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Albion Win Regional Powerchair League

By Richard Morris • 01 June 2018

Brighton & Hove Albion Powerchair FC have won the South East Powerchair League for the third consecutive season.

The side secured the title at the weekend with victories against Portsmouth PFC and Muscle Warriors. Those two wins saw BHAPFC finish the season with nine wins from their 12 league games and just one defeat.

They also ended the season with the top two scorers in the league, with Sam Elliott (10 goals) pipping Freddie Strachan (seven goals) to the 2017/18 golden boot.

The team finished with an impressive goal difference of plus 26 from their dozen matches.

The South East Powerchair League title is the latest achievement for the successful BHAPFC side, which is run by Albion in the Community and also play in the Muscular Dystrophy UK Premiership – the highest national powerchair league in the country.

BHAPFC finished third in that league after losing just three of their 22 matches, with Lewis Hammans ending the season as top scorer in the league with 26 goals, while Matt Francis was awarded a division highest 18 man of the match awards by the team’s opponents.

Paul Brackley, disability manager at AITC, was full of praise for the team. He said, “This has been another impressive season for BHAPFC – both in the regional league and in the national league – and all the players should be incredibly proud of their achievements.

“I would like to thank the squad for the commitment they have shown throughout the season and Chris Hammans, our powerchair football co-ordinator, for the fantastic job he has done.”

AITC is keen to hear from anyone who has a disability and would be interested in trying powerchair football.

For more information, email: disability@albioninthecommunity.org.uk.

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