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Which countries practice Powerchair Football?

FINLAND - (European Zone)

Finland has been a FIPFA member since 2013. With Denmark, Finland is one of the European countries who play both Powerchair Football and Hockey.

USA - (Americas Zone)

The United States of America is one of the founding members of the Fedaration. FIPFA was created during an international meeting hold in Atlanta in July 2006.

AUSTRIA - (European Zone)

Austria is a FIPFA member since 2014. Powerchair Football has been played in Austria since 2013. It started with a demonstration of French players and a few Austrian viewers

ENGLAND - (European Zone)

England is one of the founding members of FIPFA. In this country Powerchair Football is recognized and supported by the National Football Federation (FA).

CANADA - (Americas Zone)

Canada is one of the founding members of FIPFA. Like in France, Powerchair Football has been played since the early 80′s. Canada is member of FIPFA since 2006.

AUSTRALIA - (Asia/Pacific Zone)

Australia is a FIPFA member since 2011. The Australian Powerchair Football national team took part in the second FIPFA World Cup of Powerchair Football in Paris in 2011.

DENMARK - (European Zone)

Denmark is one of the FIPFA founding member of FIPFA. The country organise in 2016 the 3rd EPFA Champions Cup, the elite Club competition for European powerchair football teams.

PORTUGAL - (European Zone)

Portugal is one of the founding members of FIPFA. The city of Coimbra hosted the 2005 event where the founding members met to create the initial rules and regulations.

ARGENTINA - (Americas Zone)

Argentina joined FIPFA in 2013. Powerchair Football developed quickly in this country where soccer like a religion! The Argentinian PF association is a dynamic member.

IRELAND - (European Zone)

Ireland has been a member of FIPFA since 2010. In July 2014 the country hosted the inaugural European Nations Cup in Limerick which was a great success.

BRAZIL - (Americas Zone)

Brazil has been member of FIPFA since 2011. Several teams practice Powerchair Football and the first Brazilian national tournament took place in Rio in November 2012.

BELGIUM - (European Zone)

Belgium is a founding member of FIPFA.The Belgian teams have been part of the French championship for 15 years. The national team has participated in the last two World Cups.

JAPAN - (Asia-Pacific Zone)

Japan is a founding member of FIPFA. Tokyo hosted the first FIPFA World Cup in 2007. Seven countries were represented and all matches were already broadcast live on the web!

SPAIN - (European Zone)

Thanks to the dynamics in the Alicante province, Powerchair Football finally developed in this beautiful country! Spain joined FIPFA in 2014 and is an active member.

SCOTLAND - (European Zone)

Scotland has been a member of FIPFA since 2010. With the support of the wheelchair football association, several teams have practiced Powercahir Football since 2009.

SWITZERLAND - (European Zone)

Switzerland has been a member of FIPFA since 2009 and discover Powerchair Football during a sport demonstration organised in Geneva by the FIPFA and France.

URUGUAY - (Americas Zone)

Just like Argentina, Uruguay participated in their first international competition in Rio de Janeiro in May 2014. This country recently joined FIPFA, with the support of its neighbour, Argentina.

GERMANY - (European Zone)

Germany is a FIPFA member since 2017. The country organised a friendly tournament, “The HausRheinsberg Cup”, this year in May, and Invited two Austrian Powerchair Football teams.

NEW-ZEALAND - (Asia/Pacific Zone)

New-Zealand is a FIPFA members since 2017. The country participated in their first international competition (Asia/Pacific/Oceania Cup) in 2013, with Australia and Japan.

WALES - (European Zone)

Present in Ireland, and Scotland, Powerchair Football is also being played in Wales. An English delegation visited in this country with the aim of further benefiting our sport.

HONG-KONG - (Asia/Pacific Zone)

In Hong Kong, several players have been practising Powerchair Football for several years. This country is in contact with our Federation since more than ten years.

INDIA - (Asia/Pacific Zone)

India is a FIPFA member since 2017. The country wants to quickly develop the Powerchair Football and join the other countries of the Asia/Pacific zone.

SOUTH-KOREA - (Asia/Pacif. Zone)

South-Korea was one of the founding members of FIPFA, but relatively little has developed. Currently, South Korea has 8 teams and had their first National tournament in June of 2014.

ITALY - (European Zone)

Present at the conference in Paris 2012, the 2 representatives from Italy announced their intention to promote Powerchair Footbal in the country. They have now 6 teams.

TURKEY - (European Zone)

Things are moving in Turkey! This country is FIPFA member since 2017. The European Zone hopes to see this country join the large Powerchair Football family very soon.

POLAND - (European Zone)

Poland has been a member of FIPFA since 2010. Several teams have practiced Powerchair Football since 2009 and more particularly in Zamość, in the south of the country.

SINGAPORE - (Acia/Pacific Zone)

Singapore has been a member of FIPFA since 2010. Several teams practiced Powerchair Football since 2009 and the FIPFA organised a clinic in 2010.

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Members of the FIPFA Executive Council

PRESIDENT OF FIPFA
“The President is responsible for the quality and credibility of FIPFA actions globally and therefore chairs Congress. He represents FIPFA at the external international level”.

Hervé DELATTRE (FRA)

FIPFA SPORT DIRECTOR
The Director of Sport shall oversee all the technical matters (sports rules, classification, officials training…), related to the playing of Powerchair Football.

Ricky STEVENSON (ANG)

VICE-PRESIDENT OF FIPFA
“He shall substitute for the President and is responsible for regional operations including the coordination of the Zones and the development of the NOPFs”.

Luis ALMEIDA (POR)

FIPFA TREASURER
“In cooperation with the President and the General Secretary, the Treasurer shall supervise all the financial and administrative business of the Federation”.

Abdé SEBIANE (FRA)

GENERAL SECRETARY OF FIPFA
“She is the appointed chief executive officer of the Federation, records the proceedings of Congress and Council, and manages day to day business of the Federation”.

Barbara PEACOCK (USA)

ZONE PRESIDENTS
“Each zone (Asia, Americas and Europe), has a zone Council includes a Zone Representative who will chair meetings of the Zone Council and represents it to the FIPFA Vice-President.”

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