Powerchair Hockey is a modified version of floorball for powerchair users. The sport is played on an indoor basketball court and there are two teams of five players. A barrier surrounds the court which allows players to rebound the ball.
A light-weight plastic ball is used during play. Players with very limited range and movement can tape a plastic T-shaped stick to the front of their powerchair to hit the ball. Other athletes may use a light-weight floorball stick.
WHO CAN PLAY POWERCHAIR HOCKEY
To play Powerchair Hockey the athlete must use a powerchair for daily mobility. Participants include persons with quadriplegia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, hand trauma, stroke, spinal cord injury and other disabilities.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Powerchair Sports Victoria provides adaptive and inclusive Powerchair Hockey programs that enable anyone who uses a powerchair for daily mobility to get involved.
We encourage anyone who is interested to fill out our expression of interest form below and our team will invite you over to one of our upcoming events.
We welcome all ages, abilities and experience levels. Powerchair Sports Victoria can also help provide a spare powerchair to help you test out the sport.
As our competition grows, more clubs and programs will form across Victoria. Get in contact with one of our clubs listed below!
- Melbourne Ducks (North)
- Contact: Luke David | 0424 160 174 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Melbourne Hunters
- Contact: Shaun Mott | 0447 278 828 | email@example.com
Powerchair Hockey is played in the Pride Mobility Victorian Powerchair League which usually commences in August and concludes in April.
At a national level there are club championships for Powerchair Hockey which features clubs from around Australia. There are also pathways for players to represent Australia at various world championships and events.
- Powerchair Hockey in 30 Seconds
- IPCH World Championship 2018 | Aftermovie
- WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL 2018 | DEN – ITA