Edward and Sam named in England’s Powerchair World Cup squad

Edward in action

Edward in action

The Percy Hedley Foundation is delighted that Northern Thunder Powerchair Football stars Edward Common and Sam Smith have been selected to represent England at the 2017 FIPFA World Cup.

Ed, 22, from Hexham and Sam, 17, from Wylam, were named in head coach Colin George’s eight-man squad for the tournament, which takes place in Florida this summer.

The friends, who both suffer from muscular dystrophy, play for the Foundation’s successful Northern Thunder side.

Sam on the ball

Sam on the ball

The team will head to America on July 1st ahead of their first game on July 6th. The official draw takes place this week with England set to battle it out against reigning champions America along with Argentina, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Japan, Ireland and Uruguay.

Good luck lads!