Jets players meet their Powerchair equivalents


Newcastle Jets’ Hyundai A-League squad met their Powerchair football equivalents following training at Hunter Stadium last week.

Powerchair football is a competitive team sport designed and developed specifically for electric wheelchair users, and the Jets — as with Western Sydney Wanderers, Sydney FC, and Central Coast Mariners — have adopted a team from the four-side Sydney-based competition.

Participants of Powerchair football include people with quadriplegia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, head trauma, stroke, and spinal cord injury.  

Members of the Club’s Powerchair football side travelled to Newcastle from Sydney where they were presented with kits to wear in their league games. They also took in the majority of the session before last week’s clash against Sydney FC, and after training gathered with the players for photographs.

Nathan Walton from Harvey Norman also surprised the Newcastle Jets Powerchair Football Team by generously presenting them with a $500 donation to assist them with the costs associated with competing in their league.

Newcastle Jets thank Harvey Norman for their support of the inspiring Newcastle Jets Powerchair football team.

Image courtesy Jonathan Carroll