Fundación Oportunidad has been working since 2013 in the development of Powerchair Football in Uruguay. Our mission is to offer those living with disabilities the opportunity of taking part of a sport aiming to promote social inclusion and breed changes within its context.The Foundation aims to develop recreational, sporting and educational activities to foster social inclusion and empowerment of people experiencing disabilities.
The Opportunity Foundation began to practice powerchair Football in May 2013. Then participated as guests in the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, it proposed to increase regional international competitions. In 2015, with great effort, he organized the First Copa Libertadores, with the participation of the 2 best teams from Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. At the end of this cup, a friendly match was also held between the teams of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. In 2018 the fourth Libertadores Cup and the third South American Cup were organized again.
Since 2015 the sport began to develop in the interior of the country, and currently there are 5 teams, 2 in the capital and 3 in the interior. The sport has been growing very fast in relation to the Uruguayan population. In 2017 the Uruguayan team participated in the World Cup in the United States, and in 2019 it qualified for the World Cup in Australia.
Our mission is to offer those living with disabilities the opportunity of taking part of a sport aiming to promote social inclusion and breed changes within its context.