Why Scottish Powerchair Football Association
Scottish Powerchair Football Association
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The Scottish Powerchair Football Association (SPFA) is Scotlands National Governing Body for Powerchair Football, established in 2015. As an association run entirely by volunteers; the game has still been able to grow year on year, introducing new clubs and audiences. Future sponsorship will allow us to accelerate the growth of the game and allow hundreds of wheelchairs users to realise a dream of being a footballer, no matter of age, gender, race or background.
We believe sponsorship of our association will deliver immeasurable value to your companies corporate social responsibilities, to assist us in our charitable aims and objects.
Please see below, more information about our organisation and sponsor opportunities.
Why Sponsor Us:
The SPFA relies on funding and the generosity from local and national individuals & businesses to provide funding to run as efficiently as possible. Without these contributions the association would not be able to exist in its current form, provide the opportunities it does or be able to make the impact that it has.
Throughout the association, the SPFA's values reflect our member clubs core values of Inclusion, Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Friendship and Dreaming BIG.
Whilst we are ambitious, we also have a strong family ethos, derived from our foundations of the sport. Powerchair football was created in Scotland as one of; if not the only sport powerchair users can play. Our sport really does bring families together to thrive in the benefits of sport which participants would not have without powerchair football. As a charity the best intentions of our current and future members are of utmost priority.
The SPFA belongs to one of the fastest growing disability sports in the world. A disability sport boasting national, European and international events on an annual basis. The national game here in Scotland has increased significantly with players, coaches, officials, clubs and partners in recent years.
The sport is played across the country with a League Cup, Scottish Cup and Three National Leagues. The events are all played at indoor facilities with excellent amenities for players, spectators and corporate guests. We operate across Scotland, creating many opportunities and showcasing to a great community who will see your brand.
The association has a flexible approach to sponsorship, with perks ranging from but are not limited to:
• Logo & link on social media platforms and websites pages
• Physical advertisement on association assets
• Opportunities to advertise at association events, including sports award evenings.
• Open invitation to attend association events
• Opportunities to align your brand with our Scotland National Team
Alternative/additional perks can be arranged through negotiation dependent on the level of sponsor commitment.
We are committed to working in partnership to give you and your company the exposure and promotion you deserve while promoting our sport to potential new participants. We recognise that without your support many of our association members would not be enjoying the sole sport they can participate in.
History / Ambitions
Powerchair football in Scotland = 2011 - Present
SPFA established as governing body = 2015 - Present
The SPFA have a relatively small history, however being one of Europe's most established associations we provide opportunities for our members on a national European and international stage. In the last 6 years the sport has been developed and professionalised to a level we are extremely proud of. Prior to 2011 wheelchair users had no access to football. Now, close to 100 participants play the sport across the country and this is just a tiny proportion of who could be playing in the future.
Today we have three national leagues and two cup competitions as well as running the Scotland National Squad in partnership with the Scottish Football Association. The association also supports the European Powerchair Football Association in hosting competitive and social events for players, coaches and officials from across Europe.
The national team aims to compete in major competitions going forward such as Home Nations, Tri-Nations, Europeans games and World Cups.
With membership and crowd attendances rising year on year, we have ambitious but achievable plans to develop the games structure nationally, to introduce powerchair football across more towns and cities. This will allow the association to firstly become integrated across new local communities, while strengthening the national game and showcasing the sport, partners and opportunities to a much wider audience.
The association's ambition is to build on the progression seen both on and off the pitch into future seasons. Promotion is key to our strategy annually in order to grow both our players base and clubs across Scotland.
The association has continued to see growth on a domestic and international stage and it is the intention of the SPFA to build on this success.