MORE THAN FOOTBALL | Powerchair Football Launch Event Success!

Published: 09/04/2024

Rotherham United Community Trust’s More Than Football department celebrated a landmark moment with the successful launch of their Powerchair Football provision at Rotherham Leisure Centre on Saturday the 6th of April. The event gathered widespread support, with over 50 attendees on the day, including representatives from the Sheffield & Hallamshire FA and the Wheelchair Football… Continue reading MORE THAN FOOTBALL | Powerchair Football Launch Event Success!

Rotherham United Community Trust’s More Than Football department celebrated a landmark moment with the successful launch of their Powerchair Football provision at Rotherham Leisure Centre on Saturday the 6th of April. The event gathered widespread support, with over 50 attendees on the day, including representatives from the Sheffield & Hallamshire FA and the Wheelchair Football Association (WFA).

The launch event showcased the Trust’s commitment to inclusivity and diversity within the local community. By introducing Powerchair Football, they aim to provide individuals with physical disabilities the opportunity to engage in football and experience the joy of playing competitively.

Attendees at the event were encouraged to get involved and try some activities, highlighting the dynamic nature of Powerchair Football for people with a variety of disabilities. WFA representatives showcased their skills and passion for the sport, inspiring others to get involved and embrace the inclusive spirit of the game.

Colan Leung, More Than Football Manager at Rotherham United Community Trust, expressed his excitement after the launch and its future impact on the local community:

“We are thrilled to introduce Powerchair Football to Rotherham and provide a platform for individuals with physical disabilities to participate in the sport they love. The overwhelming support we’ve received from the community, including the Sheffield & Hallamshire FA and the Wheelchair Football Association, is a testament to the importance of inclusivity in football. To see all of the smiles on the faces today of the young participants has been priceless, and to hear the feedback from parents and carers, we can not wait to kickstart the sessions in two weeks time.”

Representatives from the Sheffield & Hallamshire FA and the Wheelchair Football Association commended the Trust’s initiative and pledged their support in ensuring the programme’s success. They emphasised the collaborative efforts needed to promote accessibility and equality in football.

As the Powerchair Football program gains momentum, Rotherham United Community Trust looks forward to welcoming more participants and breaking down barriers to participation in football.

For more information about Rotherham United Community Trust’s Powerchair Football program and how to get involved, please email cleung@rotherhamunited.net.