Melbourne City Powerchair Team
Melbourne City FC was established in 2015 and competes in the Victorian Powerchair League which is facilitated by Powerchair Sports Victoria. The Victorian Powerchair League is running from February to July in 2022.
Powerchair Football is a competitive team sport designed and developed specifically for powerchair / electric wheelchair users. These participants include persons with quadriplegia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, head trauma, stroke, spinal cord injury and other disabilities. Powerchair Football combines the skill of the wheelchair user with the speed and power of the chair itself. The sport is played on an indoor basketball court. Two teams of four power chair users attack, defend, and spin-kick a 13-inch (33cm) soccer ball in an attempt to score goals.
Our club welcome all ages, all genders and all abilities to join us. You can keep up-to-date with the teams activities on our Facebook page.
Powerchair Football Teams
Melbourne City FC fields two teams in the Victorian Powerchair League.
The Senior Team competes in Division One of the Victorian Powerchair League. The league caters for experienced players looking to play competitively.
The Reserves Team competes in Division Two of the Victorian Powerchair League. The league caters for new and developing players who are either interested in playing socially or are looking to develop and join the Senior Team in the future.
How to get involved
We welcome all ages, all genders, all cultures and all abilities to join us. We have spare equipment waiting for new players, including specialised football chairs or we can fit ‘bumpers’ to standard day chairs. You can try powerchair football before deciding if you want to compete.
We host fortnightly training sessions on a Tuesday (5pm – 7pm) in Bentleigh East which are open to anyone to attend. Our matchdays are in Parkville on Sundays and anyone who might be interested in playing or supporting the team can come and participate.
We encourage anyone interested in knowing more to come along to one of our events or to a round of powerchair football to understand what its all about. You can find upcoming events here.
You can lodge an Expression of Interest here.
You can also contact current Team Captain and Coach Luke David via email at email@example.com and he will reply or call you to discuss any queries you may have.
Our Powerchair Football History
The team was established in 2015, when two local fans Luke David and Craig Kilby approached the Melbourne City Football Club and City in the Community to become the first Powerchair Football team in Victoria. Since 2015, they have won the Premiership in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2021. They have also been Champions in 2018, 2019 and 2021. The team has also competed at four APFA Club Championships in Sydney in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Melbourne City Powerchair Stats
|Kieran Watts (NSW)||7||0||3|
|Dylan Needham (WA)||6||0||0|