Farnham Powerchair Football Club (FPFC)
Helping people with disability enjoy the sport of powerchair football
Farnham Powerchair Football Club (FPFC) offers children and adults with physical disabilities the opportunity to experience team-based sport and play powerchair football. Many are often excluded from clubs – and even school-based PE – due to their physical disabilities and lack of specialist equipment.
The Axis Foundation donated £6,775 to buy the club a new power wheelchair for their squad. Up to now, the club has been borrowing wheelchairs: owning their own Powerchairs enables them to help a growing number of children and adults, disadvantaged by their disabilities, enjoy a team sport in a safe, inclusive environment
“Thank you so much for this, we are thrilled, this will make a real difference to the Club, especially when we enter the South East League season in September. We have already seen massive benefits with many of the players gaining confidence, enjoyment and improvements with their mental health through powerchair football. The new powerchair we can buy with your donation means more players progress their skills and confidence both within the club environment and at matches. Massive thanks once again!” – Sue Barnley, Secretary
More about Farnham Powerchair Football Club
Farnham Powerchair Football Club, based in Waverley, Surrey has a squad of 10 players and attracts other family members as well as players from the surrounding counties and London, some travelling 50 mins to come and play each week.
There is more about their work here.