Last week the England Powerchair squad won the EFPA Nations Cup, beating current world champions France in Finland.

The squad began the tournament with a bang, claiming maximum points on day 1 following comprehensive victories against Austria and tournament debutants Northern Ireland.

Day 2 opened with an 8-0 win against hosts Finland before the crunch tie of the group against current World Cup holders France. The team struggled to get their passing rhythm going throughout the game and fell to a 3-0 loss.

In their final group games, England faced Denmark and Ireland. The Danes provided a real test for the three lions, with the sides separated only by a single Jon Bolding goal in a 1-0 win. England raised their levels as they beat Ireland 5-0 to finish in 2nd place in the group stage.

By finishing in 2nd spot, their semi-final opponents were 3rd placed Denmark. Fortunately for England they improved their performance levels from the day before, claiming a 3-1 and a place in the Nations Cup final. France dispatched Ireland 6-0 to set up a repeat of the previous Nations Cup final.

The final was scintillating - France dominated the first half and led 1-0 art the break following sustained pressure. Shortly into the second half, the lead was doubled and things looked bleak for England. However, the side continued to play their style of football and shortly after half an hour, reduced the deficit to 2-1 thanks to Marcus Harrison - the first goal France had conceded in the tournament. 

Harrison struck once more with a couple of minutes left on the clock to drag England back into the game. Extra-time ensued but the deadlock couldn't be broken and the game went to a nail-biting penalty shoot out. 

England grew in confidence and took their penalties with composure. Despite Ed Common having his penalty saved, two French misses placed the responsibility to Harrison.

Harrison showed nerves of steel to slot the ball into the corner to beat France 3-1 on penalties to claim their first ever European title.

England Captain, Jon Bolding shared his thoughts:

"What an emotional, mind-blowing week with one of the greatest teams I have ever been involved with. Staff, carers and the amazing supporters have made this all possible. We never gave up, we fought for each other, stuck together through good and bad  and I am so unbelievably proud of what we have achieved."