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POWERCHAIR FOOTBALL | Open day information and explainer

Everything you need to know about Powerchair Football at Wrexham AFC

29 September 2021

Wrexham AFC are proud to announce the launch of Powerchair Football, as we become the first Football Club in Wales to offer such a service.

As part of our co-chairmen’s promise to recognise and reinforce Wrexham AFC's role as a leading force for community good in the town, we have purchased nine pre-owned powerchairs to help kick-off the new initiative.

Disability Liaison Officer Kerry Evans and Racecourse Community Foundation staff are working together to launch Powerchair Football in Wrexham.

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Wrexham AFC Powerchair Football Open Day: important information

Our first Powerchair Football open day will take place on Friday October 1 at the Wrexham Glyndwr University sports hall, next to the Racecourse Ground, from 6pm-8pm.

The session is open to anybody with a disability – not just wheelchair users – and is free to attend. It is designed to provide more information about Powerchair Football and the chance to try some basic skills.

The minimum age for taking part is six years old.

Following our co-chairmen’s investment, we have nine powerchairs available and we will allow as many people as possible to try out the chairs during the two-hour session.

Should sufficient numbers attend to make it necessary, we will run a second open day to ensure everybody who wants to try the chairs will be able to.

Any attendees requiring use of our hoist must bring their own hoist sling, and have somebody with them to help in using the hoist.

We would advise all attendees to wear flat shoes and bring refreshments.

The sessions will be run by Racecourse Community Foundation staff, who have received coaching training from the Wheelchair Football Association.

For more information, please email kerry.evans@wrexhamafc.co.uk.

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What is Powerchair Football?

Powerchair football is the only active team participation sport for people who use electric wheelchairs.

A fast-paced, dynamic game, the unique nature of the sport allows all ages (from six years up), disabilities and genders to compete together.

The game uses a larger, 33cm diameter ball and matches – which take place on a 30mx18m indoor court – are played 4v4.

You can find out more about Powerchair Football here.


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