Meet Our Players: Ashley
Updated: Jun 15
Hull & East Yorkshire PFC would like to introduce you to our academy team player and captain Ashley who is the latest to star in Meet Our Players series. Ashley only joined the club almost 2 years ago and straight away he picked up the rules, plus skills to progress onto making his debut in the Academy team. Following this, Ashley's confidence grew which saw him being selected as the captain. Just this season he has been training with the first team, experiencing the matchday situation. The club knows he's not far from making his first-team debut soon. Ashley plays in the North East League 1 and Yorkshire League. We introduce to you Ashley:
How long have you been playing powerchair football?
It will be 2 years in September
What do you enjoy the most about powerchair football?
Training with my friends and playing football. It’s funny when guests come to watch us and they have a try in the powerchair!
Why should someone who has a physical disability, and uses a wheelchair on a daily basis try powerchair football?
Everyone can take part and we have fun. It’s nice to make new friends.
How has powerchair football changed your life?
I go to the training sessions each Saturday and the club let me use one of their power chairs. My family come to watch and I think I’ve found my talent. We go to different places to play other teams. I won the most improved player award last year and we have parties. I like scoring goals and defending. I also like to do spin-kicks!
What’s your favourite memory of the club?
Definitely getting the award and being a Captain
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I would like to be playing in the first team and maybe winning more awards
How did it feel when you first tried powerchair football?
It was the first time I’d used a power chair - I found it really easy. Everyone was nice and the coaches helped me get used to the power chair
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself?
I have taken part in an event that made it into the Guinness Book of World Records
What are your hobbies away from powerchair football?
I love gaming and watching Harry Potter and Superhero movies.
What have you been doing during the lockdown?
I’ve had to do school work, watched fails on YouTube and been in the garden.
We would like to thank Ashley for taking his time during the lockdown to answer these questions. It's clear to see Ashley has a passion for the club and progressing in the sport. On Wednesday, we will be meeting a first-team player who'll be the next to star in Meet Our Players Series.