Wheelchair football: the Paralympic legacy continues into 2015

While 2012’s London games are now a distant memory to many and all eyes are starting to look towards Brazil 2016, the Paralympic legacy in the UK is still evident three years later and sport for people with disabilities is going from strength to strength. Recent news reports from across the country show that we’re seeing a growth in wheelchair football teams, and that these teams are looking for new members to come along and get involved.

If you’re an electric wheelchair user looking for a fun new activity, wheelchair football offers a change to meet new people, engage in a fun competitive sport and compete against others. Watford Football Club and Bury Rangers announced earlier this week that they are funding and supporting football clubs for children with disabilities, while the Charioteers Wheelchair Football Club in Ipswich are currently looking for adults who wish to get involved and set up a league. Also in the news this month was Nathan Mattick from Cheltenham, who has been approved as a referee for local league games by disabled and able-bodied soccer teams.

Keeping active and independent is important, and joining a sports team can help you with this. With a great focus on disabled sport and funding being allocated to extend these activities as part of the Olympic legacy, electric wheelchair users are finding more and more opportunities to take part in sport. If you’d like to know more, get online and look up your local team today. Need a higher-powered electric wheelchair to drive you to sporting success? Get in touch with Pro Rider Mobility and see what we can offer you.

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