Powerchair Football Club

If you have Muscular Dystrophy or know someone with the condition who might like to come along and see what powerchair football is all about, be sure you contact us and we’ll look forward to sharing the magic of the beautiful game! The health and safety of our Muscle Warriors Powerchair Football community is paramount, especially at this time.

Watched powerchair football before?
Wanna come along, have a go and get involved?
Wanna be a Muscle Warrior PFC Team Player or Volunteer for our club?

Aspire Powerchair Sports Club has four Powerchair Football Teams, namely: Aspire PFC, Aspire Lions PFC (development), Evergreen PFC & Muscle Warriors PFC

MUSCLE WARRIORS POWERCHAIR FOOTBALL CLUB … FACTOIDS

  • The charity has a powerchair football 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
  • You can 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 Oaklands College, St Albans (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 muscular dystrophy
  • 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
  • Participating also improves communication skills (listening & responding) & teamwork
  • Many of our players are often isolated; they 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 volunteers help towards covering participation costs
  • Generally fundraisers are parents, extended family and friends

MUSCLE WARRIOR PFC TEAM MEMBERS

2021 / 2022 SEASON

Ryan O’Leary – No.2

Rhys MalletNo.6, Captain

Jack MorrellNo.8

Shay Murray – No.9

Martin Button – No.10, Goalkeeper / Player

Mitchell Gosling No.11

Tom KellyNo.20

Gianluca Luisi – No.21

HONORARY MEMBERS*

Daniel Messenger No.3

Aaron Small* No.5

Elliot Mears* – No.9

FOREVER TEAM MEMBERS

Charlie Wilkinson RIP – No.4

Matin Nabi RIP – No.12

Barry O’Leary RIP – Manager, Muscle Warriors PFC 2012-2019

Phil Morrell RIP – Coach, Muscle Warriors PFC 2013-2021

TEAM MANAGER & COACHING STAFF

Liam O’Leary
Manager, Muscle Warriors PFC

Alan Murray
Assistant Coach, WFA Referee

Karen O’Leary
Club Secretary, Muscle Warriors PFC, M: 07778 215418

First Aider & Welfare, Safeguarding, Accommodation, Kit
Fundraising Committee, Aspire PFC
Training is held on Sunday mornings 9-12am
Oaklands College, Hatfield Road Oaklands, St Albans, AL4 0JA

2021 / 2022 SEASON TRAINING DATES

LOCATION / VENUE
Oaklands College (St Albans Campus)
Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire
AL4 0JA Sat Nav: AL4 0XS

DATETIME FOR HALF THE HALLTEAM USING THE EXTRA SLOT – ON A ROTATIME FOR THE WHOLE HALLVENUE

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.

 

SOUTH EAST REGIONAL LEAGUE

2021 / 2022 SEASON DATES

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

All National League matches are played at Nottingham Trent University – address below:

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.

 

2021 / 2022 SEASON DATES

SEE WHAT POWERCHAIR FOOTBALL IS ALL ABOUT

WATCH THE VIDEOS BELOW & GET IN TOUCH … happy viewing!

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 – Michael McGrath, CEO of the charity commented:

“Here at The Muscle Help Foundation, we’re continually learning about the fantastic 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 a special one, underpinned by a deep understanding of the benefits derived by actively participating in sport. Over many years, I’ve witnessed the transformational power of sport, of being a part of a team and having a shared experience – there’s a great synergy, a positive spirit and a lot of fun associated with being a part of the charity’s Muscle Warriors PFC. This is reinforced by the our STRONGER TOGETHER tagline as well as our distinctive Muscle Warriors club strip. I’d like everyone to know that our transfer window is always open for those that wish to join the club! Best of luck to the team for the 2021/22 season!”

Interested?
Wanna learn more and get involved? Wanna have a go? Wanna volunteer for our club?

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 brilliant sport and there’s a tremendous team camaraderie. Everyone is most welcome!

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