The Yellow and Navy were back in action last Sunday, with the Central Coast Mariners Powerchair team participating in the Nova Employment Football4All Gala Day held by Football NSW at Valentine Sports Park.
Making its appearance at the event for the third succesive year, Powerchair football is a variation of the beautiful game developed specifically for competitive play between wheelchair users, played on a regulation basketball court.
The Mariners compete in the four team NSW Powerchair Football Association Western Sydney division alongside some very familiar foes, including the Western Sydney Wanderers, the Newcastle Jets and Sydney FC.
In front of a healthy crowd at Valentine Sports Park on Sunday, the Central Coast faced up to the Wanderers, going down 1-0 thanks to an early goal from the Red and Black’s Ben Keyte.
However it was an enjoyable day for all involved, with many spectators on hand able to get a taste of the spectacle that is Powerchair football, as well as other action during the Gala Day which supports the development of football programs for those with special needs or a disability.
After six rounds of Powerchair action, the Mariners are currently without a win, however they will hope to reverse their fortunes in an #F3Derby with ladder leaders Newcastle Jets on Saturday June 20 at Kevin Betts Stadium, Mount Druitt.