Sydney FC Foundation’s Powerchair Football Community Program delivered its third instalment in November thanks to Sydney FC Foundation partner, PointsBet.
Following on from PointsBet’s sponsorship of the Sydney FC Foundation Dinner, earlier this year, PointsBet and the Foundation provided eight adults the opportunity to try Powerchair football for the first time.
After successful clinics in July and October at Valentine Sports Park and Five Dock Leisure Center respectively, participants this time headed to the Johnny Warren Indoor Sports Centre, Hurstville.
“PointsBet’s commitment to positively impact lives is fabulous. We are proud to be partnering with them after the success of our second Foundation Dinner, earlier this year,” Sydney FC Foundation Chair, Jenny Abood said.
“Together, we are grateful and excited to have offered young adults in Sydney with the opportunity to experience the wonderful sport of Powerchair Football last November,” she added. “At PointsBet, we were proud to partner with the Sydney FC Foundation to bring Powerchair Football to the community. Our business is built on innovation and a love of sport, so the opportunity to help bring the wonderful world of football to a new group of participants was one we could not pass up,” PointsBet Head of Stakeholder Relations, Nathan Hinde said.
On the opportunity to target adult participants this clinic specifically, Sydney FC Powerchair Football Head Coach, Jason Ryan said, “I would really like to thank our partners PointsBet for their support this year. Unfortunately, as in most sports, participation numbers often fall away in the later teenage years, and powerchair football is no different.
“With the help of PointsBet though we have been able to specifically target an older age group of powerchair football participants and keep them engaged in the sporting community longer,” he added.
Clinic participant, Jack Bailey, relished the opportunity to play the sport with players of a similar age and learn more about the intricacies of the sport. “It was great to meet other adults trying the sport for the first time and focus on learning the tactics behind the sport over the course of the two days. I can’t wait to play more Powerchair Football,” he said.
The Sydney FC Foundation is the philanthropic heart of the Club, and its mission is to positively impact the lives of youth and the Sky Blue Community, one pass at a time.