Powerchair players show how it's done - Muscular Dystrophy Queensland

Powerchair players show how it’s done

We had a wonderful time last week, enjoying an afternoon with Broncos and Queensland Powerchair Football Association (QPFA) players.

Muscular Dystrophy Queensland Board Member Tristram Peters gathered a strong contingent of players to introduce Powerchair Football to two Broncos players Delouise Hoeter and Deine Mariner.

“These guys are crazy good at what they do. This has certainly gotten us out of our comfort zones, and it was great to try something that we’ve never done before,” Hoeter said.

Powerchair football is an adapted football form that involves teams of four players. To compete, players use powerchairs fitted with footguards, to pass, spin and kick a 13-inch football to score goals, usually on a basketball court

As the Charity Partner at the Broncos vs Dragons game, Sunday July 11, $15,000 was raised for Muscular Dystrophy Queensland in the 50/50 Raffle.

“The funds raised will go towards supporting those with neuromuscular disease in Queensland”, Peters said.

Peters credits the sporting opportunities he attended as a child with firing his passion for sport and establishing lifelong friendships. QPFA is always looking for players and volunteers. If you are interested in trying powerchair football, feel free to come along to the next QPFA come and try day on Saturday, October 15.