Powerchair Football

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 2017

  • The Muscle Help Foundation has a club called Muscle Warriors PFC
  • We’re called Muscle Warriors to help promote awareness of our charity
  • And by default, our aim is to also help raise awareness of muscular dystrophy
  • 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
  • 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 March 2017)

Ryan O’Leary – No.2, Captain / Player

Nicky Baker – No.5

Rhys Mallet – No.6

Jack Morrell – No.8

Elliot Mears – No.9

Martin Button – No.10

Mitchell Gosling – No.11

Matin Nabi – No.12, Goalkeeper / Player

Tom Kelly – No.20

DEVELOPMENT PLAYERS

Jasper Grannum – No.7

William Arnott – No.14

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

DATE                                   TIME

05/03/17                        14:00 – 15:00
19/03/17                        14:00 – 15:00
02/04/17                        14:00 – 15:00
09/04/17                        14:00 – 17:00
23/04/17                        14:00 – 15:00
28/05/17                        14:00 – 15:00
18/06/17                        14:00 – 15:00
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 March 2017)

Sun 26th March 2017 – Crawley (K2 Sports Centre)
Sun 7th May 2017 – Hatfield (University Herts, Sporting Village, De Havilland Campus)
Sun 4th June 2017 – Hatfield (University Herts), Sporting Village, De Havilland Campus)

NOTE

7 matches per division (2 for each team)
Matches will be played every Sunday
First match 09.30hrs, last match 16.30hrs

 

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 DATES  

18-19/03/17    Championship (Weekend 4)

20-21/05/17    Championship (Weekend 5)

 

10/06/17    FINALS DAY (Both Divisions)

23-24/09/17    Championship (Weekend 1)

21-22/10/17    Championship (Weekend 2)

25-26/11/17    Championship (Weekend 3)

♦  2018 DATES

17-18/03/18    Championship (Weekend 4)

12-13/05/18    Championship (Weekend 5)

9/06/18    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!