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Constables Mobility sponsors Powerchair Football League

A sponsorship deal has been agreed between a leading provider of wheelchair accessible cars and the organisers of a competitive sport for young wheelchair users.

 
PRLog - Oct. 8, 2012 - Constables Mobility is sponsoring The North-West Powerchair Football League which includes 13 teams from around the region who play monthly tournaments in Bolton, Lancashire. The sponsorship covers venue hire, balls, referees’ fees, medals and trophies.

Powerchair football, also known as wheelchair football, is a competitive team sport for people with disabilities who use power wheelchairs. Two teams of four players use powerchairs equipped with footguards to attack, defend and spin-kick a 330mm football in an attempt to score goals. It is currently the only sport for people who use powerchairs and competitors hope that it will be accepted as a Paralympic sport for the 2020 games.

David Constable, Managing Director of Constables Mobility, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring this league. It’s a fantastic sport which gives many disabled youngsters a chance to play competitive sport for the first time and provides them with so much joy and satisfaction. It’s also important for the families to be able to go to events where they can meet, share information and support each other.”

Mark Clayton, Chairman of the North-West Powerchair Football League, added: “We’re very grateful to Constables Mobility for sponsoring the league. I believe the company is the perfect choice of sponsor as they do so much to help wheelchair users and their families lead easier lives.

“My son Jamie started playing in 2007 and there was a lack of competitive opportunities, so I started the league in 2009 with funding from my own business. Since then the interest has grown along with the need for funding.”

Powerchair Football was first played in France in the 1970s. It then spread around Europe and to America. The North-West Powerchair Football League is the largest regional league  in the UK with 13 teams playing across two divisions - Premiership and Championship. The teams within each division play each other to determine the division winners at the end of the season. The 2012 season began on the 9th September and runs through until May 2013.

The Wheelchair Football Association governs the sport and The North-West Powerchair Football league is run entirely by volunteers and affiliated to Manchester Football Association.

There are 13 teams, the first six are premiership teams and the second seven are championship teams. They include the: Bolton Bullets; Sale Academics; Sale Engineers; Everton; Oldham Wheelies A; Silver Bullets; Bolton Jets; Oakwood Eagles; Oldham Wheelies B; Sale Mancs; Telford; Yorkshire A and Yorkshire B.

Constables Mobility is one of the UK's leading manufacturers and suppliers of rear access wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) for one or two wheelchair users and has the largest range of flexible seating options in the WAV industry.

Constables combines expertly engineered conversions at affordable prices giving wheelchair users choice and flexibility when searching for a disabled vehicle that is both driver friendly and will comfortably carry the driver, wheelchair user and several additional passengers.  

Contact Constables on 0800 222 9000 to book a free demonstration at your home, work, business or school, or visit www.constablesmobility.com

ENDS

Note to editors: There is a tournament at Smithills Sports Centre, Smithills Dean Road, Bolton BL1 6JS this Sunday October 7th when the sponsorship will be launched.

Thirteen teams from across the North West will be competing. Tournaments take place monthly.

For more information or to request an image from the visit contact Suzi Christie at Blueberry PR on 01435 830031 or e-mail suzi@blueberry-pr.co.uk The Chairman Mark Clayton is available for interview as well as representatives from Constables.

Background

Powerchair Football, also known as Wheelchair Football, is a competitive team sport for people with disabilities who use power wheelchairs. Two teams of four players use powerchairs equipped with footguards to attack, defend, and spin-kick a 330mm football in an attempt to score goals. It is currently the only sport for people who use powerchairs and competitors hope that next year it will be a Paralympic sport.

Powerchair Football was first played in France in the 1970s. It then spread around Europe and to America.  The North-West Powerchair Football League is the biggest in the UK with 13 teams playing across two divisions - Premiership and Championship.

The teams within each division will play against each other a number of times throughout the season to determine division winners at the end of the season. The 2012 season begins on the 9th September and runs through until May 2013. Each tournament attracts 80 to 100 spectators.

The Wheelchair Football Association governs the sport. The North-West Powerchair Football league is run entirely by volunteers and is affiliated to Manchester Football Association.

There are 13 teams, the first six are premiership teams and the second seven are championship teams.

1.   Bolton Bullets
2.   Sale Academics
3.   Sale Engineers
4.   Everton
5.   Oldham Wheelies A
6.   Silver Bullets
7.   Bolton Jets
8.   Oakwood Eagles
9.   Oldham Wheelies B
10.   Sale Mancs
11.   Telford
12.   Yorkshire A
13.   Yorkshire B

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