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Mike Wheeler named Auckland Powerchair Football Club’s Player of the Day

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Mike Wheeler named Auckland Powerchair Football Club’s Player of the Day. Image credit: Auckland Powerchair Football Club Inc.

After practice earlier today, Mike Wheeler named Auckland Powerchair Football Club’s Player of the Day.  It is not the first time Wheeler has gotten this award.  He also earned it in June 2013. Wheeler has been one of the team’s foundation players, and was with the team for their first practice back in July 2012 at Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit run by Middlemore Hospital.

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Other people who have played for the team include Brennan Massey, Bradley Jenkin, Wayne Te-rangi, Denise Ganley, Kerry Hills, Sean Stamp, Mitch Fels, Brooke Clive, Michael Pulman and Jenny Smyth.  All have been named Player of the Day at some point in since 2013.

 

Members of the Auckland Powerchair Football Club have played for the New Zealand national side at competitions in Australia.  Domestically, they play matches against other teams including one from Canterbury.  They are supported by Parafed Auckland.

 

The team’s next practice is on June 6 from 12:00 to 3:00 PM local time at Auckland Spinal Rehab Unit at 30 Bairds Rd, Otara.

 

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2532 Articles)
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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