The 2022 FIPFA Powerchair Football World Cup was officially launched at Bankwest Stadium today with Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales officially unveiling the tournament logo.
The tournament will take place between 16-22 October, 2022 at Sydney Olympic Park’s Quaycentre with 10 nations, 80 athletes across 7 days and 58 matches.
Dr Andy Harper, Chair of the Local Organising Committee, said: “Powerchair football is an exciting spectacle and the powerchair footballers are as committed to their sport nd the pursuit of excellence as any. We know the players will compete hard for the honour of being crowned world champions,” he said.
“We will be working tirelessly to ensure that “football for all” is a meaningful rallying cry for greater inclusiveness. We know that the Australian football and sporting community will embrace their Poweroos, and all the competing nations for the World Cup next year.”
Powerchair football is a modified version of football for powerchair users and is played in over 30 countries using specially modified powerchairs and an oversized football.
Two teams of 4 pass, shoot and spin-kick in this fast-paced and highly tactical game, showing off the skills of some incredible athletes in an indoor arena.
Australia’s national team, the Poweroos, will challenge defending champions France, two-time champions the USA, England, Denmark, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Argentina, Uruguay and Japan for the title of world powerchair football champions.
The tournament in October 2022 will be the 4th FIPFA World Cup.