Vancouver Powersoccer

Powersoccer is an exciting sport played by individuals with many different types of disabilities. Anyone who uses a power wheelchair is eligible to play. Our sport has been played since the late ’70s and is currently being played here in BC, Quebec, the United States, Brazil, Australia, Europe and Asia.

Players use powerchairs equipped with footguards to manoeuvre a 13-inch soccer ball around other players with the objective of scoring the most goals to win the game. The sport is played in a gymnasium. Each team is allowed 4 players on the court at one time including the goalkeeper.

 

Rick Mercer tries out Powersoccer

 Powerchair Sports are exercise too

http://quest.mda.org/series/exercising-muscle-disease-series/are-power-chair-sports-really-exercise

HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT POWERSOCCER?

You can help in any of the following ways:

VOLUNTEER – Any one with an interest in enriching the lives of people with limited mobility. No experience required, however anyone who has had previous experience in coaching/ reffing sports is very much appreciated.

COACH

REFEREE

PARTICIPATE – Attend tournaments and fundraisers

DONATE – Your donation will help this unique program in areas such as sports equipment. equipment maintenance and repair, gym rental, transportation, personal attendant fees, registration fees, etc.

 

5 Vancouver Powersoccer athletes on 2017 TEAM CANADA

Meet the 5 Vancouver Powerchair Football athletes (Dale McLeod, Vanessa Chen, Lareina Yung, Ana Lu, Diane Lu) along with Head Coach Lianna Yung who have been selected on 2017 TEAM CANADA to represent our country at the 2017 FIPFA WORLD CUP in Florida in July.

Despite these athletes extraordinary challenges and life limiting conditions, they are determined to be their best on the world stage.

Stay tuned for more info as they prepare for this ultimate journey and travel to Orlando on July 1st.
What better way to celebrate our amazing country’s 150th birthday….. on CANADA DAY!!!

Please help us spread our campaign all across Canada by Donating, Liking and Sharing the below link:

www.gofundme.com/powerchaircanada

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!!!

And don’t forget: LIKE us on Facebook: Vancouver Powersoccer and Powerchair Football Canada

BC Team Defi 2016

John Nyce 1961 – 2016

Vancouver Lightning Team

33 Years’ of Powerchair Football History!

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In memory of Canada’s oldest Powerchair Football athlete, John Nyce 1961 – 2016.        Here he is in an historical photo back in 1983, on the far right, playing “Motorsoccer”, a precursor to “Powersoccer”, which of course helped develop the present-day much loved sport of Powerchair Football.

John loved his sport and was a very dedicated athlete who only ever missed a practice if his health or resources interfered with his heart’s delight!  He enjoyed the camaraderie with other athletes and had a good chuckle watching the enthusiasm of his younger teammates, as young as age 4, show the world what to do when life gives you a disability – use it to score goals!  Over the years John participated in numerous tournaments, starting with the 1983 BC Disability Games and more recently in Penticton, Kamloops and Surrey.

Thank you, John, for your example of living up to the “Soccer for Life” long-term athlete development model.

Why Play Powersoccer?

 

– make new friends

– Master a new skill

– learn about teamwork and leadership

– gain independence and communication skills

– Play recreationally and/ or competitively

– Participate locally to world wide

THANK YOU TO POWERSOCCER SUPPORTERS

The Greater Vancouver area powersoccer players would like to thank you for your support in helping these players participate in this rewarding sport. Your involvement is greatly appreciated and your donation will go towards their travel costs for the upcoming tournament.

Thank you to all the volunteers and the following donators for the Pub Night Fundraiser

on March 1, 2014.

John Marks

Park Road Liquor Store

Shoppers Drug Mart (Granville St.)

Famoso Pizzeria

Nesters Market (Main St.)

BC Lions

Whitecaps FC

JJ Bean (Main St.)

Wellscan Company

Wonderbucks (Commercial Dr. )

Dilly Dally Toys

49th Parallel Roasters

Loren, Nancke & Company

Enoteca Bacco Importers

Patti Goss (RemaxAdvantage Reality, New West)

Wes Goss

McLeod Family

Galvani Family

Lu Family

Melanie Pudlas

Cindy Balayewich

Brian and JaniceMarks

Burnaby FirefighterClub

 

 

NEW BURNABY POWERSOCCER TEAM

A NEW Powersoccer team has started in Burnaby.

The City of Burnaby Parks and Rec has organized a program for powerchair users to participate in the team sport of Powersoccer.

This program will be held in the brand new Edmonds Community Centre which provides other opportunities such as accessible pool and weight room.

There is no need to pre-register as this is a Drop-In program with a user fee for each visit.

 

Powersoccer will provide a great opportunity to master a new skill, build self confidence, learn about teamwork, experience the sport environment. become part of a supportive community, make new friends, and have fun!

 

DATE:        January 18 – March 29, 2014   ( NO practice on Feb 1 )

 

TIME:        Saturdays at 12:30 – 2:30 pm

 

WHERE:   Edmonds Community Centre

7433 Edmonds Street

Burnaby, BC

Near Highgate (Middlegate) Shopping Plaza on Kingsway

 

For more info, please contact Aaron at #778-387-2540.

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