Triumph for City′s Powerchair Team
Silverware in Surrey as squad secure promotion
The Norwich City FC Powerchair squad (NCPFC) were crowned champions of the Wheelchair Football Association (WFA) League (South East Division 2) at Surrey Sports Park on Sunday.
The Canaries rounded off their season with a last gasp 1-0 win over Invicta and a 11-0 rout of Crystal Palace.
The squad, made up of Jamie Pammenter, Mike Coleman, Max Bode, Ben Everett, Janette Birkentale and Sam Steel-Jessop, will now play in Division 1 next season.
Jamie Pammenter (pictured below), Player of the Match against Palace after a six goal haul, finished as City's top goalscorer this season with an impressive tally of 17 goals.
The South East Regional League is made up of 14 teams across two divisions. NCPFC finished the season with a total of 31 points, ten points clear of second place Sevenoaks Dev.
Along with the league trophy, City were rewarded with the Fair Play Award having received no bookings or red cards all season.
Team Captain Max Bode said winning the title was the culmination of a lot of hard work and training by the players, backed by incredible support from their fans:
“I’m so unbelievably proud of my team.” he said. “All the hard work this season has really paid off. The young players have progressed so well, and shown real character, belief and determination all season."
The Community Sports Foundation part-fund and help to run the Powerchair team, who train on Fridays 6–8pm at City Academy, Norwich.
The squad are coached by CSF Disability Development Officer Darren Hunter.
“I’m extremely proud of the guys, it’s a real privilege to be involved in their development particularly as we finished bottom of the league last season," he reflected.
"We have had a phenomenal season, finishing ten points clear and only losing one game. A huge well done from me.”
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Story added: 27 May 2016