Powerchair Football Club

Watched powerchair football before?
Wanna come along and have a go?
Wanna be a Muscle Warrior PFC Team Player?

Aspire Powerchair Sports Club www.aspirepowerchairsportsclub.org has three Powerchair Football Teams, namely: Aspire PFC, Evergreen PFC and Muscle Warriors PFC.

MUSCLE WARRIORS PFC … FACT FILE

  • The Muscle Help Foundation has a club called Muscle Warriors PFC
  • We’re called Muscle Warriors to help promote awareness of our charity
  • Our aim is to deliver 657 Muscle Dreams, one for each muscle in the human body
  • We also want to help raise more awareness of muscular dystrophy across the UK
  • Muscle Warriors PFC won the 2014-15 WFA National Championships
  • The Club plays in the National League, the WFA Cup & the South East Regional League
  • Follow @WarriorsPFC on Twitter ~ our official hashtag is #MuscleWarriorsPFC
  • And why not join our Muscle Warriors PFC Group page on Facebook
  • Our club is affiliated to the Hertfordshire FA and the WFA
  • The team trains at the Watford Leisure Centre Woodside (Hertfordshire)
  • Players travel from Herts, London, Hamps, Berks, Bucks and Beds
  • It’s a team sport for people with disabilities who use powerchairs
  • Most of our young people have life limiting conditions
  • Players are classified PF1 or PF2 depending on their physical strength
  • We can have a squad of up to to 8 players per game
  • Games last for .40mins with 4 players on the pitch
  • The game is usually played in a gymnasium on a regulation basketball court
  • Powerchairs are equipped with foot-guards to attack, defend and spin-kick
  • Each powerchair can cost up to £9000
  • One 13-inch (330mm) football is used to score goals and these cost approx £65 each
  • The sport improves the self-confidence & self-esteem of our players
  • Many of our players do not go out without their family or carers
  • The sport enables supportive friendships to be established and peer support to be gained
  • Our team and club is run solely by parents and volunteers
  • Fundraising events organised by by volunteers help towards covering participation costs
  • Generally fundraisers are parents, extended family and friends

CURRENT MUSCLE WARRIOR PFC TEAM MEMBERS

(as of September 2017)

Ryan O’Leary – No.2, Captain / Player

Nicky Baker – No.5

Rhys Mallet – No.6

Jack Morrell – No.8

Martin Button – No.10

Mitchell Gosling – No.11

Matin Nabi – No.12, Goalkeeper / Player

Daniel Holt – No.13

Tom Kelly – No.20

Gianluca Luisi – No.21

DEVELOPMENT PLAYERS

To be advised over the 2017/18 season

HONORARY MEMBERS*can no longer play due to health

Aaron Small*

Daniel Messenger*

TEAM MANAGER & COACHING STAFF

Barry O’Leary – Manager

Phil Morrell – Coach

Liam O’Leary – Assistant Coach

Karen O’Leary – Club Secretary

TRAINING DATES – 2017 / 2018 SEASON

LOCATION / VENUE
Everyone Active

Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
Horseshoe Lane, Garston, Watford, Herts, WD25 7HH

10/09/17 14:00 – 15:00 Aspire PFC 15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
17/09/17 Muscle Warriors PFC

& Development

(half the hall only)

15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
24/09/17 14:00 – 15:00 Aspire PFC 15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
08/10/17 14:00 – 15:00 Evergreen PFC 15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
15/10/17 Muscle Warriors PFC

& Development

(half the hall only)

15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
22/10/17 14:00 – 15:00 Evergreen PFC 15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
29/10/17 14:00 – 15:00 Aspire PFC 15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
05/11/17 14:00 – 15:00 Muscle Warriors PFC 15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
12/11/17 14:00 – 15:00 Aspire PFC 15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
19/11/17 Muscle Warriors PFC

& Development

(half the hall only)

15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
26/11/17 14:00 – 15:00 Evergreen PFC 15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
03/12/17 14:00 – 15:00 Aspire PFC 15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
10/12/17 14:00 – 15:00 Evergreen PFC 15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
14/01/18 14:00 – 15:00 Aspire PFC 15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
21/01/18 14:00 – 15:00 Evergreen PFC 15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
28/01/18 14:00 – 15:00 Aspire PFC 15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
11/02/18 14:00 – 15:00 Evergreen PFC 15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
18/02/18 14:00 – 15:00 Aspire PFC 15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
04/03/18 Muscle Warriors PFC

& Development

(half the hall only)

15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
11/03/18 14:00 – 15:00 Evergreen PFC 15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
18/03/18 14:00 – 15:00 Muscle Warriors PFC 15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
15/04/18 14:00 – 15:00 Aspire PFC 15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
22/04/18 Muscle Warriors PFC

& Development

(half the hall only)

15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
29/04/18 14:00 – 15:00 Evergreen PFC 15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
13/05/18 14:00 – 15:00 Aspire PFC 15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
20/05/18 14:00 – 15:00 Muscle Warriors PFC 15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
03/06/18 14:00 – 15:00 Evergreen PFC 15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
10/06/18 14:00 – 15:00 Aspire PFC 15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
17/06/18 14:00 – 15:00 Evergreen PFC 15:00 – 17:00 Watford Leisure Centre Woodside

NOTE: Individual teams may have extra training sessions on top of the normal scheduled training sessions. The Muscle Warriors PFC Team Manager will advise players if any training dates are changed or added.

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SOUTH EAST REGIONAL LEAGUE DATES

(as of September 2017)

Sun 1st October 2017 – Crawley (K2 Sports Centre)
Sun 7th January 2018 – Hatfield (University Herts, Sporting Village, De Havilland Campus)
Sun 25th February 2018 – Crawley (K2 Sports Centre)
Sun 25th March 2018 – Crawley (K2 Sports Centre)
Sun 8th April 2018 – Hatfield (University Herts, Sporting Village, De Havilland Campus)
Sun 6th May 2018 – Hatfield (University Herts), Sporting Village, De Havilland Campus)
Sun 27th May 2018 – Hatfield (University Herts), Sporting Village, De Havilland Campus)

NOTE

7 matches per division (2 for each team)
Matches will be played every Sunday
Timings for all above dates: 09:00hrs to 17:30hrs

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP DATES 2017/18

All National League matches are played at Nottingham Trent University:

Lee Westwood Sports Centre, Clifton Campus, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

The Championship sees 12 teams take part in England’s second tier of National League Powerchair football. Playing each other twice, teams compete to claim the Championship title or battle to maintain their National League status.

 

♦  2017/2018 DATES  

23-24/09/17    Championship (Weekend 1)
21-22/10/17    Championship (Weekend 2)
25-26/11/17    Championship (Weekend 3)

17-18/03/18    Championship (Weekend 4)
12-13/05/18    Championship (Weekend 5)

09/06/18     FINALS DAY (Both Divisions)

WANNA LEARN MORE ABOUT PFC?

CHECK OUT THE VIDEOS BELOW

Introduction to Powerchair Football

 

Inspiring Hearts, Engaging Minds – People’s Projects 2016

 

An innovative sporting partnership between Aspire Powerchair Sports Club (APSC) & The Muscle Help Foundation (MHF) Michael McGrath, CEO of The Muscle Help Foundation said:

“We’re continually learning about the sport of powerchair football, increasingly from several of our Muscle Dream beneficiaries who play for different clubs across the country. The partnership with Aspire PSC is an exciting one, underpinned by a real understanding of the benefits derived by actively participating in sport – there’s a great synergy and spirit reinforced by our charity’s STRONGER TOGETHER tagline as well as our distinctive Muscle Warriors club strip. The transfer window is always open for those that wish to join our growing tribe of Muscle Warriors across the country!”

Interested?
Wanna learn more and get involved? Wanna have a go?

Contact us if you would like to come along to one of our training sessions, have a go or simply learn a little more about our Muscle Warrior spirit from those already actively participating – it’s a fantastic sport, a lot of fun and everyone is most welcome!