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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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
33 Years’ of Powerchair Football History! In memory of Canada’s oldest Powerchair Football athlete, John Nyce 1961 - 2016. Here he is in an historical photo back in 1983, on the far right, playing “Motorsoccer”, a precursor to “Powersoccer", which of course helped...read more
Powerchair Football was first introduced into Ireland in 2003. It wasn't played in any formal structure until 2009 when the Association of Irish Powerchair Football was formed and became the governing body of the sport in Ireland to organise National League and Cup...read more
Since the appointment was made of Ricky Stevenson (Eng) to the position of Director of Sport at the last FIPFA Congress in July 15, it’s now time to appoint the 5 directors that lead the different elements that make up the Sports Department. The following voluntary...read more
Sadly, Jerry Frick, a great friend of powerchair football, has passed away. Jerry had been involved with power soccer long before FIPFA was initiated, back when the USA had only 6 teams, all on the west coast, and played the game like smash-mouth American football...read more
Dear Friends I am delighted to announce that the next FIPFA World Cup will be held in Kissimmee, FL, USA from July 3 to July 10, 2017. Within the next month, the Federation will send you information regarding the venue, preliminary logistics, and approximate...read more
Montevideo, Uruguay held the first Latinamerican competition of Powerchair Football played by teams: COPA POWERCHAIR LIBERTADORES. The tournament was organized by Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay played by two teams of each country: “Máquinas Guerreras” from Rosario City...read more
LIVES ON IN INTERNATIONAL AWARD Aoife McNicholl, captain of the Irish Powerchair Football Squad at the EPFA European Nations Cup in Limerick 2014 won the Football Association of Ireland's Football For All International Player of the year Award on Sunday 22nd at a...read more
An English powerchair football coach and referee Steven Crump is very enthusiastic. If you take his word for it, no-one using a powerchair should ignore powerchair football. The excitement of the world's fastest-growing sport is worth joining, seeing and having a go....read more
Dear friends, FIPFA is organising an international Powerchair Football clinic for players of ages between 8 and 15 years (less than 16 years), similar to the one that took place in October 2012 (Coimbra-Portugal). This clinic is open to players of all levels and will...read more