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British Wheelchair Sports Foundation

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What is Powerchair Football?

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

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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