Champs seek new signings

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It isn’t just MK Dons manager Karl Robinson who is looking for some new players this summer - it’s also MK Dons Powerchair Football Club.

MK Dons PFC was developed to provide competitive football for players with disabilities.

The powerchair team are currently playing in the National Championship as well as the East Midlands Regional League, which they won last week.

But player-manager Alun Watson wants the team to grow even bigger.

“Ideally, we’d have teams in all four divisions,” he said. “But we want as many players as possible to come and give the sport a try.”

Powerchair football is a 4-a-side game aimed at people with muscular dystrophy. And while national leagues are classified, as England bid to take part in world cups, the regional divisions are more open and inclusive.

Alun said: “The biggest part for me is the social element, mixing with all sorts of different people, with different levels of disabilities.

“Dons have been very good to us. We have four or five Dons season ticket holders in our team, and it means so much to people to pull on the shirt with the badge on it.”

The powerchair team train every Saturday morning at the Bletchley Leisure Centre from 10.30am to 12.30pm, with the wheelchair team training from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

For more information on powerchair football, or to give the game a try, contact Karl White on 01908 622938 or Alun Watson on 07977 938596.