Powering Team Ireland to Florida

Association of Irish Powerchair Football

  • 11.90% funded
  • € 1,190.00 pledged
  • Open

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The Ireland Powerchair Football Team qualified to compete at the third Powerchair Football World Cup in Florida in July 2017. We need your help to get Team Ireland there and make the country proud!

Getting Team Ireland to Florida is a financial and logistical challenge. Each athlete has two chairs to transport, their own personal day powerchair and their sports competition chair. We will have to ship or fly all the sports chairs to Florida to arrive safely in time for the athletes to perform.

We have to pay for the flights for 8 athletes, 8 carers and five coaching, management and technical staff, we also have to pay for the tournament itself covering accommodation, food and transport for our delegation of 21.

There are also travel medical and sports insurance costs. The hiring of medical equipment out in the USA, beds and hoists.

Getting Team Ireland to Florida will cost around €50,000 so we need your help with whatever you can donate and help also in spreading the word about these inspiring group of athletes going to represent you among the ten best powerchair football teams in the world!

The Irish squad for next summer’s FIPFA World Cup is Neil Sheehan, Keith Hayes, Emer O’Sullivan, Thomas Donogher, Naglis Montvilas, Aoife McNicholl, Thomas Winters, Sean Donogher and Patrick Flanagan.

C’mon everybody help Team Ireland get to Florida and they will make you proud!

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Ireland has come along way in a short space of time

Ireland first stepped up onto the International stage at he World Cup in Paris in 2011, having only established the Association of Irish Powerchair Football a few months earlier it was a great achievement to get a team to the World Cup. Since then Ireland has been a regular contributor at International tournaments and club competitions and development events. Ireland hosted the inaugural European Nations Cup in 2014 in Limerick in partnership with the FAI. This event was widely regarded as the best powerchair football event organised to date and it was this competition that the Ireland team qualified out of for the World Cup in Florida, narrowly losing out to Belgium on penalties in the 3rd place play-off.

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