The EPFA Champions Cup is the elite Club competition for European powerchair football teams. The 2016 competition saw 10 teams from 4 nations (Denmark, England, France and Ireland) travel to Hou, Denmark from 17th – 20th October. The event was hosted by Aarhus Rolling Devils and held at Egmont Hojskolen, a traditional Danish school. The matches took place in 3 gymnasiums across the town.
The teams were drawn in two pools and after 20 matches and 2 days of hard competition, the top two teams in each group progressed to the semi-finals. Following strong performances from the French teams, Auch, Vaucresson and Grafteaux all qualified along with West Bromwich Albion from England.
The first semi-final was an all French affair as Auch battled to a 1-0 victory over Grafteaux in a very tight match. The second semi-final was a dramatic affair as neither team could be seperated in normal time as it finished 1-1. The game went to penalties and eventually West Bromwich Albion secured their place in the final with a 6-5 victory against Vaucresson in the shootout.
The final of the 2016 EPFA Champions Cup saw Auch take on West Bromwich Albion. It was played in a venue in the centre of town and attracted a crowd in excess of 300. The game started slowly as both teams showed signs of nerves and kept things tight. Following a defensive mistake, Auch took the lead and as West Bromwich started to chase an equliser the game opened up. Auch scored twice more to claim a 3-0 victory and be crowned Champions Cup winners.
- West Bromwich Albion
- Aspire PFC
- Brighton & Hove Albion
- DCU Storm
- Aarhus Rolling Devils
- Midlands United
- Ballerup Skovlunde