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June-August 2016 Newsletter

2016   June-August

The Indonesian Deputy Sports Minister Pak Isnanta with the players after opening the 3rd Bali Cup International Wheelchair Basketball


AGITOS- IWRF Wheelchair Rugby Workshop with the Indonesian Wheelchair Rugby Federation

7th Bali Ocean Swim

BSF in Lombok with Girl Power

2nd Bali 4's International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament

Sports Minister opens 3rd Bali International Wheelchair Basketball tournament 

3rd Bali  Friendly Games for Adaptive Sports

BSF Disabled Sailors in Singapore

BSF Disabled Lawn Bowlers at the 1st Merlion Cup in Singapore




Welcome to the June-July-August 2016 Newsletter

These last 3 months have been some of the most successful in BSF history. Amongst many events and sporting accomplishments, the highlight has been the recognition of BSF's role in developing disabled sports in Indonesia by the Indonesian Ministry of Youth and Sports. Epitomised by the Deputy Minister coming to Bali to present the Indonesian wheelchair basketball team with their kit and opening the 3rd Bali Cup International Wheelchair Basketball.

The Deputy Minister with the Vice Deputies Dr Bayu and Ibu Dwi with the Indonesian Wheelchair Basketball team.

A week later the Deputy Minister was presented with a signed singlet of all the Indonesian national team players, coach Gerry Hewson and manager Zac Field.

Below- Later in Solo, home of NPC Indonesia, BSF was recognised by the Ministry.

This follows BSF founder Rodney Holt meeting the Sports minister Bapak Imam Nahrawi, in occasion of Rodney Holt joining the Board of Special Olympics Indonesia - below.

In other events since May,


BSF Disabled Lawn Bowlers participate in the 1st Merlion Cup International Lawn Bowls

August 19-21 

A big thank you to the Singapore Disabled Lawn Bowls for the superb organisation and well run tournament.




BSF Trustee Chris Pardey with the Disabled Lawn Bowls Team and Ms Indranee Rajah, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Finance & Ministry of Law for Singapore.



BSF Disabled Sailors participate in Singapore Regatta Aug 13-14

With all the other participants in the Disabled Sailing Regatta.

BSF Sailing Coach, 5 time Olympian Oka Sulaksana.

Two sailors from BSF's Bali Sailability program competed in the Western Circuit Regatta in Singapore over the weekend of August 13 and 14. The sailors showed much improvement from last year.


West Java Provincial team visits BSF - August 6-12

BSF welcomed National Para-Olypmic Committee (NPC) West Java to BSF Bali on a goodwill visit. The West Java NPC provincial team with  powerlifters, archery, blind judo and goalball came to BSF for some friendly competition as NPC Bali does not provide these sports.


Goalball Training with NPC West Java and BSF Blind sports program.



Blind Judo


July - 4th Bali ParaGames


With the strongest line up yet in the 3 year history of the Bali Cup. Thailand, Korea, Chinese Taipei & Indonesia competed for the Cup at the Bali Island School.


Team Indonesia


The 3rd Bali Cup was opened by the Indonesian Deputy Sports Minister Pak Isnanta.

Referees from Dubai, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia and Australia officiated.

Our Medical partner BIMC provide first class attention to injuries as always. And a big thanks to Bali Island School for the use of the superb facilities.

Footage of the 3rd Bali Cup can be seen at:


Deputy Sports Minister meets the Indonesian wheelchair rugby players at BSF.

Pak Isnanta, during a visit to BSF headquarters in July, spent time meeting the leading Indonesian wheelchair rugby players including captain Ni Made Ratni Pak Isnanta expressed support for the wheelchair rugby program in Indonesia.



2nd Bali 4's International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament


Opening ceremony for the Bali 4's with (left to right ) Indonesia, ANZ, referees and volunteers, Korea and Malaysia.


 Malaysia's Lu battling Indonesia's Anom & Suarti.


Arguably one the best female rugby players in the world Maia Amari from New Zealand Wheelblacks in action in the Bali 4's.





In order to increase the participation of disabled women in sport, BSF together with IndoWRF conducted Girl Power -  with leading Indonesian, Australian and New Zealand wheelchair Rugby players conducting workshops throughout Lombok. Key stakeholders were invited to the Bali 4's to see high quality WR up close.

This has lead to start of wheelchair sports in Lombok in the second half of 2016.


7th Bali Ocean Swim

July 3


Start of one of the swim distances.

Full results at:

BSF presenting a cheque to the Bali Nippers program from the proceeds of the Bali Ocean Swim.



AGITOS - IWRF wheelchair Rugby Seminar - June 10-13

In June BSF together with the Indonesian Wheelchair Rugby Federation hosted the AGITOS - IWRF Wheelchair Rugby Clinic attended by participants from 8 countries.

Head of IWRF Development Cherie Harris conducting the introduction to Wheelchair Rugby.

Jon Corson, Asia Oceania Technical Commisioner and Head Referee introducing wheelchair rugby court at the workshop.


One of the workshop lecturers New Zealand Captain Gavin Rolston, giving practical lessons on the court with Bangladesh's Pappu Modduck.



SCC Soccer 6's - June 3 & 4

BSF with a relatively new team, surprised all in the annual Singapore Cricket Club Soccer 6's coming runnersup. This is the sixth year BSF has participated, so this second place together with two wins continues BSF strong showing at this tournament for under 14 year olds.






Over a 150 Adaptive sports athletes competed in the 3rd Coaltrans Friendly Games, a warm up for the Bali ParaGames later on. Competition was in 8 sports, plus the Indonesian Wheelchair Basketball Federation held a selection camp for the upcoming Bali Cup.

Some of the medal winners with the volunteers and organisers.

Medal winners in the women's over 50kg Powerlifting at the Friendly Games.





October 6-10, 2016 Jakarta

The Indonesian Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IndoWRF) & BSF  with the support of the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia and the Australian Embassy in Jakarta will hold the TAFISA World Games International Wheelchair Rugby Cup in Jakarta. 







October 12-16 


When : October 12-16

Where : Royal Bali Yacht Club, Serengan Island, Bali

Who : Any classified sailor

With : Access/Hansa 2.3's

Boats provided by BSF


Bali Sports Foundation would like to thank

Singapore Disabled Sports Council,

Blue Water Express and Royal Bali Yacht Club

More info:



Each newsletter BSF will bring you a profile of one of our Staff and/or Athletes so you can gain a better understanding about the dedication and commitment it takes from everyone concerned to make BSF the leader in sports for people with disabilities in Bali and Indonesia.

This Month we look at Agung Oka Saputra aka Agung, who covers the following roles at BSF:

Equipment Manager

Chief Driver

Stickfighter, wheelchair basketball Assistant Coach

From KlungKung, Agung has been with BSF for 2 years and is increasing his responsibilities every year. Never fails to smile, Agung is an asset to BSF.

Agung in his stickfighting armour.


Last but not least  FUNDRAISING

Bali Sports Foundation like all NGO’s is always looking for sponsors & donors for our 200 plus athletes and 14 disabled sports programs.

BSF does not receive any monies from the Indonesian government but relies on private and corporate donations.

Tax deductable in Australia

Interested donors can donate by:


Or via 


Now tax deductable for UK tax resident individuals or companies.

BSF has some individual fundraisers at the moment.

Bali Sports Foundation team

For up to date news see BSF facebook at:


Providing  sports for youth with the following disabilities


Wheelchair Basketball - Amputee,Para & Polio
Wheelchair Rugby - CP,Amputee and Quad
Powerlifing - Amputee,Polio and Blind
Blind Judo - Blind
Goalball - Blind
Wheelchair Shooting - Amputee & Polio
Special Needs Swimming - all disabilities
Deaf Mute Eskrima - Deaf Mute
Boccia - Severe CP
Pararchery - Amputee & Polio

Disabled Lawn Bowls -amputee & Polio

Para Sailing- polio,amputee

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To improve the lives of persons with disabilities in Bali & East Indonesia by using the power of sport and play for development, health and peace.