DRSSA runs the Push & Power South Australian competition on Monday nights in 2018, with an anticipated move to Wednesday nights in 2019. The competition is open to anyone who uses an electric powerchair and wants to learn a set of new sports. We play Powerchair Football, Powerchair Hockey, Balloon Soccer and Touch Rugby. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know the rules - we can teach you as you go!
We are always looking for new players, and parents, family and carers can get involved in officiating and refereeing too!
You can read about the modified sports below.
The game is similar to able-bodied soccer. However powerchair football has two distinguishing rules:
- “Two-on-one”: Only one player from each team is allowed within 3 metres of the ball on the court (except in the goal area). This means teammates have to spread out which enables better game flow.
- “3-in-the-goal-area”: The defending team is only allowed 2 players in their own goal area.
The objective is to score a goal by hitting the ball across the opposition’s goal line. The game is won by the team who scores the most goals.
It is strictly a non-contact sport and has a speed limit of 10km/hr. A team consists of five players on the court, and players try to score by getting the ball into the goals.
It is a contact sport and players are required to have a foot-guard on their electric wheelchair. It has a speed limit of 10km/hr.
When: Monday nights at 6:45pm
Where: Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre Gym, Hampstead Road, Northfield SA 5085
Cost: $40 season fee
Contact: Call DRSSA (08) 8234 1533 or by using the email form