Chris Gordon, Dave Lewis and Marcus Harrison were visited by a host of Albion players, as they prepare to represent England at the 2023 FIPFA Powerchair Football World Cup.
Albion stars Jed Wallace, Alex Palmer, Abi Loydon and Taylor Reynolds, visited the WBA Community Sports Hall to discuss the upcoming tournament with the trio and learn about their respective journeys in the sport.
After looking ahead to the World Cup and stating their targets for the tournament, Jed, Alex, Abi and Taylor took to some powerchairs and tried the sport out for themselves, going through some basic drills with three of the country’s best watching on.
Chris, Dave and Marcus currently play for West Bromwich Albion PFC in the WFA National League Premiership Division, with Chris captaining the side to four league titles in the last five years, while Marcus has recently reached the milestone of 200 National League goals. With further emphasis placed on coaching in recent years, Dave’s playing career has had a resurgence over the last term. This form saw Lewis return to the England squad after a five-year hiatus and, as a result of his performances, will now represent his country for the first time at a World Cup.
Hosted in Australia, the 2023 FIPFA Powerchair Football World Cup takes place from October 15 - October 20, 2023, at the Sydney Olympic Park’s Quaycentre, with ten nations involved in the competition. As current European Champions, England have high hopes of winning the World Cup and the Three Lions will hope to kick off their campaign with a win when they face Argentina on Sunday, October 15, 2023.
More information on the 2023 FIPFA Powerchair Football World Cup can be found here with all the tournament’s fixtures streamed live across the FIPFA YouTube channels.