Calling all budding Referees

 

EventOn the weekend of May 18/19 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 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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Muscular Dystrophy UK Scottish Conference

The Muscular Dystrophy UK Scottish Conference takes place this weekend 11th November at the Golden Jubilee Hotel, Glasgow ((Click here for more information)).

The Scottish Powerchair Football Association will be there to showcase our sport and highlight the benefits of playing and competing in a team sport.

If you are an SPFA player and can spare an hour or two around lunchtime to show off your skills please contact Garry (info@thespfa.org) as soon as possible, also any members of the committee (or clubs) available to assist throughout or part of the day please notify Garry Johnstone as soon as you can please.

Calling all budding Referee and Assistant Referees

If you like to help facilitate the beautiful game for those who are differently able, why not volunteer to become a referee or assistant referee in Powerchair Football.

The Scottish Powerchair Football Association (SPFA) will support and train you to become an official SPFA referee to support the National League and Cup competitions.

The SPFA are members of the European and International Powerchair Football Associations and there will be opportunities if required to progress to international standard.

The National competitions will require 6/7 days a year (normally Sundays – monthly), with 1/2 days for training annually. The international development would be at your own discretion.

Please email info@thespfa.org or use the contact portal on the website to register your interest, if you would like to know more about the sport please use the same contact details.

National Squad Development Day

On behalf of National Team coaches, Craig Peattie, Ryan Galloway and Garry Johnstone, well done to all who took part in todays event. The respect shown to all the coaches and fellow powerchair footballers was exemplary.

As coaches we would hope that as we try and steer you players in the direction we want to play our international game, we can only hope that as players you take the time to listen and try your best to achieve the objectives being set for you.

Every Player involved today without exception raised their game as required, and in spells despite this being our first training session there was some terrific play and goals scored. On behalf of your coaches we cant wait for the next session and the chance to take our game on another level.

Thanks to all the parents, carers and volunteers who again helped out in making sure our players strive to achieve the best of their ability.

Lastly, please note these national training and development days are facilitated by the Scottish Football Association under there Para Football, “PlayAbility” plan. Please take the time to read this document (on our previous posts) as this published plan is a framework to allow all to participate in football from cradle to grave irrespective of age, ability or disability. We may not be leaders on the pitch but we are certainly world leaders in terms of football for all.