Category: Club Championships

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Australian Powerchair Football Club Championships 2020 Fixture

South Melbourne Powerchair FC will travel to Sydney on January 15th for the fifth Australian Powerchair Football Club Championships. Ten other teams from around Australia and New Zealand will compete at the event. We wish the team the best of luck! Make sure you follow all of our social media channels for results and updates throughout the event. You can find all updates via the Powerchair Sports Victoria and South Melbourne Powerchair Team accounts.

Club Champs 2020 Fixture
Club Championship 2020 Fixture

Club Statement: Club Championships 2020

Melbourne City FC Powerchair Team have released the following statement:

We would like to inform our fans and supporters that we have made the hard decision to withdraw from the upcoming Australian Powerchair Football Club Championships to be held in Sydney next week.

The team had been preparing for the competition over the past few months but due to unforeseen circumstances, the team just doesn’t have enough players to attend.

We would like to wish both Julia Svaganovic and Luke David all the very best in the competition as they will be loaned out to South Melbourne Powerchair FC and Western Sydney Wanderers Powerchair Team respectively.

This is in no way, shape or form going to impact our sustainability as a club in the future. We are fully committed to participating in local competitions and at future national competitions. Plans have already begun on recruiting the next generation of City powerchair footballers for the years ahead.

We look forward to continuing our VPPL Pre-Season at the start of February and getting an early start on preparation for the 2021 Club Championships! #

Ducks Claim 2nd Place

Two Melbourne teams attended the inaugural Powerchair Hockey Club Championships held in Sydney last month. It was a fantastic event held by Australian Powerchair Hockey Association (APCHA) which was also attended by Canada. We are so proud of our two Melbourne teams who finished the competition in 2nd and 5th place. You can find a ton of photos from the event here: https://pbase.com/wrs864/club_championships__canada_2019

Competition Restructure

After much discussion and debate the Competition Subcommittee has decided upon a new structure for the coming seasons to strengthen VEWSA as a more solid pathway for the future.

We are excited to announce the following:

From November 2019 until April 2020 we will have an active off-season to transition into the new format by August 2020, this will be called the VPPL 2019/20 Pre-Season. This means that over the next six months, matchdays will operate as normal but there will be no formal competition for points. This allows clubs to prepare for the club championships and for new players to learn the skills and rules of the sports before making their way into the Premier League next year.

The format will be:

12.30pm – 1.00pm: Skills development
1.10pm: Div 2 Powerchair Football
2.00pm: Div 1 Powerchair Football
3.00pm: Div 1 Powerchair Hockey

We have made the tough decision to remove Powerchair Rugby from the schedule and this is because of our renewed focus on Powerchair Football and Powerchair Hockey of which both have international pathways. Powerchair Rugby will remain in the Pride Cup and will be played in designated training sessions in preparations for NEWS 2020.

Matchdays:

November 3rd, 10th, 24th
December 1st, 8th, 15th
February 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
April 5th

PowerHockey Canada Accepts Invitation

PowerHockey Canada has accepted the invitation from Australia to compete in the Australian #PowerchairHockey Club Championships as well as a series of international matches between the two nations this November!

The two countries recently met at the World Championships in Italy last September where Canada won the 7th/8th playoff 4 – 2. Canada is relatively new to Powerchair Hockey as they have played a different form of Hockey in the past. Both countries look to grow the sport as they try to catch up with the powerhouses of Europe.

The inaugural Australian Powerchair Hockey Club Championships will be held in Rooty Hill, NSW from Friday 15 – Monday 18 of November. The competition will be hosted by the Australian Powerchair Hockey Association and will be attended by club teams all around Australia.

City drawn in Pool B for 2019 APFA Club Championships

Melbourne City Powerchair Team has been drawn in Pool B for the 2019 APFA Club Championships.

City will face Central Coast, Wellington Phoenix, Sydney FC, Brisbane Strikers and Perth Glory at Quay Centre, Sydney Olympic Park.

Despite a poor record at the Club Championships, City can take some confidence into the competition after beating Perth Glory and Central Coast in recent years.

Club Championships (2016 – )
Matches Wins Draws Losses Goals For Goals Against
16 2 0 14 7 61

It will be an exciting competition with more teams attending than ever before. Melbourne City Powerchair Team will also introduce two new debutantes with Gavin Thorneycroft (VIC) and Kieran Watts (NSW) joining the team.

Melbourne City Powerchair Team 2019 Club Championship Fixture

Melbourne City FC Powerchair Team Announced for Club Championships

Luke David will retain the captaincy for Melbourne City FC Powerchair Team for the upcoming 2019 Australian Club Championships held in Sydney next month.

Being an inaugural member for the Powerchair Team since its inception in 2015, David has consistently been a high-performer, with significant state and national experience, David feels his maturity and leadership qualities continue to grow.

The competition will begin on the 14th of January with two groups of six teams battling through the group stages. The finals will take place on the 19th, all matches will be held at Hall of Legends, Quay Centre, Sydney Olympic Park.

While David will wear the armband, the midfielder is excited to see his three team mates lead the club to its highest finish. “I’m looking forward to the challenge, we have two new debutantes in the team which is vastly different to our squad last year but we have put in a lot of hard work to prepare us for the competition. We’ll go out there and do our very best and hopefully that is good enough to get us our highest finish” said David.

The team will feature two new debutantes in Kieran Watts (NSW) and Gavin Thorneycroft. Kieran will join the team on a short-term loan and has been selected as Vice-Captain.

The fixture for the competition will be released in the next week

Powerchair Football Club Championship 2018 Day 5 Recap

What a win from our guys!

This match, our aim was to set up more scoring opportunities as a team using the skills we have tried to refine during the week. It looked well disciplined and well formed. Our guys learnt when to leave the ball and when to charge and it was purely these moments that opened up our scoring opportunities.

As a team we love versing Perth Glory. They are a more inexperienced side but just like us, are developing skills and team chemistry more and more after each match. It’s always a delight to meet at each tournament and put each other to the test.

Special note to Josh Rycken’s debut goal. Through a penalty Josh was able to score his first ever goal in his powerchair football career.

Melbourne City 5 def. Perth Glory 1

Goals: Luke David 4, Josh Rycken 1

Assists: Shaun Mott 3