The PEAK in Stirling hosted a remarkable event on Wednesday 20 September, as Active Stirling organised a Powerchair Football Festival for children and young people.
The festival aimed to provide a platform for children and young people who are powerchair and manual wheelchair users to actively participate in the thrilling sport of Powerchair Football. This inclusive event welcomed individuals of all abilities and showcased the inclusive nature of the sport.
Delivered by Active Stirling, supported by the Scottish Powerchair Football Association, the Powerchair Football Festival featured the participation of local children and young people, who were joined by two Scotland Squad players who provided support and guidance throughout the event. Their presence added an extra layer of excitement and inspiration for the participants, as they witnessed first-hand the skill and dedication required to compete at the highest level.
I would like to thank Craig Peattie from Scottish Powerchair Football, and Kyle Steer and Robbie Martin, Scottish Powerchair Scotland players. All the participants had a great time at the festival, learning new skills and making new friends. It was great to see all participants having fun and developing new skills in the sport of Powerchair.
Watch all the action below!
Through this festival, Active Stirling aimed to raise awareness about the sport of Powerchair Football and its potential to transform the lives of those living with mobility challenges. The organisation believes that by showcasing the sport's inclusive nature, more individuals will be encouraged to get involved and experience the physical and emotional benefits of participation.
Powerchair Football is a sport specifically designed for individuals with powerchair or manual wheelchair mobility. It enables them to experience the camaraderie, teamwork, and joy associated with participating in a team sport. For further details on the SportAbility Programme please email Graham Harvey on email@example.com.
Image 1 – L-R - Alfie McAusland, Frazer Richardson, Zac Cameron, Somhairlie McMenemy , Robbie Martin and Alyssa Mclean
Image 2 – L-R - Ellie McLaren
Image 3 – L-R - Frazer Richardson.