Process for Canadian power soccer team kicks off

The Red Rolls Royces won the national division over the Blue Beamers during the Penticton Storm power chair soccer tournament.

Ian Wright (left) battles opponent Dale McLeod for ball control as Stratton Whitaker watches from behind during action in the annual BC Storm Power Soccer Tournament at Princess Margaret Secondary School last weekend.

The Red Rolls Royces won the national division over the Blue Beamers during the Penticton Storm power chair soccer tournament.

The Hunter Green Hummers rounded out the top three as players in that division are vying for a spot on the national team. In the open division, the Maroon Maseratis defeated the Cadillacs and the Gran Torinos were third, while the Navy Blue Benz placed fourth.

Players are headed to Montreal next week to play in the Defi Sportif tournament and after head coach Gordon Marks along with his two assistants will start to choose the 16 players for the national team.

The first World Cup took place in Tokyo, Japan in October 2007 after the Federation Internationale de Powerchair Football Association was formed the year before. Check the Penticton Western News next week for the full story on the

national team.