Two West Bromwich Albion powerchair footballers recently received awards that recognises individuals or organisations achieving sporting success at the Black Country Sports Awards. 

The 'Power of Sport' award went to James Birks for experiencing a more active lifestyle and having significant improvements to his life as a direct result of taking part in powerchair football.

"I loved winning the award. It was a great surprise to even be nominated I enjoyed being in front of all those people to collect my award," smiled James.

"Powerchair football means the world to me, I love it and it's a great way to socialise with your team mates and make new friends.

"Without the sport I'd be so bored without an interest to be able to participate in.

Bradley Addison was awarded the 'Aspiring Talent' accolade in recognition of his progression and excellence in the sport of powerchair football and for being a positive role model to others.

"It's amazing to win the award l can't believe that l won.

"It means the world to me as l can't play any other sport and l am a very sporty person."

The two award winners will now go on to the West Midlands Community Sports Awards on the 6th December at the University of Birmingham - everyone at the Wheelchair Football Association wishes them the best of luck!