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New Board – Press Release

HOU (DENMARK), 16 OCTOBER 2018 Election of new FIPFA board and executive council members     Annual Congress The Federation Internationale de Powerchair Football Association (FIPFA) hold its annual Congress last Sunday in Hou, Denmark, as part of the European...

2018 IPC Membership Gathering in Madrid – Press Release

From the 7th-9th September 2018 Madrid, Spain FIPFA attends IPC Membership Gathering in Madrid Date: 10th August 2018 From the 7th-9th September 2018, FIPFA attended the International Paralympic Committee Membership Gathering in Madrid, Spain. The event saw over 200...

2017 Copa Libertadores & Copa Sudamericana

16, 17 November 2017 Rio de Janeiro 18 November 2017 Rio de Janeiro Third Copa Powerchair Libertadores On Thursday, November 16 and Friday, November 17, the third Copa Powerchair Libertadores was held in Rio de Janeiro at the Arena 3 stadium in the Olympic City of...

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.

NORTHERN IRELAND - (European Zone)

Powerchair Football started in Northern Ireland in 2007 with one club (Belfast Trailblazers). They entered 2 teams into the AIPF League (Ireland)

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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”. Ricky STEVENSON (ENG)

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. Sam BULL (ENG)

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”. Nicolas DUBES (FRA)

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

LAST FIPFA NEWS

Powerchair Football news from around the world

Powerchair football is the world’s fastest-growing sport

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....

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Jerry in Argentina

After a motorcycle accident Jerry Frick (USA) was quickly involved in wheelchair sports, such as waterskiing, and quad rugby among others. In 1993 he joined the power soccer team HIGH VOLTAGE in San Diego California and found his sport. Since then, Jerry has been...

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Défi sportif AlterGo Powerchair Soccer tournament 2015

World unique, Défi sportif AlterGo is an international event that assembles athletes from the elite and newcomers, with all types of disabilities. About 5,000 athletes from 20 countries or so, compete during 7 days in Montreal, Longueuil and Boucherville. For the 3rd...

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Austria – Powerchair Football Cup 2014

Vienna, Austria - November 2014 From October 29th to November 2nd the Austrian Disability Sports Federation hosted their first international competition in the nation’s capital city. Vienna was the center stage for its 1rst Powerchair Football Cup, a development...

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Jerome Durand

Dear Powerchair Football Family, It is with a very heavy heart and great sadness to report the passing of Jerome “Pika” Durand. As one of the premier athletes in France, he enjoyed both the old French version and the newer international version of this sport...

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Upcoming competitions in Australia!

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...

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Nations Cup – Day 1

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...

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