Sevenoaks Powerchair FC are celebrating the biggest achievement in the club’s short existence – their first English international player.
Kyle Alexander has been selected as one of the eight squad members to represent England at this summer’s FIPFA World Cup, taking place in Kissimmee, Florida.
It’s been a meteoric rise for Alexander, who at just 16, is the youngest member of the squad. He was only called into the national squad at the start of the season, after impressing national team staff whilst playing for Sevenoaks PFC.
Alexander has Cerebral Palsy in his arms and legs and uses a wheelchair on a daily basis. He has played for Sevenoaks for three years and has been playing powerchair football since he was six. He was a major player in Sevenoaks’s promotion to the WFA Premiership Division last season, the highest national division of powerchair football in England.
He said: “I am so honoured and pleased to have been chosen to represent England in the upcoming Powerchair Football World Cup. I’m extremely thankful to have this opportunity alongside such a great squad as well as a great group of lads and coaching staff. With the country behind us we’re determined to put the work in to bring the cup home.”
The World Cup kicks off on Wednesday 5th July, with England’s first game on the 6th July. They will find out their opponents when the official draw takes place on 23rd February in Chicago.
Everyone at Sevenoaks would like to congratulate Kyle on his success and we will continue to support him to ensure he is fully ready to contribute to the team and have a hugely successful World Cup.