"EHF was formed as an international association by a group of enthusiastic handbikers in 2001."
EUROPEAN HANDBIKE FEDERATION (EHF), Handbike Federation
The European Handcycling Federation (EHF) was formed as an international association by a group of enthusiastic handbikers in 2001. Initial headquarters were located in Belgium and have since moved to Italy. The founder countries, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland have been progressively joined by new countries like the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Italy.
The EHF’s aim is to develop handcycling sport in European and non-European countries, promote and support integration of disabled and able-bodied athletes, eliminate barriers through sport and give these athletes the chance to compete together with the same goal.
Wheelchair rugby Team "Dragons Küschall" from Poland. Supported by our distributor Partner.
Dragons Küschall, Wheelchair rugby
Since some years, our Polish distributor “Partner” is supporting the successful and enthusiastic wheelchair rugby team “Dragons Küschall”.
Wheelchair rugby is for male and female quadriplegic athletes (mixed teams). Two teams of at least four players each compete for four periods of eight minutes each. The sport can be very physical as athletes attempt to carry the ball over the opponent´s goal line. The players are classified according to their level of functional ability.
“Dragons Küschall” belongs to the low point league (weak hands-quadraplegia). The team members change their wheelchairs from every day use to special wheelchairs - defensive and offensive wheelchairs. The team was formed in 2010, and since 2013, they are the “Dragons Küschall”. Once a week, they meet for training in a gymnastics hall. For the team it is not just a sport: it is often the only opportunity to practice any physical activity. And, of course, it’s an ideal platform just to meet and exchange news . . .
We wish the “Dragons Küschall” good luck for their next competitions!