Powerchair football is a modified version of soccer played by athletes who use power wheelchairs.
Played on an indoor basketball court, athletes push, hit and spin kick an oversized soccer ball with the ultimate aim of scoring more goals than their opponent. With two teams of four athletes on the court at any one time, powerchair football is a sport which is fast, skilful, and competitive.
Powerchair football is played at a local, state and international level.
Specialised power chairs called Strikeforces, which are specifically designed for the sport are used.
The club has spares available for any new players wanting to participate, with support and guidance available for players who wish to seek funding to obtain their own Strikeforce.
Contact the Western Electric Sporting Association to express your interest in becoming a player/participant. They can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact the Powerchair Football League Coordinator directly by emailing email@example.com.
For more information, visit our website www.wesa.org.au
Any age or gender.
Specifically for people with physical disabilities who use a power wheelchair or are unable to play sport in a manual wheelchair.
Players need to be able to independently and safely drive a power wheelchair at high speed (up to 10km/h)
Currently sessions are held at the Loftus Recreation Centre in Leederville on Friday evenings or Sunday afternoons.
There are no costs associated with participation for new players!
Currently, powerchair football has affiliation with Bayswater City and Floreat Athena as our local teams, and Perth Soccer Club for our club championships team.