Powersoccer is an exciting sport played by individuals with many different types of disabilities. Anyone who uses a power wheelchair is eligible to play. Our sport has been played since the late '70s and is currently being played here in BC, Quebec, the United States, Brazil, Australia, Europe and Asia.
Players use powerchairs equipped with footguards to manoeuvre a 13-inch soccer ball around other players with the objective of scoring the most goals to win the game. The sport is played in a gymnasium. Each team is allowed 4 players on the court at one time including the goalkeeper.
Why Play Powersoccer?
- make new friends
- Master a new skill
- learn about teamwork and leadership
- gain independence and communication skills
- Play recreationally and/ or competitively
- Participate locally to world wide
Rick Mercer tries out Powersoccer
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT POWERSOCCER?
You can help in any of the following ways:
VOLUNTEER - Any one with an interest in enriching the lives of people with limited mobility. No experience required, however anyone who has had previous experience in coaching/ reffing sports is very much appreciated.
PARTICIPATE – Attend tournaments and fundraisers
DONATE – Your donation will help this unique program in areas such as sports equipment. equipment maintenance and repair, gym rental, transportation, personal attendant fees, registration fees, etc.
|Posted on March 21, 2014 at 5:40 PM|
The Greater Vancouver area powersoccer players would like to thank you for your support in helping these players participate in this rewarding sport. Your involvement is greatly appreciated and your donation will go towards their travel costs for the upcoming tournament.
Thank you to all the volunteers and the following donators for the Pub Night Fundraiser
on March 1, 2014.
Park Road Liquor Store
Shoppers Drug Mart
Nesters Market (Main
JJ Bean (Main
(Commercial Dr. )
Dilly Dally Toys
49th Parallel Roasters
Loren, Nancke & Company
Enoteca Bacco Importers
Patti Goss (RemaxAdvantage Reality, New West)
Brian and JaniceMarks
|Posted on January 31, 2014 at 4:15 PM|
7433 Edmonds Street
Near Highgate (Middlegate) Shopping Plaza on Kingsway
For more info, please contact Aaron at #778-387-2540.
|Posted on January 31, 2014 at 4:05 PM|
April 4, 1988 - January 11, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce that we have lost a great friend and competitor, Angus Epp on January 11, 2014.
Angus was a hard working team member of Powersoccer, who was incredibly committed to the growth and progress of the sport at the local, Provincial, National and International levels. He began playing Powersoccer in the late 90's for the Vancouver team. In 2002 he and his father Gord founded the Surrey Transformers, a forceful team at B.C. Provincials and in the lower mainland league. He later moved onto the North Shore Eagles team. He competed in numerous tournaments and promoted the sport in many areas in BC, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona and Georgia.
In 2004 Angus and his family did a road trip to Mesa, Arizona to compete at the Power Blast Tournament. With his supportive parents Gord and Cheryl, and his Aunt Shirley (the Scrabble Lady), Angus did a month long road trip to Atlanta, Georgia in 2006. While in Atlanta, Angus was part of Team Canada and part of the Canadian Delegation. The delegation helped lay the foundation for the International Rules for Powerchair Football, and this is where Powerchair Football Canada was created. In 2007 Angus travelled to Japan as part of the Canadian Delegation for the first Powerchair Football World Cup. The progression of his condition, did not hold him back in participating in the sport he loved. He continued to compete in BC Provincials, the America Champions Cup 2010, annual BC Storm tournaments in Penticton, and last year he had the opportunity to play amongst teams from Japan and Quebec at the 2013 Coastal Cup.
He will be remembered by our community as a kind, caring, and talented individual. Rest in Peace Angus, you will be remembered by many.
|Posted on January 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM|
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|Posted on April 18, 2013 at 9:30 PM|
Thank you to everyone who helped support the GVWESS Powersoccer Pub Night on April 13, 2013. The event was very successful in raising funds for the local teams to travel to Kamloops for the BC Provincial Powerchair Football Championship on June 15 - 16, 2013.
A big thank you to all the volunteers and to the following silent auction contributors:
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Continental Coffee, 1806 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Wonderbucks, 1803 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
JJ Bean, 2206 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Home Hardware, 1575 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
1st Avenue Liquor Store
Brian and Janice Marks, Semiahmoo Glass
Stephanie Barritt, Mortgage Architects
David Fairbairn, Fairpoint Home Inspection
The McLeod Family
The Lu Family
Burnaby Fire Fighter Club
|Posted on February 28, 2013 at 4:55 PM|
August 18,1990- February 12,2013
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Stratton Whitaker.
Stratton was a competitive dependable player for the Vancouver Lightning/ Thunder Powerchair Football Team since 2000. He was part of teams that succeeded as Provincial and National Champions. Stratton was also a member of Team Canada 2011 that competed at the Powerchair Football World Cup in Paris, France. During his time playing Powerchair Football, Stratton travelled to Mesa, Arizona, San Jose, California, Atlanta, Georgia, Montreal, Quebec, Seattle, Washington, Calgary, Alberta and his native province, British Columbia. During his first travel to Mesa Stratton received his first Red Card, this matched his hair. Stratton and his witty sense of humour will be missed by all who knew him. Our prayers and thoughts are with the Whitaker Family.