Thursday, May 30th, 2024

Sevenoaks Town Mayor gets a taste of wheel power and paddle power over Bank Holiday weekend.

IT’S been a busy Bank Holiday weekend for Sevenoaks Town Mayor Roderick Hogarth.

On Friday, Mayors, Mayoresses, consorts, and other dignitaries from across the whole of Kent accepted his invitation to see a demonstration of Powerchair Football by the Sevenoaks team at the Sennocke centre at Sevenoaks School.

England international and Sevenoaks team member Kyle Alexander on the ball

The Sevenoaks Powerchair Football Club originated at Valence School in Westerham but is now affiliated to Sevenoaks Town Football Club. It has two teams which compete in the Wheelchair Football Associations National League and the South East Regional Powerchair Football League.

Mr Hogarth has chosen the club as the Sevenoaks Town Mayor’s charity during his year of office. Last season the players won the Wheelchair Football Associations National League Championship title which means they have been promoted to the Premiership.

Sevenoaks Town Mayor Roderick Hogarth tries out a power chair.

Team talk from head coach Adam McEvoy

The guests watched a game and then were offered a chance to try out the special wheelchairs themselves during a training session taken by head coach Adam McEvoy and assistant coach Ian Haywood. You can find out more information about the Sevenoaks Powerchair Football Club on their website at:

On Bank Holiday Monday the Sevenoaks Town Mayor donned his chain of office again and attended the annual Dragon Boat Race on Chipstead Lake which attracted a large crowd.

As well as supporting the event in his official capacity, Mr Hogarth was also there to cheer the Westerham Sea Cadets who were racing for the Mayor’s charity.

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