After a long summer, the new season begins this coming Sunday, 9th of September, as the Dundee International Sport Centre hosts our first competition: The Scottish Powerchair Football – League Cup.
A draw will take place to begin the day, with the format being: 2 groups of 4. Each team will play against 2 teams from their group. The two who finish top will battle it out in the final. The two teams who finish second will play for third place. The fixtures will be drawn randomly starting at 1100hrs sharp.
All 8 teams from both leagues will take part except for Riverside PFC who are still preparing to compete in the National league next month.
The competition will see Championship sides Tayside Dynamos Yellow & Ayrshire Tigers Championship in action for the first time as they look to test themselves. Tayside Dynamos Blue come in as current holders, having a strong hold of the cup for the past couple of years, they will look to start the season strong, aiming to retain this important piece of silverware. But they face a huge challenge as the likes of Clyde Alba, just off the back of a league title win, are sure to fancy themselves, along with South Ayrshire Tiger Premiership who finished season strongly with some great football on show.
Glasgow Gladiators improved throughout last season, being the only team in the league to defeat Clyde Alba near the season end, showing just how far they have progressed. Could this be the tournament they come out on top?
Lothian Wolves enter the competition having had their first taste of silverware and this will be their first Cup challenge. Can they retain that winning mentality and surprise a few? With the ability shown in the Championship last season it’s certainly not beyond them…
Clyde Caledonia started last season off with a young team who had never played together, they come into the Cup having put a lot of work in, aiming to show off their best football in the first competition of the new season.
Mr Joe Fitzpatrick MSP, Scottish Minister for Health and Sport, will present the League Cup trophy.
In a Cup competition anything can happen, with shorter games at 10 mins each half, it’s set up in a way that means anyone can come out on top, with every team having a point to prove. Who doesn’t love a cup upset? Passion, competitiveness, skill and sportsmanship, Powerchair football is back!
We look forward to an exciting season ahead and it all kicks off this weekend in Dundee.