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Wheelchair Football

August 3, 2022

Were you inspired by the England Lionesses’ brilliant victory on Sunday?

 

Would you need a wheelchair to access playing football?

 

If the answer to both of those questions is ‘yes,’ this information is for you:

 

Here at the WFA, we believe everyone can play a part in changing lives through the power of football.

Powerchair Football is a unique sport that provides opportunities for people with a high level of impairment to access the game of football.  It is the only active team participation sport for people who use electric wheelchairs.

The sport is fast-paced, dynamic and very enjoyable to watch.  Due to the unique nature of the Powerchair Football, it allows all ages, disabilities and both genders to compete together. Powerchair Football enables disabled people to take part in regular activity and provides them with competition – something that the majority will never have, or rarely, experienced before due to their impairment. As a result, it builds key life skills such as teamwork and communication.

However it doesn’t just provide sporting opportunity – powerchair football creates a great social opportunity for the players and their families as they experience the highs and lows of participating in the nation’s favourite sport. It brings strangers together, many of whom have similar stories and life experiences, creating friendships and bonds which last a lifetime.

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