Clyde Powerchair FC are delighted to announce we will be competing in the European Powerchair Football Associations Champions Cup in Geneva, Switzerland in August 2020. The competition for the best club teams in Europe will see the inclusion of the first ever Scottish team, Cumbernauld’s very own Clyde Alba. As a result of winning the premiership title Clyde Alba have earned the right to compete with Europe’s elite powerchair teams.
Powerchair football is a international disability sport for individuals in motorised wheelchairs. The sport in general has national leagues all around the world and hosts European cups & World cups. Paralympic qualification is high on the internationals governing bodies list, having just missed out in 2018/19 for inclusion.
Clyde Powerchair FC, who are Scotland’s eldest powerchair club, are based in Cumbernauld and have ran weekly sessions now for over seven years. The club hosts around 20 individuals, many of whom have life limiting conditions and use powerchair football as a positive driving force. The club has male and female players from primary school level all the way up to senior citizens, who all play in mixed teams. The club is run entirely by volunteers and always has been since it was formed in 2012. Despite this they run weekly sessions, compete in two national leagues and compete for the League cup and Scottish Cup. Clyde Alba currently hold the Scottish Cup and Premiership titles which adds to the clubs multiple awards off the pitch too, something the club is extremely proud of.
To take part in the Champions Cup in Geneva, Switzerland it is estimated that as a club we will have to fundraise around £20,000 to make the players dreams a reality. This covers the flights, transport, accommodation, transportation of sports chairs and meals of players, carers/family and coaching staff over the 6 day competition. The club have a number of activities planned by their committee in the next year but would like to reach out to the wider community to see if anyone could provide assistance with fundraising. Our volunteers are working daily on top of regular jobs and family commitments to make the players dream a reality, any assistance would be greatly appreciated. A gesture as little as spreading the word can go a long way.
As touched upon, the club are looking to make history and create what could be a once in a lifetime opportunity for these disability athletes. The Powerchair club is a proud branch of Clyde FC and we are currently under the Clyde FC Community Foundation which is a registered charity. We return to training in August but can be reached at any time. We are around one month into fundraising and are between 10-15% of the final total.
If you can help in any context please get in touch via E-mail: Clydepowerchairfc@hotmail.co.uk , Facebook: CLYDE POWERCHAIR FC and Twitter: @Clydepowerchair.
Welcome to the Home of Scotland's First Powerchair Football Club
Clyde PFC were officially rebranded and launched in September 2012 through a partnership between Clyde Football Club and the Glasgow City Powerchair Club. Powerchair football has been going on in Glasgow since April 2010 following a pilot programme organised by Active Schools Glasgow and Renfrewshire and has gone from strength to strength since then allowing the formation of the club you see today.
Clyde PFC currently run one session based in North Lanarkshire catering for male and female footballers of all ages and abilities.
The club are founding members of the Scottish Powerchair Football League and winners of the inaugural Powerchair Scottish Cup. We have two teams at present within Clyde PFC, Clyde Alba and Clyde Caledonia. You can find out more about the teams throughout this site.
You can find more information on training venues, players, coaching staff, leagues & competitions and much more throughout this site. However if you would like to contact us to find out more about the club please call Colin 07568192124 on or email us through the contact us page.