Leeds hosts event for wheelchair footballers

MEMORABLE DEBUT: Pictures from the launch of the new Switalskis Yorkshire Powerchair Football League at the University of Leeds. PIC: Phil Marsden Photography
MEMORABLE DEBUT: Pictures from the launch of the new Switalskis Yorkshire Powerchair Football League at the University of Leeds. PIC: Phil Marsden Photography
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A new league for wheelchair footballers has launched, with the first event taking place in Leeds earlier this month.

The Switalskis Yorkshire Powerchair Football League (SYPFL) visited the Edge Sports Centre at the University of Leeds.

Backed by the Wheelchair Football Association, powerchair football offers players of all ages the opportunity to compete in four-a-side games using electric wheelchairs and a unique 33cm diameter football. The SYPFL will be holding at least four events across the season.

For possible use in the YP From the Archive series.''10th May 1988''THE MIGHTY Mallard, pride of Britain's railway history, puffed into Leeds Station today with a raging thirst.''It was pulling such a heavy load - 12 carriages carrying 250 top Post Office customers and stamp collectors - that it needed extra water supplies at Holbeck.''"The last thing we wanted was the boiler blowing up on Britain's pride and joy," said Mr Philip Round, Post Office Information Officer.''Mallard was making a special run across the Pennines from Manchester Victoria to mark two major anniversaries:

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