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|About||Glasgow Gladiators Powerchair FC provides a fast paced team sport for people of all ages who use a powered wheelchair.|
Glasgow Gladiators Powerchair FC provides a fast paced team sport for people of all ages who use a powered wheelchair. The players train on a Tuesday evening at the Craigholme Sports Complex, Haggs Road, Glasgow
The team started out as Glasgow City Powerchair then became Clyde Powerchair in September 2012. Clyde had two training facilities, the Craigholme venue and also one in Cumbernauld. Clyde PFC entered 5 teams into the first season of the Scottish Powerchair Football League, 3 from the Craigholme venue.
Clyde PFC decided to split the club into two teams for the 2015/16 season with the Cumbernauld teams continuing as Clyde PFC and the Craigholme clubs coming under Queen's Park as one of their Community teams. The club decided to reduce the teams from 3 to just 2 as a number of players retired from the sport.
The season got off to a flyer with Queen's Park Strollers winning the Scottish League Cup and Queen's Park Spiders being the runners-up. However, as the season progressed, the other clubs in the league increased the number of sports chairs in their teams it became increasingly difficult to compete. All other clubs had access to funding but Queen's Park were unable to access grants to fund sports chairs for the players. It was therefore decided, by the players themselves, to form a new club that would be recognised by funding bodies.
On the 24th May 2016, Glasgow Gladiators Powerchair Football Club was born.