Powerchair Football is a team sport designed and developed specifically for electric wheelchair users. These participants include persons with quadriplegia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, head trauma, stroke, spinal cord injury and other disabilities.
Powerchair Football combines the skill of the wheelchair user with the speed and power of the chair itself, to participate in a challenging game that is similar in many respects to mainstream football. The game is usually played in an indoor centre. Two teams of four power chair users attack, defend, and spin-kick in an attempt to score goals.
Capital Football has successfully run development days in Canberra along with the assistance of the Australian Powerchair Football Association and is now looking to implement more regular games and training sessions throughout 2020.
Location: National Hockey Centre, 196 Mouat Street Lyneham ACT 2602
For more information on how to get involved in playing, coaching, refereeing or volunteering, please contact Kelly Stirton.