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Support Powerchair Football in Scotland through Classification

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On the weekend of May 19/20 The SPFA in conjunction with the European Powerchair Football Association (EPFA) will be hosting a weekend of Powerchair football at the Sports Scotland Inverclyde National training Centre.
We are looking for anyone who would like to get involved in Powerchair football through classification. We currently play in a National League with a Scottish and League Cup events. The League and Scottish Cup match days are currently held in the Peak in Stirling throughout the football season. The sport is supported through the SFA’s Para Football Affiliated National Association.
As part of this weekend in May we will be supported by Classifiers from the EPFA who will be classifying a number of our players and will also train classifiers who would then be expected to carry out a full programme of classification with all current players and continuing with any new players. They would also maintain a classification master list for all players. This would be an ideal role for anyone with a medical background, perhaps an Occupational Therapist or Physio. The role is not restricted though so if you are keen to support we would welcome your assistance.

The purpose of the FIPFA Classification System is to minimise the impact of impairment on the outcome of competition, therefore the players who succeed in competition do so on the basis of their sporting ability.
To achieve this purpose, players are evaluated and put into sport classes according to the extent of activity limitation resulting from their impairment.
More specifically, this System has a dual purpose:

  • Determine Eligibility to Compete
  • Group Athletes for Competition

If you’re interested and can commit to attending match days or visiting clubs then please let us know.

I can honestly say when you see the teams play you will be hooked so get in touch if you are interested, let us know either by:

e-mail – info@thespfa.org
twitter – @The_SPFA
Facebook – Scottish Powerchair Football Association
Or simply comment below
We look forward to hearing from you

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Calling all budding Referees

 

EventOn the weekend of May 19/20 The SPFA in conjunction with SFA Para-Football and the European Powerchair Football Association (EPFA) will be hosting a weekend of Powerchair football at the Sports Scotland Inverclyde National training Centre.
We are looking for anyone who would like to get involved in Powerchair football through refereeing. We currently play in a National League with a Scottish and League Cup events. The League and Scottish Cup match days are currently held in the Peak in Stirling throughout the football season. The sport is supported through the SFA’s Para Football Affiliated National Association.
If you’re interested and can commit to attending Match Days then please let us know.
As part of this weekend in May we will be holding a 2 day EPFA Accredited Referee course. This will support any budding referees to then progress, with support from the SPFA’s Head Referee to either refereeing and/or running the line in what is a fantastic sport with inspiring players.
You’re accommodation and meals would be covered for the weekend and we are currently looking at a remuneration package for trained referees during match days.
I can honestly say when you see the teams play you will be hooked so get in touch if you are interested, Places are limited so please let us know either by:
e-mail – info@thespfa.org
twitter – @The_SPFA
Facebook – Scottish Powerchair Football Association
We look forward to hearing from you

 

MDUK Family Event

Fancy trying out some disability sports and finding out what’s available near you? Join Muscular Dystrophy UK for a family fun sports day on Saturday 7 April, from 1pm to 4pm at the Peak in Stirling. It’s free of charge.

Scottish Disability Sports will give you the chance to try out a range of different disability sports, and will let you know what clubs and teams there are near you. Kids will have the chance to try out different activities, such as Powerchair football, Boccia and Swimming.

You’ll also all have the chance to meet other Scottish families, and enjoy some arts and crafts, children’s activities and face-painting.

The PEAK is a brand new indoor complex, which is wheelchair accessible and has onsite parking. Part of the Stirling Sports Village in Forthside, it offers swimming pools, ice rink, climbing wall, sport halls, a fitness suite and a café (Zak’s Kitchen) to eat in or take away.

PAMIS, who have recently acquired the first mobile Changing Places toilet in Scotland (the Pamiloo), will also be supporting the event. Contact PAMIS if you need fully accessible toileting facilities at any events you’re planning.

If you would like to attend please contact

Jackie Munro (MDUK) –  j.munro@musculardystrophyuk.orgDSC_0139

 

Update to fixtures

Following the recent postponement of the fixtures scheduled on March 18th a decision has been made on rescheduling.

We have been in liaison with the Peak to find a suitable alternative date, unfortunately due to limited availability this has not been possible. Therefore the fixtures scheduled for March 18th will now be played on April 15th. The fixtures scheduled for April 15th will now be played on May 27th.

May 27th was originally scheduled to be the Scottish Cup. Clearly we cannot fulfil all league and cup fixtures over two match days, therefore the Scottish Cup will be postponed. A further decision on this event will be notified in due course.

Revised Fixture list

Fixtures 4&5

Matchday 4 Postponed

Good morning

 

This is to advise that due to travel problems around the Central belt and Edinburgh in particular we have made the decision to postpone today’s event in Stirling.

We apologise for the inconvenience and will update you with new fixture plans as soon as we can

 

Willie Pettigrew

SPFA Chairperson

MDUK Scottish Premiership & Championship Matchday 3 Results

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Matchday 3 of the season saw the start of the Play Offs with the Premiership seeing the first competitive games at 10k with three teams competing for the Championship trophy.
The day started with a word of thanks to our outgoing Chairperson Garry Johnstone who unfortunately had to step down.
The Premiership games opened with a tightly contested 2-0 victory for current champions Tayside Dynamos over South Ayrshire Tigers who started the day at the top of the league. At the same time Lothian Wolves were turning on the style with some great play to earn a comfortable win over Clyde Caledonia.
Clyde Alba and Glasgow Gladiators were up next in the Premiership with Alba coming out 2-0 winners, meanwhile in the Championship, Glasgow Galdiators, Bravehearts were showing some style of their own as they narrowly won by a goal to nil over Lothian Wolves.
Clyde Alba picked up their second win of the day, beating South Ayrshire Tigers 4-1. A win that would see them replace Tigers at the top of the table. Bravehearts meantime proved too strong for Caledonia as they picked up their second win of the day in a bruising encounter.
Tayside finished the day as they started with a 2-0 win, this time over Glasgow Gladiators.
The day also so the introduction of Development Time in the middle of the day, this is hoped to help integrate players from all teams as well as help develop budding player coaches and referees.
So both leagues are warming up for another close battle with Clyde Alba and Lothian Wolves currently leading the way in their respective leagues.Premiership Table M3Championship Table M3

SPFA Development Days – Advance note for your diaries.

The weekend of 19/20 May 2018 will see the SPFA in association with SFA Para-Football host a weekend of development for coaches, referees and players.

More details will follow, however the plans will include FIPFA/EPFA International classification for all players involved in the SPFA, approved referee and coaching course and lastly but most importantly player development.

The weekend of development will take place at the Inverclyde National Training Centre at Largs (www.nationalcentreinverclyde.org.uk), in Associaction with SFA PAra-Football and will be supported by the International Powerchair Associations EPFA/FIPFA.

Please take note for diaries, weekend intinerary of events to follow……..

MDUK Scottish Premiership. Matchday(2)-Results.

Another hectic day in the Muscular Dystrophy Scottish Premiership at the Peak in Stirling for Matchday 2.

Plenty of goals and some terrific performances particularly from Clyde Alba, Glasgow Gladiators and new league leaders the South Ayrshire Tigers, they will be joined by current champions Tayside Dynamos in the new 10K play off matches for the MDUK Scottish Premiership title.

Not forgetting Glasgow Gladiator Bravehearts, Lothian Wolves and Clyde Caledonia who will compete in the 6K MDUK Scottish Championship, which will be no less competitive.

Good luck to all when the plays-offs commence after the Winter break.

Special thanks to those who volunteered to step up to support our game by taking on roles as officials, along with our existing referees they deserve a huge amount of credit for what is a mostly thankless and very difficult task, as ever they should be respected for the role they play in facilitating our game.

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MDUK Scottish Conference 2017

@TheSPFA spent the day today at the #MDUKConf17, thanks to @TaysideDynamos and @Clydepowerchair for representing the Scottish Powerchair Football Association.

It was fantastic show casing our sport and meeting lots of new friends, particular thanks to Tom and Krishan for looking after us and thanks again to Muscular Dystrophy UK (& friends) for their support.

Lastly well done to Lewis for winning the penalty challenge, 3 penalties bang on the money with a maximum 150 points.

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