The Hull & East Yorkshire Powerchair Football Club is the first and only one of its kind in the region. Formerly the East Riding Electric Eels, the club was formed in 2012 and has since grown significantly with a range of players who play at different levels, from National League to Regional League.
What is powerchair football?
Powerchair Football is an inclusive sport for people with a physical disability to enjoy a fast paced game, build confidence and be part of a team. Some of the players in the Electric Eels previously struggled to find a team sport they could play independently due to their disability. Where sports like Wheelchair Basketball have prevented some players taking part, they have now found a place where they can thrive in the Hull & East Yorkshire Powerchair Football Club. The club is open to all people who want to play powerchair football either socially or competitively despite their age or gender.
The Hull & East Yorkshire Powerchair Football Club has proven to not only be a place for competitive sport, but a great environment socially for the player and those who come along to the training and matches. The PFC has become a community where its players and their friends, families and care givers can socialise and connect with each other.
The club aims to support those wanting to take part in Powerchair Football with coaching and training sessions. We at Opera believe the club is doing amazing work in enhancing the lives of its players and their families, care givers and friends. As a leading provider of Care Beds and Mattresses, our mission is to enhance lives and deliver comfort to people with physical disabilities. Therefore, we are delighted to have joined the Electric Eels 100 Club to support the Hull & East Yorkshire Powerchair Football Club and we look forward to cheering on the team in their future matches.
Want to know more?
If you would like to join the Hull & East Yorkshire Powerchair Football Club or learn more about them, please visit their website for more information. If you would like to donate so the club can continue to offer amazing opportunities for people with a physical disability, visit their Just Giving page.