Dates: 04 - 10 July 2017
The 3rd FIPFA World Cup will take place in the USA, double World Champion, (Tokyo 2017 and Paris 2011)
List of qualified countries:
USA, Canada, Argentina, Uruguay, England, France, Denmark, Ireland, Australia, Japan
Power Soccer Shop and FIPFA
In order to ensure a significant international expansion and to reach its ambitious goals, FIPFA is seeking an elite partner with Power Soccer Shop – a division of NEMI
The evolution of the sport powerchair
This partnership would result in a strong and long-term common effort around the evolution of the electric power wheelchair intended for sport use, as well as all of the accessories that would improve the practice of the sport.
Powerchair Football development
The partnership with PSS will fit very well into the natural development already underway at Power Soccer Shop – a division of NEMI, to improve key products for the practice of Powerchair Football.
Which countries practice Powerchair Football?
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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”.
“In cooperation with the President and the General Secretary, the Treasurer shall supervise all the financial and administrative business of the Federation”.
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”.
“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.”
LAST FIPFA NEWSPowerchair Football news from around the world
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Last weekend saw eight Powerchair Footballers inducted into the FA’s Hall of Fame as the first Official England Powerchair Football Team. The team that recently finished as runners-up in the inaugural EPFA Nations Cup in Ireland were invited to Wembley Stadium as...read more
The 2014 Australian Powerchair Football National Championships will be taking place from the 5th to 9th August at Kevin Betts Stadium in Mount Druitt, Sydney. The competition features teams from different states around Australia. Defending champions New South Wales...read more
European Powerchair Football Nations Cup Ireland has graciously welcomed teams from Belgium, Denmark, France, Switzerland, and England to this very exciting three day tournament in Limerick! The opening ceremony last night included traditional Irish drums, jokes, and...read more
The EPFA Nations Cup will take place this week in Ireland (Limerick). You don't need to travel to Ireland to see it live! It will be broadcast online! Six nations ; Ireland, England, Belgium, France, Denmark and Switzerland. To watch the opening ceremony starting...read more
From May 2nd – 4th, the Powerchair Football Confederation of the Americas (PFCA) and Brazilian Powerchair Football Association (ABFC) hosted the Mundialito de Power Soccer. Held on a warm and sunny autumn weekend in Rio de Janeiro, six teams from North and South...read more
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Mariano Zegarelli, founder of the PCFA (Powerchair Football Argentina), visited Paris on January 25 with his son, Valentino, and several members of his family. Mariano took advantage of his trip to France to attend a weekend of competition, hosted by the Vaucresson...read more
The first ever tournament for teams of youth was held in Paris at the end of October.The event was exciting and a huge hit for all!Six teams came from Finland, Ireland, the USA, and France. The games were intense, with parents, family, and friends filling the stands...read more
With the EPFA Nations Cup taking place next July in Ireland, the FA England powerchair side are beginning to prepare themselves for this World Cup Qualifying event. The coaching team led by Head Coach Colin Gordon and assisted by Steve Pearson have decided that the...read more
The Federation International of Powerchair Football Association (FIPFA) congratulates Sir Philip Craven on his re-election to four more years of leading the International Paralympic Committee. Sir Philip graciously attended the FIPFA World Cup 2011 in Paris, France....read more
Great Britain is offering a Powerchair Football Week! The goal is to boost numbers in our sport. Players, managers, club founders, referees and supporters are being encouraged to share their love of the beautiful game and encourage more people of all ages to become...read more
The 2013 Australian Powerchair Football National Championships were held from the 13th to 20th October at Kevin Betts Stadium, Mt. Druitt in Sydney. Teams from New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and New Zealand took part in the...read more
Wow! It has been a fast-paced, wild day one of the Under 18 friendly competition in Paris, France! Six teams have arrived and have each played at least two matches. Ireland has brought an under 16 team and an under 18 team. France has two teams; one includes a young...read more
The Federation Internationale de Powerchair Football put together a friendly tournament for the youth of the sport who are not always in the spot light during international event. From Europe and Americas, 6 teams will compete from October 31st to November 3rd 2013....read more
EDF/US-Metro Initial Tournament for Under-18! This November, the Federation International de Powerchair Football Association (FIPFA), is organising its first tournament for players under the age of eighteen. This competition will be held in Antony and is open to teams...read more
The Under 18 tournament is just around the corner! This is a great opportunity for people who are interested in being trained to become international referees or classifiers! FIPFA is offering training for Referees and Classifiers with the purpose to assist our member...read more
Argentina now has 5 teams: • Buenos Aires City, • Tigre City, • AEDIN (a non-profit rehabilitation organization) , • Rosario City, and • Mar del Plata City. There are now 50 athletes eagerly practicing and learning this sport. Recently, the Associated Press, published...read more
Japanese NOPF will hold the following cup: Maruhan Cup 5th Regional Delegates Championship Date: 17(Sat) and 18(Sun) Aug 2013 Venue: Yokohama Rapport (yokohama) 6 regional delegates will be participate in the cup, and compete by a round robin. Maruhan is Japanese...read more