Watched powerchair football before?
Want to come along and have a go?
Maybe you would like to get involved as a volunteer or a coach?
Perhaps you have some time to support our Club Secretary in helping with team comms?
Or maybe you want to join the Muscle Warriors PFC as a team player?
Aspire Powerchair Sports Club has four powerchair football teams, namely:
Aspire Lions PFC (development)
Muscle Warriors PFC
MUSCLE WARRIORS PFC – TEAM MEMBERS
2023 / 2024 SEASON
Mitchell Gosling – No.1
Ryan O’Leary – No.2
Rhys Mallet – No.6, Captain
Jacob Vickers – No.7
Shay Murray – No.9
Gianluca Luisi – No.21
Rikin Shah – No.23
Dillon Parmar – No.24
Daniel Messenger – No.3
Elliot Mears* – No.9
FOREVER TEAM MEMBERS
Charlie Wilkinson RIP – No.4
Aaron Small RIP – No.5
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
First Aider & Welfare, Safeguarding, Accommodation, Kit
The Wheelchair Football Association (The WFA) believes that everyone can play a part in changing lives through the power of football. Powerchair Football is a unique sport that provides opportunities for people with a high level of impairment to access the game of football. It is the only active team participation sport for people who use electric wheelchairs.
The sport is fast-paced, dynamic and very enjoyable to watch. Due to the unique nature of the Powerchair Football, it allows all ages, disabilities and both genders to compete together. Powerchair Football enables disabled people to take part in regular activity and provides them with competition – something that the majority will never have, or rarely, experienced before due to their impairment. As a result, it builds key life skills such as teamwork and communication.
Powerchair football creates a great social opportunity for players and their families as they experience the highs and lows of participating in the nation’s favourite sport. It brings strangers together, many of whom have similar stories and life experiences, creating friendships and bonds which last a lifetime.
Heading on over to: www.thewfa.org.uk
Founder & CEO of the Muscle Help Foundation charity, Michael McGrath, said:
“Here at The Muscle Help Foundation, we’re continuing to learn about the brilliant sport of powerchair football, increasingly from several of our Muscle Dream beneficiaries who play for different clubs across the UK. The partnership with Aspire Powerchair Sports Club 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 I’m told by both players and families alike that not only is it a lot of fun but they also feel connected, that there’s a shared sense of community in being a part of a wider ‘family’. This is reinforced by the our STRONGER TOGETHER tagline as well as our distinctive Muscle Warriors club strip. Our transfer window is always open for those that wish to explore what it means to be a Muscle Warrior! Best of luck to the team for the next season!”
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 the Muscle Warrior spirit from those in the team who are actively participating – it’s a fantastic sport, there’s a tremendous team camaraderie and everyone is most welcome! #StrongerTogether