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  • Writer's pictureKai Gill

Meet Our Players: Shaun

Hull & East Yorkshire PFC are delighted to introduce you to Shaun, who is the latest to star in Meet Our Players series. Shaun is an academy team player and has recently progressed into being able to play in a couple of positions both goalkeeper and winger. He plays in the North East League 1 and Yorkshire League. We introduce you to Shaun:

How long have you been playing powerchair football?

I have been playing powerchair football for over 3 years.

What do you enjoy the most about powerchair football?

I enjoy playing football in any way, getting out and about and meeting people.

Why should someone who has a physical disability and uses a wheelchair on a daily basis try powerchair football?

Powerchair football gives you the chance to be part of a team and be involved in a sport you maybe thought was not available to you. Building skills and confidence.

How has powerchair football changed your life?

I have played football since I was 6 years old. After becoming ill I lost a lot of the things I loved. Powerchair football allows me to play a sport that has always been a big part of my life.

What's your favourite memory of the club?

Being brave enough to come the first time and try it. Meeting the guests who visit us and wearing a new shirt every season.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Continuing to play powerchair football and enjoying life.

How did you feel when you first tried powerchair football?

Nervous and worried I wouldn't be able to do it.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself?

Before, my condition diagnosis I started training as a scaffolder.

What are your hobbies away from powerchair football?

Watching rugby, ice hockey and movies, fishing, playing cards, and vegetable gardening.

What have you been doing during the lockdown?

Watching a lot of TV and growing some big vegetables.

We would like to thank Shaun for taking his time during the lockdown to answer these questions. It's great to hear the passion Shaun has for powerchair football and especially, how it has changed his life.

On Friday, we will be introducing you to one of our development players.

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