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Powerchair Football

Powerchair is a competitive team sport for people with disabilities who use power wheelchairs.

See Also:
Football, Wheelchair Football

An Overview of Powerchair Football

The game is played in a gymnasium on a regulation basketball court. Two teams of four players use powerchairs attempt to score goals against their opponents.


Visit www.thewfa.org.uk/findaclub.php to find your nearest club.


Players are required to use a powerchair with 4 or more wheels. The maximum allowable speed during a match is 10 km/h (6.2 mph), and the referees will inspect the players' speed before the match begins. A lap belt and foot guard are also required equipment. The ball is an oversized football, 13 inches in diameter.


  • Power Soccer was first played in France in the 1970s.
  • The first Powerchair Football World Cup was held in Tokyo, Japan in October 2007.

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National Governing Bodies

British Wheelchair Sports Foundation

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Community Sports Foundation

Norwich City Community Sports Foundation (CSF) is the official charity partner of Norwich City Football Club and helps over 38,000 people every year achieve their goals through sport, supporting some of the most disadvantaged, disabled and talented people