When “Powerchair Football” was devised by Mr.Yoshinori Yamashita in Osaka in 1982, inspired by “Power Soccer” played in Canada, the Powerchair football teams appeared one after another throughout Japan. JPFA was organized and the first National championship was held in 1995.
The Japan Powerchair Football Association (JPFA) is organizing body for the sport of powerchair football in Japan. Japan is a founding member of FIPFA. Tokyo hosted the first FIPFA World Cup in 2007.
PARTICIPATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AND RESULTS
- 4th place OF THE WORLD CUP IN TOKYO (JAPAN) IN 2007.
- 5th place OF THE WORLD CUP IN PARIS (FRANCE) IN 2011.
- 1st place (Team Japan) OF THE ASIA PASIFIC OCEANIA (APO) Cup IN 2013
- 3rd place (Team NIPPON) OF HE ASIA PASIFIC OCEANIA (APO) Cup IN 2013
- 5th place OF THE WORLD CUP IN KISSIMMEE (USA) IN 2017.
THE POWERCHAIR FOOTBALL IN THE COUNTRY
COMPETITIONS, CLUBS AND NUMBER OF PLAYERS
Currently, prefectural associations are organized nationwide, and about 260 players of 38 teams (member teams 31 / associate member teams 7) have registered with JPFA.
In addition to unique tournaments and events in each region, competitions such as “Japan Powerchair Football Championship Tournament” are held regularly every year.