England

The Wheelchair Football Association (WFA) is responsible for the development and administration of powerchair football in England. The WFA was formed in 2005 and is run by voluntary trustees.

Its aim is to ensure that Powerchair Football is accessible as widely as possible and to promote it as a way of improving the lives of participants by providing social interaction and integration and access to recreational and competitive sport.

England was a founding member of FIPFA.

PARTICIPATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AND RESULTS

  • FIPFA World Cup 2007 Tokyo (Japan) : 4th place
  • FIPFA World Cup 2011 Paris (France) : 2nd place
  • FIPFA World Cup, Kissimmee,(USA) : 3rd place
  • European Nations Cup 2014 in Ireland : 3rd place

THE POWERCHAIR FOOTBALL IN THE COUNTRY

COMPETITIONS, CLUBS AND NUMBER OF PLAYERS

POWER SOCCER COMPETITION IN ENGLAND

 

Currently there are 94 affiliated powerchair football teams across England, with over 1000 players training on a weekly basis. The WFA currently oversees nine competitions at National and regional level. 24 teams play in the national league in the Premiership and Championship divisions.

Teams in each league compete over 6 weekends and 132 fixtures at Nottingham Trent University. There are also six regional leagues that provide for the development of players and teams before they progress into the national league.

All teams affiliated to the Wheelchair Football association are eligible for the national cup competition. Winners of the Premiership and the cup are eligible to enter the European club competition run by EPFA.

In order to develop the sport across the country, the WFA organise and run powerchair football coaching and referee courses around the country, and provide support to fledgling teams. A number of locally organised friendly and introductory events are held designed to allow new clubs and inexperienced players to take part in competitive matches.

The WFA organise and run powerchair football coaching and referee courses around the country.