Telford Powerchair Football club became the first disability club to play under the AFC Telford United banner following a partnership formed with AFC Telford United, TCAT College, Telford and Wrekin Council and the Shropshire FA in 2011, which has given the club professional support and guidance resulting in the club achieving Charter Standard.
The Club has started outreach projects with the support of ican2, taking wheelchair football to disabled youths at local schools which has resulted in 4 new players so far.
Telford PFC now has its first main sponsor with very generous support from the TTC Group, a new shirt is being designed by the players with TTC Group and AFC Telford logos.
It is exciting times on the pitch too, with performances far exceeding expectations. Last year the team finished bottom of both the Regional League (based in Birmingham) and the National League (based in Nottingham) with only 1 win in either leagues all season, scoring only 4 goals. This year however we are top of our Regional League with 8 wins from 8 games and in the National League we are 5th of 10 with 4 wins and 4 losses having scored 24 goals with half the season still to go.
The team received 4 new sports powerchairs from the Lady Taverners last year. The club are currently in the process of funding another powerchair which will mean all our new players will have a chair to play in.
The club's fantastic expansion in the community is not without its problems though, according to club chairman Julian Harrison;
"If we carry on growing at this speed we will soon need a larger training facility!" he commented.
For more information about Telford Powerchair Football Club or to register your interest to attend a session, contact Andy Pike on firstname.lastname@example.org