Middlesbrough Powerchair Football Club

Spotlight: Middlesbrough Powerchair Football Club

We shine a spotlight on Middlesbrough Powerchair Football Club’s recent success.

2023-24 was an incredible season for Middlesbrough Powerchair Football Club, as the club enjoyed significant success on the pitch, winning promotion to the Wheelchair Football Association’s National Premiership League.

For the uninitiated, Powerchair Football is a format of disability football, which Middlesbrough have been at the forefront of delivering to players across the region. This small-sided indoor format of the game is played in electric wheelchairs. The ball is larger, and there is no crossbar on the goal. However, to date, it is the only active team participation sport that is accessible to those that use electric wheelchairs.

Following an excellent season, Middlesbrough finished second in the National Championship League with 43 points. The side won 12 of their 22 games, scoring a hugely impressive 46 goals, while only conceding nine. Drawing a further seven matches and losing just three, Middlesbrough’s second-place finish was enough to clinch promotion to the Premiership League; a remarkable achievement for the young team.

The feat is made more impressive considering two of the squad’s seven players missed nine games as they recovered from major surgery.

“I am so proud of the players,” said the team’s head coach, Carolyn Bean. 

“They have all improved so much during the season, showing they can play some brilliant football. We can’t wait to play in the National Premiership. There’s no better way to learn than to play against the best Powerchair footballers in the country.”

Congratulations to all at Middlesbrough Powerchair Football Club on their incredible accomplishment this season – and best of luck in the Premiership next year.

To find out more about Middlesbrough Powerchair Football Club, please visit www.boropfc.co.uk