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What does APHC mean?

Antwerp Powerchair Hockey Collective

What is APHC?

We are a non-profit organization in Antwerp. Created to connect international powerchair hockey players together so they can learn from each other and become a better version of themselves.

Who is in charge of this organization?

We are a group of PCH players from Belgium who’s biggest dream was to do something for the community. Something no one else did. We are talkers, but more of the do-ers. We don’t just dream. We make dreams come true.

What does the collective do?

We organize tournaments and in the future the first international hockey camp ever. It’s our mission to create space for international powerchair hockey players.

How can I help the collective?

By sharing our mission in the first place. But of course, all our dreams come with a bill to pay. If you like to support a cause like ours, make a gift or donation. Click here to go to our page.

What is powerchair hockey?

Powerchair hockey or e-hockey is played with electric sports wheelchairs where two teams compete against each other. It is a mixed sport and is intended to get people with a physical disability to exercise in a team format. This variant of hockey is a combination of field hockey and ice hockey. Wheelchairs are allowed to drive a maximum of 18 km/h and in each team you have 5 players.

Can anyone just play this type of hockey?

No, there are guidelines. You have to have a physical disability like muscular dystrophy or achondroplasia. To keep the game fair, each player gets an examination by certain doctors which give the player a score from 0,5 to 5. Players with ‘5’ as score, aren’t allowed to play as they are too strong. Each team has to keep their team combination on the field below 12 or 12.

How accessible is this sport? Can weaker people participate?

Yes, it’s one of the few team sports in the world. The sticks the handstick athletes use aren’t very heavy so players with enough strength in their arms can easily hold it. A bit weaker? You can install a stick on your wheelchair in the form of the letter ‘T’. The sides help take the ball with you.

What about the wheelchairs?

There are a few manufacturers in Europe who have invented powerchair hockey wheelchairs, specifically for this sport. You go faster than any other wheelchair and you can spin in one place, which gives you more space in the game. One of our partners is the Dutch manufacturer Scouts Mobility who developed The Warrior. And yes, all wheelchairs are safe.

How popular is this sport?

The sport is known in three continents of the world, and more to come. Europe has the most countries who play powerchair hockey like Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark (World Champions), Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic and so many more.

One of our goals is to make powerchair hockey more popular and known by society.

Can I watch some videos?

Of course. On our YouTube page are videos of the matches that took place on our first and second edition of 2v2 cup.

What is the difference between a 2v2 and 5v5 game?

In normal competition, you’ll always see 5 players against 5. We wanted to shake things up. That’s why we organize tournaments where it’s 2 players against 2 players on a much smaller field. It gives more room to do tricks and to practice technique on scoring.

When was the first 2v2 tournament held?

In Belgium was the very first 2v2 tournament played in 2017. It was a one-time thing and then in Denmark. Twice. After Denmark we took this variation of our sport. Our first edition was September ’21 and last year the second edition was even better than the previous (We don’t lie. It’s what our athletes told us!)

When is the next 2v2 cup?

The third edition will take place on 7 and 8 September 2024.

Where will the next tournament take place?

The tournament takes place in a sports hall of Sport Vlaanderen Brasschaat.

Bredabaan 31, 2930 Brasschaat

Will the cup and I be a great fit?

If you like making quick decisions during a game, then it’s for you. 


If you like doing tricks with your stick, then it’s for you.


If you want to train your technique as a T-sticker and keeper, then it’s definitely for you. Keep an eye out and win the 2023 cup!

The sport is known in three continents of the world, and more to come. Europe has the most countries who play powerchair hockey like Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark (World Champions), Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic and so many more.

One of our goals is to make powerchair hockey more popular and known by society.

How can I make sure to participate in the next cup?

Be around. Engage and follow our content. We work with a first come first served concept. The first people who register will participate. Want to be the first to hear about cup updates? Register on our newsletter.

How do I register myself for the cup?

Our sign-up week was held from 01/02/2024 until the 14th of February. We’ve picked 16 teams for this edition, who all have been informed.

Will there be a waiting list?

If you want to make the reserve list, just let us know via email or Instagram. When a team cancels, we’ll look at the order of teams that have send us the request to be on this list.

What is the concept?

Athletes are searching for moments and ways to connect with each other. Especially on an international level. This fact, we cannot ignore, because we are longing for that same connection with you and other players. That’s why we introduced our international hockey camp. It’s still difficult to say when it will be held, but definitely not in 2023.

Be a part of the show. Fill out our form.

We want your opinion and wishes for this camp concept. Fill out this Google form to help us out.

Want to be the first to know the latest juice?

Register you on the ‘camp’ newsletter or send us a message so we can put you on that newsletter list.

How do I register myself for the cup?

This year, the registrations will go through our webshop. Not on Tournify as the previous times. Why? We received complaints and experienced difficulties with the registration form of Tournify. This time we take matters into our own hands.

What's the wine sale about?

We’re launching a wine sale featuring small-scale Italian wine and olive oil artisans. With each purchase, 20% goes to our cause.

When does the wine sale begin and end?

The sale starts on April 30th, 2024, and concludes two months later, on June 30th. Additionally, there will be a wine stand at our tournament on September 7th and 8th.

Who is behind the wine sale?

It’s a collaboration between CENT’ANNI and APHC VZW.

Why are you organizing this wine sale?

We aim to raise funds for our first international hockey camp, seeking to alleviate costs for the players.

How is the wine sale curated?

In collaboration with Steven, the founder and wine expert of CENT’ANNI, we’ve carefully curated 9 wines and 2 olive oils for you to choose from, including white, red, and rosé varieties.

Why should I order?

By ordering from us, you’re not only indulging in premium Italian wines and olive oils curated by small-scale artisans, but also contributing to a noble cause.

With each purchase, 20% of the proceeds go towards funding our first international hockey camp, helping to alleviate costs for the players and support our community initiatives. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to explore a diverse selection of wines and olive oils handpicked by our expert, Steven, ensuring a delightful and enriching experience for your palate.

Who is Steven from CENT'ANNI?

CENT’ANNI is a renowned entity in the realm of fine wines and olive oils. Founded by Steven, an expert in the field, CENT’ANNI specializes in curating premium Italian wines and olive oils crafted by small-scale artisans. With a dedication to quality and authenticity, CENT’ANNI seeks to bring the rich flavors and traditions of Italian winemaking to enthusiasts around the world.

Are your wines locally sourced or imported?

These wines are sourced through a collaboration with top winemakers from lesser-known Italian wine regions such as the Montecucco and Monte Amiata areas in the Tuscan Maremma.

Steven meticulously selects, tastes, and approves these Italian wines, ensuring exceptional quality and authenticity before importing them. His commitment lies in showcasing the hidden gems of the Tuscan Maremma region, bringing them to the tables and cellars of Belgian families, cooking enthusiasts, and wine experts.

What is the pricing range of your wines?

Prices range from €13.95 to €19.95, with the exclusive wines priced slightly higher. The “VIANDANTE” from Tenuta l’Impostino is €27.25, while “LA CASETTA” from Podere Montale is priced at €38,-.

Do you offer any discounts or promotions?

No, we do not offer discounts or promotions.

What is the minimum order quantity?

There is no minimum order requirement. You are welcome to order just one item if you prefer.

Can I order it in person?

Certainly! If you spot one of our team members, feel free to place your order with them.

Can I help take orders, like with the help of a form?

We welcome all assistance! We’ve created a printable form (DOWNLOAD HERE) for you to easily collect orders. Once completed, simply hand it in to one of our teammates.

Is there a pick-up point?

Absolutely! However, we’ll need to arrange a suitable pick-up time. You have the option to visit one of our team members’ houses in the following locations:

Kapellen, Antwerp
Merksem, Antwerp
Wuustwezel, Antwerp
Hasselt, Limburg

Also, some other locations:

Heder VZW, Herman Vosstraat 14, 2180 Antwerp
UZ Leuven Gasthuisberg, Functimetingen 4 (urologie), Gele straat, poort 4, niveau 0, volgletter b (GE 4.0.b), Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven
The Antwerp Wheelblazers trainings, Sporthal Luchtbal, Santiagostraat 2, 2030 Antwerp
De Pont trainings, Rijndam Revalidatie – locatie Westersingel, Westersingel 300, 3015 LJ Rotterdam (Nederlands)

Below is a list outlining dates and locations of hockey match days when you can collect your order:

04/05/2024 – Belgian Nationalteam Training – Sporthal ‘t Veerleveld, Kanunnik Petrus Jozef Triestlaan 1, 9080 Lochristi (Belgium)

25/05/2024 – Dutch Competition Day – Trompetstraat 3, 3822 CK Amersfoort (Netherlands)

01/06/2024 – Dutch Competition Day – Indoor Sportcentrum Eindhoven, Theo Koomenlaan 1, 5644 HZ Eindhoven (Netherlands)

15/06/2024 – Belgian Competition Day – Sportcentrum De Rode Loop – Merksem, Rodeloopstraat 2, 2170 Antwerpen (Belgium)

23/06/2024 – Belgian Nationalteam Training – Sport Vlaanderen Brasschaat, Bredabaan 31, 2930 Brasschaat (Belgium)

29/06/2024 – Dutch Competition Day – 5644 HZ Arnhem (Netherlands)


Interested in tasting and trying our wines? Join us for a wine tasting event on the evening of Friday, June 21st, 2024.

What payment methods do you accept?

We offer a variety of payment methods for your convenience, including:

  • Apple Pay
  • iDEAL
  • Credit card
  • Klarna
  • PayPal
  • Bancontact
  • Bank transfer (you’ll receive an invoice from us, which must be payed within 14 days)

What is your return or exchange policy?

As this is a nonprofit campaign, we do not accept returns or exchanges.

Are there any upcoming events or tastings related to your wines?

Interested in tasting and trying our wines and olive oils? Join us for a wine tasting + cheese event on the evening of Friday, June 21st, 2024.

For those who prefer a preview before buying, join us at our wine tasting. Steven from CENT’ANNI will be on hand to provide comprehensive details about each wine and olive oil. It’s an evening tailor-made to kickstart your summer in style!

You’ll taste 9 wines (2 white, 1 rosé and 6 red)
Also, 2 olive oils made
In between, we’ll also offer a selection of 4 different cheeses, perfectly paired with the wines.

We’ll furnish each attendee with a wine tasting sheet, allowing you to assess and mark your preferences for each wine and olive oil. This will help you easily identify the ones you’d like to purchase later in the evening.


🎟️ We’re working with an income price:
EARLY BIRD UNTIL 16/06, 23:59

  • MIN 18 YEARS: €12,-


  • MIN 18 YEARS: €12,-

🕖 The schedule for the evening:
Doors open: 19:00
Tasting: 19:30 – 22:00
Ordering time: 22:00 – 22:30
Doors close: 22:30

📍 We’ve secured an easily accessible venue that perfectly complements the Italian ambiance of our wines and olive oils. Navigate to our event location using this address:

Fortsteenweg 120 – 2170 Merksem (Antwerpen)


Where can I find more information about the artisans behind the wines and olive oils?

We’ve chosen two wine producers, along with CENT’ANNI’s own olive oils. Read and learn more about them on Steven’s website (in Dutch).




Do you offer any tasting notes or descriptions for the wines and olive oils?

You can access the tasting notes by clicking on each wine/olive oil product in the wine shop and scrolling down the page.

How should I store the wine once it's received?

You can learn how to store the wine and olive oils by clicking on each wine/olive oil product in the wine shop and scrolling down the page.

Do you provide any suggestions for food pairings with the wines and olive oils?

You can find our suggestions for food pairings by clicking on each wine/olive oil product in the wine shop and scrolling down the page.


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