A SPORTS manager from North Tyneside has been given a worldwide role in guiding powerchair competitions.
Adam Parry, the Percy Hedley Foundation’s sports academy development manager, has been appointed the new Federation Internationale De Powerchair Football Associations (FIPFA) competitions commission director.
The role will involve overseeing international competition within the sport across the globe and leading the way forward for the international organisation when it comes to writing policies and procedures.
Adam had been the president of the sports department for FIPFA, a position he had held since the birth of the governing body in 2006, but took the decision to stand down after the 2011 World Cup due to work commitments.
He said: “The decision to stand down from my role as president was not an easy decision to make but I am truly honoured by this appointment.
“I will be overseeing competitions and leading the organisation in terms of the rules and regulations has always been the aspect of the sport that I have most enjoyed.
“I was delighted to have been offered this position and look forward to working with the nations around the world through to the 2015 World Cup.”