The Australian Powerchair Football Association is delivering a free two-day course from 30th April – 1st May in Sydney.
- 30th April (Theory held at FNSW Valentine Park)
- 1st May (Practical held at Quay Centre)
- 10am to 4pm both days
- To register contact Mark Simon-Green at email@example.com
Powerchair football is a version of football modified specifically for powerchair users. It’s a dynamic and fast-paced sport, with the metal footguard at the front of each chair working as the athlete’s ‘boots’. The sport is played with a 13-inch football, far larger than what you would normally see. The primary role of referees in any sport is to ensure that the game is played fairly.
In Powerchair Football, this is particularly crucial because the players have different levels of disabilities, and it is the responsibility of the referee to ensure that each player is given an equal opportunity to compete. Another critical role of referees is to ensure the safety of the players. This is particularly important in Powerchair Football, where players are vulnerable due to their disabilities.