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One-nil to wheelchair football!

Worcester Editorial 18th Mar, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

THE THRILLS and spills of one of the fastest growing new disability sports were played out at a city venue.

People came away inspired from University of Worcester Arena last Saturday (March 15) after watching four Wheelchair Football Association (WFA) clubs go up and against each other in a cup competition.

Aspire PFC and Sporting Club Albion both booked their place in the semi finals with convincing victories over Nottingham PFC and Villa Rockets respectively.

The event also saw the WFA run taster sessions for youngsters with physical disabilities looking to get involved in wheelchair football, while spectators got the opportunity to jump in a chair and have a go themselves.

Chris Gordon, of WFA, said: “Overall the event was really successful, I was delighted to see so many individuals get involved in the WFA taster session and hopefully that stands us in good stead to produce a Worcester based team.

“I hope we can work closely with the University of Worcester Arena to stage Powerchair Football events in the future and continue to raise awareness for our sport.”

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