Association sport

A law firm will sponsor the Wheelchair Football Association

Law firm Irwin Mitchell is joining forces with the Wheelchair Football Association (WFA) in a new partnership.

The Sheffield-based company sponsors the WFA National Player Development Program (NPDP), which aims to provide people with physical disabilities the opportunity to access wheelchair football in England.

Sarah Coles, Partner and Specialist Solicitor at Irwin Mitchell, said: “This new program developed by the WFA is a fantastic way to help those who play wheelchair football develop and improve their skills.

“It is fantastic to see this development on the back of our well-established commitment to local disabled sports clubs in our communities, including Leeds Powerchair FC and North East and Yorkshire Disability FC.

“Also, it’s great to see people with disabilities and their families accessing and enjoying the sport through wheelchair football, and we’re delighted to be able to be a part of that as the organization continues to promote it and across the country.”

Adam McEvoy, WFA National Development Manager, said: “We are delighted to have Irwin Mitchell on board as we set out our new development programme.

“At the WFA we strive to promote, govern and develop wheelchair football across England but this has been affected by the pandemic which no doubt also has an effect on people’s skills. involved.

“Our NPDP will therefore provide players and coaches with a tool to help them improve and will form an integral part of our campaign to raise the profile of player training and development.

“We hope this will also help us expand our promotion of wheelchair football around the world.

“In the meantime, we’re excited to see what the future holds for the WFA with Irwin Mitchell on board.”