Anmore's Jordan Marks is one of eight B.C. athletes with a disability chosen to represent Canada on its first ever national powerchair football team.
A 20-year-old University of B.C. student, Marks will travel with the Canadian squad to Paris, France next October to compete in the FIPFA World Cup.
With the same basic rules as FIFA soccer, power soccer or powerchair football, as its referred to internationally, is a competitive sport played by athletes in power wheelchairs. It's generally played in a gym with four players per team, each with a footguard attached to the front on their powerchair used to manuevre and strike the ball.
Marks started playing soccer with SportAbility eight years ago. He went on to win three provincial championships with the Vancouver Lightning and received the Golden Guard Award at the FIPFA Summit in Atlanta in 2006. He also helped B.C. win gold in April at the Nationals Defi Sportif competition in Montreal.