Following the WFA Executive meeting last month, we can now announce that Ricky Stevenson will be stepping down from his position as WFA Chairperson at the end of this season.

After 12 years in the position and overseeing the sport grow from its infancy, Ricky will finish his term in June 2018 at the WFA Annual General meeting.

Ricky explained his decision further: 

At the board meeting last month I informed the board that I will stand down after 12 years as Chair of the WFA at the next AGM in June 2018. This is a decision that I have thought about a lot over the last few months. The main reason being behind my decision it that from January 2018, I will be taking up the position of President of the International Federation (FIPFA).  Back in July, during the World Cup at the FIPFA congress, no new president was elected for FIPFA, so the current President agreed he would remain in the role until end of 2017.

I am a member of the current FIPFA Executive, and I was asked to consider if I would take on the role of President.  I will assume this role in a temporary position until the next FIPFA Congress, which is planned to take place during the EPFA Champions Cup in October 2018. At this point I will stand for nomination as the President of FIPFA.

It’s impossible for me to take on this role while I am also chair of the WFA.  I hope you can understand my position and my reasons for this decision.  I still remain passionate about powerchair football and I believe the WFA is now in a strong position for a new person to take on this role and continue the growth of our sport within England.

This means the search is now on for a new WFA Chairperson.  The WFA will release further information about the role and nomination process in the New Year.

However, if anyone is interested in finding out a little more about the role or wishes to have an informal discussion, please email [email protected] to arrange a conversation.