Shea and Alfie
Emily our female Powerchair football star is being interviewed by BBC Children in Need.
We are saying Thank-you to CARFEST for their serious fundraising for Children In Need!
My name’s Kieran Gibbons, I’m a power chair football player for Greenwich Powerchair Football Club. I’m also doing a degree in digital TV production. I helped make this video to highlight what the SLSL does and how it helps people.
Sunday 28th February at Medway Leisure Centre, Gillingham, Kent
Players: Kieran Gibbons, Archie Collins, Emily Campbell, Kyle Alexander. Shea French-Gibbons Asa Hemes.
On Sunday 28th February Greenwich PowerChair FC travelled to the Medway Leisure Centre in Gillingham Kent to play their league fixtures. In the morning we played against Sevenoaks. This match was end to end and very close, Greenwich made some excellent chances and had some great shoots at goal. They were very unlucky not to score. In the Second half we created some good angles to pass the ball into space and had good movement around the ball, but unfortunately Greenwich gave away a 2 on 1 near the box and conceded a goal. This game ended at 1-0 Sevenoaks.
In the afternoon the fixture did not take place as Aspire did not turn up. This means that we gained 3 points for a walkover.
This was Asa’s first league tournament. He had a chance to play in goal! Well done Asa! you did well!
The Visit was a Great Success!
On Thursday Feb 25th GPFC were visited by guests of BBC Children in Need: CarFest, who raise huge amounts of money. They visited us because CIN think we are insprational and an example of how valuable the money is that they raise!
Cup match. Saturday 6th February. Greenwich Powerchair Football Club v Sporting Club Albion Throstles. Waterfront Leisure Centre
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This was a very difficult draw. Sporting Club Albion Throstles play in the National Premiership and are part of a bigger club that have excellent coaching networks.
We were one man down as our team captain, Kyle Alexander plays for another team in the National league. This forbids him for playing with GPFC. Rules are rules and just like any football league he cannot play for 2 teams! This had a negative effect on the existing team members, demoralised without their ace player, Kyle.
In the first half demoralised Greenwich created some chances but did not have their usual fighting spirit. Sporting Albion Throstles played really well, showing their superior skill as Greenwich gave them chances to create and score.
After a team talk from their coach Jessica, Greenwich did play some good football in the second half, passing and creating angles, overcoming their initial negative state. They put up a real fight, and made scoring against them much more difficult. It was a learning experience for the team. They need to treat it as a privilege to play such a good team and hopefully will have a standard to aim for. No shame in that. They worked hard. We know what we need to work on and will get started this week.
Final score 6-0
Sunday 31st January
Greenwich Powerchair football club played Aspire, the top team. They created a number of chances in the first half, one from Archie Jones with a brilliant spin kick hitting the post. In the first half the game was 0-0 which was really good. The players gave nothing away to Aspire. Second half aspire had to bring on one of their England superstars to make it harder for Greenwich. He was outstanding and scored three goals.
Final score 3-0.
Second game Greenwich played was Sevenoaks. The players played brilliantly, keeping possession of the ball and creating different angles. First half 0-0 in the second half of the match Greenwich came close to scoring from Kyle Alexander.