About the Warriors
About The Warriors
The Story So Far
Wessex Warriors Powerchair Football Club was started back in January 2015 with the aim to provide an opportunity for those with severe physical disabilities to play football. It is the first club of it’s kind within the area and very quickly the team and it’s members grew. In September 2015 we entered a competitive team into the South East Powerchair Football league where we travelled to Exeter to play teams from across the South West. The team performed well in the league but more importantly finished by achieving our goal of getting every single member time playing competitive football. Mid-way through the season we took on the challenge of starting a second team, The Wessex Warriors Academy, allowing us to take on many more players and give volunteering opportunities to more coaches. This season the first team are competing in the South East Powerchair Football League against the likes of; Crystal Palace, Reading and Swindon. Both teams have also been entered into the WFA cup where they will compete against teams all over the country in a bid to get to St Georges Park for the final.
Becoming a charity
After a whirlwind first year, the committee took the decision to become a charity and began the process of applying. As part of the process we looked at the governance of the club and where we could improve. This led us to apply for the FA Charter Standard which with the support of the Dorset FA we were awarded in June 2016. After a lot of hard work and the addition of two trustees to the existing team, Warriors became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation on the 17th October 2016. This has opened up a number of fundraising opportunities as well as given the club structure and security for the future.
Being a Warrior
During our first season we competed in the South West Powerchair League, but moved to the South East League for the 2016/17 Season. This season the league fixtures are held in Crawley and Hatfield. As of September 2017 we will be training at Purbeck Sports Centre in Wareham as well as running taser sessions throughout Poole, Bournemouth and Dorset. We have made many friends along the way and have enjoyed every minute of our journey so far. If you would like to join the Warriors family, then use the contact us page to get in touch.