Roar powerchair team to face Wanderers


While Brisbane Roar and Western Sydney Wanderers players prepare for a Grand Final re-match in Sunday’s Hyundai A-League fixture at Suncorp Stadium this Sunday, there’s another important match between the same two sides adding more spice to the rivalry taking place earlier on the same day.

Brisbane Roar has partnered with the Queensland Powerchair Football Association and the QPFA will represent the Hyundai A-League club in the iconic orange jerseys in a powerchair football match against the Western Sydney Wanderers’ powerchair football team at Lang Park PCYC at noon. 

Powerchair football, a 4-a-side game played by people who rely on power wheelchairs for their everyday mobility, is a rapidly growing sport throughout Australia and worldwide. Two World Cups have already held in Tokyo and Paris and the third planned by the sport’s governing body for 2016.

Brisbane Roar Community Manager Andy Pinches said the club was extremely happy to support the QPFA as they jointly represent themselves and Brisbane Roar in this match, as well as in future games and tournaments held.

“Our community team has been to see the QPFA in action and it’s truly inspiring to see what these footballers can do,” Pinches said.

“Some of them have represented Australia at international level, which is an incredible achievement in a growing sport such as powerchair football.

“At Brisbane Roar, we believe football is for everyone. We’ve worked hard over recent years to build our Pauls Roar Active Program and the Possibility Program – for athletes with a disability – across Queensland and we’re delighted to now partner with the Queensland Powerchair Football Association.”

The match between Brisbane Roar and Western Sydney Wanderers powerchair football teams will be held on Sunday, 8 March at noon at the Lang Park PCYC, right next to Suncorp Stadium. 

The Roar host the Wanderers in the Round 20 Hyundai A-League fixture at 4pm.