South powerchair team to compete in Australian Club Championship

The South Melbourne FC Powerchair team will travel to Sydney in late April to compete in the 2022 APFA Australian Club Championship.

This will be the third time the club has competed at the national level since being formed in 2018. The team will feature club President Craig Kilby and be lead by Captain Shaun Mott and Vice Captain Chris Kessaris.

The team aims to achieving its most competitive performance to date at the Championship coming of the back of a significant development period. Whilst playing opportunities over the last two years under the pandemic have been difficult, things have really ramped up over the last six months. Coached by the Australian national team Assistant Coach Robert Wright, the squad has been playing on the weekend and more importantly been having additional weekly training sessions to focus their skills and team work.

Powerchair Club President Craig Kilby said “I am really excited to be returning to Sydney. The Australian Club Championships provide us an opportunity to compete against the best powerchair football teams in Australia. We look forward to delivering a competitive result for South Melbourne FC.”

The six day event will commence on Thursday 28 April at the QuayCentre at Sydney Olympic Park.