Hereward College hosts first Powerchair Football competition in Coventry

Hereward College hosted and took part in the first Powerchair Football competition in the region on Sunday 3rd May.

Run by the Wheelchair Football Association (WFA), Powerchair Football competitions take place across the UK with participants competing in regional and national leagues.

This event is the first of its kind to take place in Coventry and the WFA are keen to increase the opportunity for people with disabilities to compete in sport in the Coventry and Warwickshire region.

Players from across Coventry and Birmingham came along to try their hand at the sport and play against both West Bromwich Albion Foundation and Northampton Powerchair teams.

A huge turnout saw some very competitive performances from both experienced and new players. Hereward College came away victorious in their first game ever beating Northampton 2-0.

Matthew Berry, Sports Activator at Hereward College said:

“It has been a fantastic day for the sport, and the support of students, staff and spectators created a huge amount of positive energy for the players. We are incredibly proud of the achievements of all who took part.

“The success of the event means that the WFA will look to further develop Powerchair Football access in Coventry and Warwickshire on a regular basis and create a local club.”

Photos of the event can be found here. The day was filmed by ex media student Jake Leonard – see the team in action: