Max Bode and Mike Coleman to be Community Heroes this weekendMIKE Coleman and Max Bode from the Norwich City Powerchair Football Club are the Community Heroes for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship fixture against Burton Albion.
Both Mike and Max have been part of the team since its inception in 2007, and competed with Norwich City in the Wheelchair FA National League at Premiership level between 2010 and 2013.
The pair recently helped the Canaries to the South East Regional League Division 2 title, by a comfortable 10-point margin.
Max, aged 22, and Mike, aged 24, have a condition known as Duchene Muscular Dystrophy, and were both diagnosed at an early age.
After playing wheelchair basketball for a couple of years, Max discovered Powerchair Football at the age of 15 and has never looked back:
“I got a real buzz from it straight away; the sense of adrenaline and the enjoyment of playing in a team was huge and after a few sessions I was hooked.”
Both are an essential part of the team, which is supported by the Community Sports Foundation (CSF), and CSF Disability Development Officer Darren Hunter commented on the players’ contributions:
“Max and Mike are wonderful players to coach, and are role models to the rest of the team. Their insight to the game is invaluable and of huge benefit to everyone else involved.”
Everyone at Norwich City Football Club and the Community Sports Foundation would like to welcome Max and Mike to Carrow Road, and we hope that they both have a fantastic day.