Would you like to learn more powerchair hockey, Powerchair Sports Victoria, or how to get involved? Here is the best place to get some of those answers.
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|Q: What is powerchair hockey?|
Power Hockey is a competitive, fast-paced hockey game based on the use of a powerchair. The foundation of the sport derives from ice hockey and floorball, but with adapted rules to enable people with disabilities, who use a powerchair, to play and be active in a competitive team setting. The sport is also referred to as Electric Wheelchair Hockey or Electric Wheelchair Floorball in various parts of the world.
|Q: Who plays powerchair hockey?|
Powerchair hockey is played by all genders and all ages of people who use a powerchair.
|Q: Who organises powerchair hockey in Victoria?|
Powerchair Sports Victoria facilitates all powerchair hockey competitions and events in Victoria. Alongside powerchair hockey, other sports modified for powerchair users are also played such as powerchair football.
|Q: How are competitions run?|
The Victorian Powerchair Premier League is the only competition currently run in Victoria. All matches are played in Croydon at the Aquahub. The season runs from August to April and is played on Sundays usually starting at 12pm.
|Q: Where is powerchair hockey played?|
Powerchair hockey is played all across Australia and the world. It is currently played in over 12 countries.
|Q: Is it dangerous?|
As with any competitive sport, accidents can happen. Contact and collisions are controlled through the central-referee. Some contact happens on occasion.
|Q: How much does it cost to play?|
Current fees to play competitively are $120 per season. Equipment costs include a t-stick or hand-held stick, however Powerchair Sports Victoria can provide these at the start for any new player. Equipment, like any sport, can be simple or elaborate depending on your interest level, however the sport can be enjoyed at any level.
|Q: How old do you need to be to play?|
Any age can play powerchair hockey. Any new or young player can jump straight in.
|Q: Where can I find equipment?|
To play powerchair hockey you must have a t-stick or hand-held stick. Powerchair Sports Victoria can provide this equipment on a short-term basis for any new player that joins. You can find hand-held sticks at Floorball shops around Australia. As for t-sticks, we can point you in the right direction when you join.
|Q: Is there any further pathways for athletes?|
Yes. Players in the state competition get the opportunity to compete at national championships held interstate. Further, the best players from around Australia are selected to represent their country at the World Championships held every four years. Australia is currently 11th in the world.
|Q: Is powerchair hockey only competitive based?|
Our team has a mixutre of players that love competitive sport and some that just play for the social side of it. Playing in a team sport is a great way to build confidence, make new friends and learn new skills. Can we also say it’s super fun!?
|Q: What’s the first step in getting involved?|
Whether you are interested in playing, volunteering, becoming a referee or sponsoring our team, get in contact with us and we’ll get you started. We are here to help as many people get involved in our community. It is easy and completely free to come check it out!