About us Who we are Who we are The Wheelchair Football Association (WFA) was formed in 2005 to govern the sport of Powerchair Football in England. The WFA are recognised by the Football Association as the sports lead organisation and our Laws are sanctioned by them. Initially the WFA ran as a voluntary organisation focusing on raising awareness, providing guidance to potential new clubs and establishing a national competition. However as the number of clubs increased the WFA recognised the need to expand upon the capacity of volunteers in order to grow the game. In 2009, the association started the process of applying to funding sources to secure funding to employ an officer to continue the development of sport and expand the services we provided to our members. 2010 - The WFA was awarded a Football Foundation grant to deliver a 3 year project to increase participation in powerchair football. 2013 - The WFA secured funding from Sport England's Inclusive Sport Fund to to focus on the “grass-roots” development of the game and provide opportunities for new players. Our Vision: Our vision is to build a professional and sustainable organisation in order to provide opportunities for people with a physical impairment to access Powerchair Football across England. We strive to promote, govern and develop the sport whilst maintaining our core organisational values. Our Mission: The WFA aim to ensure that Powerchair Football is accessible to the widest number of its target audience. We encourage and promote the sport of Powerchair Football with the object of improving conditions of life and to assist in their integration into the game of football and to society as a whole. We will achieve this by: Engaging with our members and their clubs to provide support, guidance and resources to create a sustainable network. Maintaining our player pathway to cater for all levels and engage with the Football Association elite player programme. Developing effective communication with our Membership. Effectively administering all Powerchair Football competitions throughout England. Creating a skilled workforce to support the game. Our Values: We will work to achieve our vision, by working to the following key values: The WFA endeavour to be professional and strive for the continuous development of powerchair football in England. Recruit staff who are hardworking, knowledgeable and passionate about the continual progression of Powerchair Football. Ensure we are open, honest and engage with our membership to ensure their voices are heard and their needs are met. We will encourage all individuals, irrespective of gender, disability, race, sexual orientation or age, to reach their full potential. Work in partnership with disability organisations to engage with the disabled community and promote Powerchair Football across England.