Victorian Powerchair Premier League (VPPL), formerly called Winter Season, is a club-based competition for people with a physical disability. The Premier League has two different sports, Powerchair Football/Soccer and Powerchair Hockey.
We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Victorian Powerchair Premier League Fixtures & League Structure have been released and are now available online.
The season will begin in May and conclude with the Grand Final in October. There will be 13 rounds consisting of one match of each sport. The teams on top of the league table will be deemed ‘Premiers’. The league is open to all ages, genders and disabilities. All league matches will be played at the Aquahub in Croydon on Sundays with the current format:
- Each sport will have two 20-minute halves.
- There is a 10km/h speed-limit for Powerchair Football and a 15km/h speed limit in Powerchair Hockey.
- A team must have a minimum number of 4 players, no more than 8.
- One transfer market (Prior to Round 1) will give teams the opportunity to draft, trade or loan players.
- Training sessions will be held during the season.
- Powerchair Hockey clubs can compete at the Club Championships in November while Powerchair Football clubs can compete in January.
Melbourne City Powerchair Team was established in 2015 after Luke David and Craig Kilby approached the Melbourne City Football Club. The team was the first Powerchair Football team in Victoria. They finished in 9th position at the recent Australian Club Championships.
South Melbourne Powerchair FC was founded in 2018. Craig Kilby was appointed as the President of the Club, Jules North-Coombes as the inaugural Captain and Rebecca Gulle the Coach. They were Premiers in the 2018 State League and recently finished 11th in the Australian Club Championships.
VEWSA are currently seeking Hockey clubs to establish Powerchair teams for the 2019 VPPL Competition. Please contact VEWSA President, Luke David on 0424 160 174 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
2pm: Powerchair Football
3pm: Powerchair Hockey
How can I join or express interest?
Whether you’re an interested player, coach, referee or volunteer, please get in contact with us through our EOI form linked below!
If you require any further information or assistance regarding the above, please contact our Competitions Coordinator, Shaun Mott at email@example.com