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Two in a row for WBA Powerchair

8 April 2019

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West Bromwich Albion Powerchair Football Club are WFA MDUK National League champions for the second year in a row.

Building on from their historic league win in 2018, the side clinched their latest title with a dramatic 2-0 win against close rivals Aspire PFC in their final game of the season.

A brace from Marcus Harrison clinched the crown for the Albion side against Aspire PFC to ensure another successful campaign for the outfit.

"Aspire was always going to be a hard game but the guys were so confident on the pitch, it is amazing to see how much they want to achieve," said Matt Bodin, WBA PFC Assistant Coach.

The team replicated last season's league success in dominant fashion, winning 20 and losing just one of their 22 games this season, racking up 80 goals on their way to the title.

"I'm very proud, the mentality of the players is different class," said Matt.

"They believe they deserve that medal. This isn't achieved by luck, they won it because they deserve it.

"The amount of goals we've scored and conceded just shows that we deserve that spot."

Albion's first league title was nine years in the making and they are reaping the rewards from their hard work, with the future looking bright.

"This team is very special; we've got so much talent in the squad," added Matt.

"We've got four England internationals with another one or two that are on the brink of national recognition.

"I would say that we've got a team that is the future of powerchair football."

WBA Powerchair Head Coach and Captain Chris Gordon echoed Matt's pride at the success.

"I am extremely proud of what we have achieved over the last two seasons," said Chris.

"With hard work and dedication the squad have really developed and now have the honour of being the best powerchair football team in the country.

"It's our responsibility to continue to work hard to ensure that Albion's powerchair football team is widely known as the best in the country for many years to come."

This season posed a different challenge for the side as they looked to defend their crown.

"When you are the team everyone has to beat, each game comes with that little bit more pressure and intensity," said Chris.

With the season done and dusted, Chris' attention has already turned to the 2019/20 campaign.

"Winning this title means that we have now qualified for next year's Champions League," he said.

"I am really excited to see the quality of our football next season and would like to think we could win the treble by winning the WFA Premier League, the WFA Cup and the Champions League."

For more information regarding Albion's powerchair programme, please email paul.hunt@albionfoundation.co.uk.


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