Crystal Palace have been nominated for an award at this year’s London Football Awards with Palace’s Powerchair Football scheme being nominated for the London Community Project Award.

The scheme which is run by Crystal Palace’s Foundation which first started the team in 2013 with fixtures being played in the Wheelchair Football Association’s South-East league.

It is a non-contact sport that is played by both genders of all ages with the Eagles’ team in particular ranging from the age of nine to 46. Powerchair football is a four-a-side game.

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The other community projects that have been nominated for the award is Fulham’s work with Feltham Young Offenders Institute and Leyton Orient’s DCD (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Football project.

The nominees for the award was agreed by an independent panel of judges and announced at a launch event at Barclays HQ in Canary Wharf by Willow Life President, Bob Wilson OBE.

Winners of eight awards which are up for grabs on the night will be announced at the event hosted by Gary Lineker OBE, at London’s Battersea Evolution on 2nd March.

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