With teams already well into pre-season prep, training and playing friendlies, it can only mean one thing – the MDUK Championship 2018/19 season is literally around the corner. The distinctive noises of screeching wheels, players celebrating goals and tactics being discussed are all set to return to the Lee Westwood Sports Centre on Saturday October 13.

The 2018/19 season is expected to be an exciting campaign with three new teams returning to the league. Following last season’s relegation from the MDUK Premiership, Manchester United PFC and Evergreen PFC will be eager to make a quick return to the top tier but there are a few teams that could stop them in their tracks.

Cheltenham SW All Stars will be looking for a top two finish in order to finally get promoted to the Premiership following two attempts in the play offs. If anything, the experience their players have gained from them two defeats will put them in a good position. However, Nottingham Forest PFC finished last season very strongly, especially towards the end where they seemed to turn it up the tempo playing some exciting football. AFC Bournemouth Warriors, who recently merged with Wessex Warriors will want to impress in their debut season as one outfit.

Newly promoted side Norwich City will be hoping for a strong finish in their debut season. Telford PFC will want to improve from last year, where at times they struggled against the top table sides. Middlesbrough Reserves PFC, Bolton Bullets and West Brom Dudley, I’m sure will be eager to improve on last season’s mid-table finish. Likewise, Telford PFC who finished 11th in the Championship last season will want to sure up their defence and better their placement this campaign.

As for Hull & East Yorkshire Powerchair Football Club I won’t give much away. But, we are wanting to finish strongly and build some consistency over the campaign. I’m really excited for this season, with new changes happening to the governing body you can taste the excitement already. 

 

The MDUK Premiership will be played over 5 competition weekends:

13th-14th October 2018

17th- 18th November 2018

8th- 9th December 2018

16th-17th March 2019

4th-5th March 2019

 

Where to find us?

Lee Westwood Sports Centre, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham NG11 8NS

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