Law Firm Partnering With Powerchair Football Organisation
National law firm Irwin Mitchell has announced its joining forces with the Wheelchair Football Association (the WFA) in a new partnership.
The legal experts are sponsoring the WFA National Players Development Programme (NPDP), which aims to provide opportunities for people with a physical impairment to access powerchair football in England.
The NPDP is the first of its kind in powerchair football, and the team at Irwin Mitchell are keen to support the initiative.
Expert Opinion“This new programme developed by the WFA is a fantastic way of helping those who play powerchair football to develop and enhance their skill sets.
It’s fantastic to see this development on the back of our well-established commitment to local disability sports clubs in our communities, including Leeds Powerchair FC and the North East and Yorkshire Disability FC.
Furthermore, it’s great to see people with disabilities and their families accessing and enjoying sport through powerchair football, and we’re thrilled to be able to be a part of this as the organisation continues to promote it and down the country.”
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Adam McEvoy, national development manager at the WFA, said: “We’re delighted to have Irwin Mitchell on board as we establish our new development programme.
“At the WFA, we strive to promote, govern and develop powerchair football across England, but this has been affected by the pandemic, undoubtedly also having an effect on the skills of those involved.
“Our NPDP will therefore offer players and coaches a tool to help them improve and will become an integral part of our campaign to raise the profile of coaching and player development.
“We hope it will also help us expand our promotion of powerchair football around the world.
“In the meantime, we’re excited to see what the future holds for the WFA with Irwin Mitchell on board.”