Middlesbrough Powerchair Community Heroes


Two “awesome women” who run Middlesbrough Powerchair Football Club have reflected on life in lockdown after being named Teesside Heroes in recognition of their work supporting dozens of
Nine years after forming Middlesbrough Powerchair Football Club, Cath McNicol and Carolyn Bean remain the driving force behind a club that gives those with severe physical disabilities a chance to take part in a fast-moving sport.
Since forming officially in 2012, the club has given around 70 players a chance to take part in the sport, which sees players race around in specially adapted electric wheelchairs fitted with bumpers to ‘kick’ the ball.
Their efforts have been recognised with an award from Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation that is presented monthly to unsung community champions.