Two US Power Soccer Association (USPSA) referees participated in a 3-day clinic (16-18 November) for Associação Brasileira de Futebol em Cadeira de Rodas (ABFC) power soccer players, coaches, classifiers, and referees. Mark Jones and Chris Mulholland taught and certified a group of 14 Brasilians and one Argentinian as entry-level national referees. The clinic was conducted by the Fédération International de Powerchair Football Association (FIPFA) and the Powerchair Football Confederation of the Americas (PFCA).
After two days of classroom instruction and practical work on the court, the referees were then put to the test when they officiated the "1º Campeonato Brasileiro de Power Soccer", or First Brasilian Power Soccer Championships.
Four teams competed for the right to be called "Campeonato Brasileiro": two squads from the "4-Por-4" (4-By-4 or 4x4) team out of Curitiba, a city in southern Brasil, and two teams from Rio de Janeiro called Novo Ser and Arouca. The Brasilian Championships consisted of two qualifying matches followed by the bronze and then the gold medal matches.