

Erika Yoshida of Team Japan puts up a lay up while being closely pursued by Laurie Williams of Team Great Britain in a game at the 2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Toronto, Canada.

ⒸWheelchair Basketball Canada

In 2002 she succeeded now IPC President Sir Philip Craven as IWBF President

After 47 years as a dedicated basketball and wheelchair basketball volunteer and 12 years as IWBF President, Maureen Orchard has decided to retire.

Since 1991 Orchard has been involved in the highest levels of wheelchair basketball. In 1994 she became a member of the IWBF Competitions Commission and in 1998 President of Competitions.

In 2002 she succeeded now IPC President Sir Philip Craven as IWBF President, a role was re-elected to in 2006 and 2010.

At the 2014 World Congress in Incheon, Korea, she decided not to seek re-election as President however has been re-appointed to the role of Secretary General by the new IWBF President Ulf Mehrens.

In 2012 she received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her contribution to the advancement of the Paralympic Movement in Canada.