Chairperson of the Scottish Powerchair Football Association is Craig Peattie.
Personal aim for SPFA:
To provide the opportunity for wheelchair users across the country to think of themselves as footballers with dreams and aspirations in the game just link anyone else, no matter of age, gender or ability.
My education and work background revolves around sport. I have a diploma is Sports Coaching and an Honours Degree in Sports Development. Following university i worked as a football coach for three years before taking on a role as an Active Schools Coordinator.
I have been involved in powerchair football since 2012, roughly when the sport began in Scotland. I began as an assistant coach at Clyde PFC before moving on to coach and head coach while adding on various roles over the years such as secretary and vice-chairperson. I have been lucky enough to gain success on and off the pitch with Clyde and help establish them as Scotland’s largest, eldest and one of the countries most successful clubs.
I have been lucky enough to coach the majority of players in the Scottish game over the years and build positive relationships with players, coaches and committees.
Outside of the coaching/club level development i have been on the SPFA executive committee for over three years now, previous in the Vice-chairperson role. This role has allowed me to see the day to day workings of the SPFA and work with some key partners in the powerchair and football world.
At the SPFA we will continue to strive towards creating more opportunities for the disabled community and using football as the vehicle to achieve this.
Powerchair football takes up a large part of my life, however i cant escape football as i love to play and watch the game too. However my powerchair football playing skills needed improved.
Family time is also a key part of my free time.