Alan has been involved with South Ayrshire Tigers Powerchair Football Club for a few years now. Here’s what he said about it:
It is good and we have a good laugh. Adam the coach, was struggling to do things on his own, so he asked me to help him, I set up for training and for the games. I put the bumpers on the wheelchairs. The bumpers help the players to have more control over the ball.
Alan asked Adam a few questions about wheelchair football.
How did it all start?
Sports Development Officer, Colin Duthie, heard that a local Ayr man Scott Robb, was travelling to Glasgow each week to play at his nearest power chair football team. Colin used his contacts at South Ayrshire Council and charity South Ayrshire Access to Sport to start a team at Whitletts Activity Centre coached by Alan McGovern.
Who can play?
Anyone who relies on a power chair as part of their day to day life. Come along in your power chair and we will get you kitted out to play.
Is there a cost?
£3 per session to SAC
What is the team most proud of?
The team itself. How far they have come - from learning about the sport at Whitletts each Thursday to playing and winning matches in the Scottish Powerchair Football League and cup competitions.
Do you travel to games?
Each player / Personal Assistant drives to the Peak Sports Centre in Stirling roughly once per month to play multiple matches. I drive the van with all the equipment to each match day.
If interested ....who do I contact?
Adam McGovern, coach. Sports Development Officer
Where and when is it held?
Whitletts Activity Centre, Glenmuir Place, Ayr, KA8 9BW. Every Thursday 3.30pm - 7pm