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FIPFA U16 international powerchair football clinic underway in Paris

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Players and coaches together outside the Eiffel Tower on Tuesday.  Image credit: European Powerchair Football Association - EPFA

Players and coaches together outside the Eiffel Tower on Tuesday. Image credit: European Powerchair Football Association – EPFA

On Monday, the first day of the FIPFA organized U16 international powerchair football clinic officially got underway in Paris, France.  Players participating in the camp came from France, England, Ireland and Portugal with the first three arriving for the opening day.  The clinic started off with coaches doing skill assessment, and the day concluded with several practice matches.

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Tuesday, participants traveled to the Eiffel Tower in the morning, and then had a full day of football in the afternoon.  Yesterday, the participants from Portugal arrived in the morning.  The morning session of the clinic included demo games to give Portuguese players and coaches a better sense of the game to help develop the sport locally.  Players and their parents then had a tour of Paris in the afternoon, before going back to football training in the evening.  Earlier today, players saw the Harry Potter tour and exhibition in Paris and then got back to working on their football skills.

 

 

European Powerchair Football Association leadership was also in Paris ahead of and during the clinic. They have had several meetings, and have been active in supporting the clinic.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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