The Sevenoaks Powerchair Football Club was established in 2012, having originated from Valance School in Westerham. They are the disability team within the Sevenoaks Town Football Club and are fully integrated within the club’s vast structure.
Beginning with just five players, the club has now grown to 17 players and two teams. Players range from 7 to 26 years old, with more than 50 people involved with the club.
Due to the costs involved to play powerchair football, the team became a charity in their own right in 2015. This gives them the flexibility to source funds to ensure they can continue to provide opportunities for people with physical disabilities to access football.
The club wish to fund additional club chairs for both new and existing players to develop their skills. Alongside this, the club urgently need storage for their equipment and are looking to purchase an insulated shipping container. Further funds would contribute towards competition fees and long-term venue hire for players to learn and have fun alongside their friends. The club is also exploring the potential for an end of season tour to Ireland to play Irish powerchair clubs.
The long-term aim of the club is to find a permanent home, with facilities for storing their equipment or space to home a container. Powerchair football is played indoors on a basketball court. The powerchair team wish to find an accessible venue, which would welcome them on Sunday afternoons and host potential pre-season events, friendly games and cup matches.
£50,000 would see the club secure all the above aspirations and contribute towards long-term sustainability.
We have collected £1,205.00 of our £50,000.00 target. It is 2.41% of our goal for the Sevenoaks Powerchair FC campaign.