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The significant restriction that DMD puts on physical mobility means that day-to-day activities are a challenge but sufferers have the same interests as more able-bodied boys their age – including a passion for competitive sport.
Wheelchair football is one of the few sports that those afflicted by this condition are able to play. The use of adapted electric wheelchairs, known as powerchairs, allows players to move freely around the pitch and control an enlarged football. The game helps players to build confidence and self-esteem, while taking part in a sport they love.
The Wheelchair Football Association is the lead organisation governing powerchair football in the UK and Muscle Warriors PFC is one of its more prominent clubs. It provides boys with DMD the opportunity to practice and play and compete both nationally and overseas.
“It’s an honour to support this great team.”
Amir Nabi · Dolfin
The Muscle Warriors train every week and regularly travel countrywide for national matches. Not only have they won the WFA championship three times but they have also travelled to Europe for matches.
One of the characteristics of having DMD is that health conditions evolve and this means that the chairs the team uses need to be adapted and upgraded. Dolfin recently supported the team in funding new powerchairs that will help keep the Warriors at the top of their game. The team took delivery of the new chairs at the end of April. Called ‘Strike Force’, the chairs are designed specifically to cater for wheelchair football so they’re faster while providing better control, mobility and stability. Importantly, with their lower adjustable seats, they’re also safer.
“Dolfin’s ethos is all about using technology to help overcome challenges and deliver improvements,” comments Amir Nabi, Dolfin’s Chief Operating Officer. “So it’s an honour to apply that principle in support of this great team. Being able to play powerchair football at this level has completely changed these guys’ lives. We’re looking forward to cheering them on to even more success in the future.”
Visit the WFA’s site for more information.