Wheelchair FA

Wheelchair FA

Established in 2005, the Wheelchair Football Association (WFA) governs the sport of Powerchair Football in England.  This is a unique sport that engages with participants with a high level of physical impairment that may have never taken part in sporting activity previously.  

The WFA are a charity and work together with the Football Association to further develop the sport, clubs and playing opportunities across the country.  The WFA deliver a range of projects, including education courses, recruitment initiatives and competitions.

“Upshot has been great, it allows us to really visualise the participation in Powerchair Football nationally and see where the sport is thriving and which areas still require some development. A unique example was using the mapping tool, we began to see that lots of our participants were travelling all the way from Middlesbrough to attend one of our teams in Newcastle. In fact there were so many participants; we worked with the individuals to create a team in Middlesbrough. This new team which was in part created thanks to the insight on Upshot.”

Sam Bull, WFA National Development Manager