Powerchair Football – An interview with Jaxon Taylor

With the 2021 Sydney powerchair football season set to kick off on Saturday 20th February, Western Sydney Wanderers squad member Jaxon Taylor gave us his thoughts about the sport he loves.

Q. How long have you been playing powerchair football for?
A. I have been playing powerchair football for 7 years now.

Q. What is your favourite position to play?
A. My favourite position to play is on the wing.

Q. How do you feel when you’re on the court?
A. When I’m on the court, I have this adrenaline that pumps through me that doesn’t pump through my blood when I do anything else. The feeling that matches can be decided in one move gives me such a great feeling.

Q. Favourite powerchair football experience?
A. My favourite powerchair football experience would be achieving third place in the Club Championships in 2020. This experience gave me a sense of professionalism, as well as the privilege to play for a week straight, which was another great factor.

Q. What are your powerchair football goals in the next year or two?
A. My powerchair football goal over the next two years is to play for the Western Sydney Wanderers first team. Currently, I am playing for their reserve league team, and I would really love the opportunity to perform and grow in a more intense environment, similar to the club championships last year. Being asked to play for the Wanderers second team is so exciting, let alone being a part of their squad. I can’t wait to get the season started!

Q. What would you say to someone who is considering giving powerchair football a try?
A. To those who are considering powerchair football as their sport of choice, I say give it a good crack. Life is full of surprises. Even if you don’t think you’ll like it, you never know what may happen until you’re playing a game and you have the adrenaline pumping. So, give it a good go. If you like it, then that’s great, and if you don’t, then there are always other opportunities for you in the future.

If you want to give powerchair football a try, get in touch with Chris Suffield at christopher.suffield@hotmail.com or visit the NSW Powerchair Football Association Facebook page. Development sessions are a great chance for new players to get involved and run from 10am to 12pm at Valentine Sports Park on the following Saturdays – 6 March, 10 April, 1 May and 5 June. Registration is free for new players!