The Australian Powerchair Football Association (QPFA), in conjunction with the Queensland Powerchair Football Association (QPFA), is proud to announce that Queensland will be hosting its first ever National Championships in Brisbane, September 24-30 - and we need your help!
What is powerchair football?
Powerchair football is soccer for people who use powerchairs in their everyday life. It’s played across 20 minute halves on a basketball-size court between two teams of four athletes, who use their powerchairs to pass, tackle and kick the ball to score or prevent their opposition from scoring.
Being all inclusive, yet fiercely competitive, its growing success has seen it reach the final stage of the application process for the 2024 Paralympic Games, with a final decision to be made in December. If you would like to know more, please visit www.qpfa.org.au.
But most exciting of all, APFA and QPFA are readying Queensland's first ever National Championships in September this year!
The 2018 APFA National Championships will be held at Brisbane State High School, South Brisbane, from September 24-30. The Championships will feature teams from Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, and sides from New Zealand.
Matches will be played from 10.00am-5.00pm on Tuesday 25 September to Saturday 29 September, We'll also be broadcasting every game!
Why does this matter?
We strongly believe that sport is a central part of Australian society and that the opportunity to participate should be extended to more members of our community. The National Championship will promote our sport to a new audience and attract new players, introducing them to the benefits of participating in team sport.
We also believe our Championship can continue the Commonwealth Game’s legacy of inclusion, which was the first to have para-sports run simultaneously at the event. For our athletes, their disabilities simply don't matter.
More than anything, we wish to showcase to our community the very best powerchair football athletes in Australia and New Zealand, giving them the opportunity to compete at the highest level.
Help us make all this possible!