The adventure of powerchair football in Spain began in Cox – Alicante in October 2013. Vicente Maciá was the founder of the first club in Spain – the Club de deportes adaptados Furia.
Later, with the help of volunteers, the Powerchair Spain Association was created to help and to advise all those who want to form a club in their city. Since 2014 we are part of FIPFA and our main goal is to reach everyone and create a network of nationally recognized clubs.
PARTICIPATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AND RESULTS
Today, it is difficult to talk about tournaments or competitions at the national level since we do not have enough economic and logistics structure to promote this sport.
We have enhanced this sport through clinics and international exchanges and we have been able to enjoy our first competition in Switzerland this year (2017 Geneva’s cup). The experience was incredible and unforgettable.
We would love to be able to formalize meetings for newly created clubs in Europe and enjoy this sport together and live great moments of coexistence.
THE POWERCHAIR FOOTBALL IN THE COUNTRY
COMPETITIONS, CLUBS AND NUMBER OF PLAYERS
POWERCHAIR FOOTBALL COMPETITION IN SPAIN
Since our beginning, we have organized several meetings with French teams, the most important being the visit of the French National team as it prepared for the World Cup in Florida.
We greatly appreciate the other teams that helped us in the beginning and we are totally open to help and to give visibility to this great sport. In the future, we would like to prepare courses in Spain for referees, coaches, etc., as well as some sports camps focused on powerchair football.