The IWAS Women's World Games will make its debut in Worcester later this year ©IWAS

The International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) has announced that entries for the first IWAS Women's World Games have opened.

The inaugural IWAS Women's World Games, exclusively for female athletes, will be held in the English city of Worcester from August 27 to September 1.

It will feature sports such as athletics, badminton, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo and wheelchair fencing.

The University Arena, the country's first sporting arena purpose-designed for athletes with physical impairments, Malvern College and the Nunnery Wood Sport Complex are the three venues which will host competition.

At least six sports will be included at the first-ever IWAS Women's World Games ©IWAS
At least six sports will be included at the first-ever IWAS Women's World Games ©IWAS

IWAS President Rudi Van Den Abbeele expressed his pride at being part of the upcoming event.

"The development and promotion of sport for female athletes is an important initiative for IWAS and we are delighted to be hosting the IWAS Women's World Games, the first event of its kind, this summer," he said.

"The IWAS Games programme has always provided a significant step on the athlete pathway from grassroots to elite.

"We look forward to contributing to the sporting careers and aspirations of the female athletes in our mission to provide opportunities and to promote women in sport."

Mick Donovan, the head of the University of Worcester's Institute of Sport and Exercise Science, added: "The IWAS Games is what we are all about at Worcester - giving athletes with all physical abilities the chance to come together to compete and enjoy sport."