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About Us

Melbourne City Powerchair Team was established in 2015 and competes in the Victorian Powerchair League which is facilitated by Powerchair Sports Victoria

Powerchair Football is a competitive team sport designed and developed specifically for powerchair / electric wheelchair users. These participants include persons with quadriplegia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, head trauma, stroke, spinal cord injury and other disabilities.
 

Powerchair Football combines the skill of the wheelchair user with the speed and power of the chair itself. The sport is played on an indoor basketball court. Two teams of four power chair users attack, defend, and spin-kick a 13-inch (33cm) soccer ball in an attempt to score goals.

Our club welcomes all ages, all genders, and all abilities to join us. You can keep up-to-date with the team's activities on our Facebook page.

A team photo of Melbourne City Powerchair Team at the conclusion of the 2022/23 season. 7 athletes are in their powerchairs next to each other posing for a team photo.

OUR HISTORY

The team was established in 2015 when two local fans Luke David and Craig Kilby approached the Melbourne City Football Club and City in the Community to become the first Powerchair Football team in Victoria. Since 2015, they have won the Premiership in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2022 and 2022/23. They have also been Champions in 2018, 2019, and 2021.

The team has competed at four APFA Club Championships in Sydney in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

GOVERNING BODIES

The sport is structured in a similar way to the running game. Powerchair Sports Victoria is the State Governing Body, the Australian Powerchair Football Association is the National Governing body for Powerchair Football in Australia, and FIPFA, the Global Governing Body. 

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