THE Scottish powerchair football community is in shock after the death of a national team star.

The Scottish Powerchair Football Association (SPFA) and Ayrshire Sportsability confirmed late last night (Sunday, May 14) that James Doull had passed away.

Irvine man James was well known throughout the sport and was captain of the Ayrshire Tigers Powerchair Football Club.

At the end of March, James had helped guide his side to the SPFA Championship title for the 2022/23 season.

His talents were known not only in Ayrshire, but across the country, having been selected to represent Scotland in the past.

Around this time last year, James kitted up and played for his country at the European Powerchair Football Association (EPFA) Home Nations Cup.

His death has come as a shock to many who have come to know James both as a competitor, and as a person, over the years.

Passing on their condolences last night, a representative from the SPFA said: "Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to everyone connected to Ayrshire Tigers Powerchair Football Club today.

"Everyone at the Scottish Powerchair Football Association are in shock."

While many former teammates, and opponents, looked to pay tribute to James.

One said: "Can’t describe the feeling today. James Doull the best kind of friend anyone could ask for, the biggest of hearts always had time for people.

"He made the most of everything and deserved more time, life’s not fair.

"Grateful to call you a friend, will miss him every day.

"Nothing I could say can do him justice, a legend in every way. Love you mate, never forgotten."

While another added: "Today is a sad day for all of the Scottish Powerchair football community, as we have lost a great player, a Scottish International, captain of Ayrshire Tigers, but above all the great man that is James Doull.

"James was a friend to many and was a great person with which to spend time.

"The sport meant so much to James and it was amazing to see the pride he had to be able to represent his country, an honour of which he was wholly deserving.

"All in all, he was a great guy, with whom I had the privilege to share some wonderful memories on and off the court. RIP mate, you’ll be missed."

While away from sport, James never let the fact he was bound to a wheelchair keep him down and he was known to trek up hills, absail and camp.

He was also passionate about hardcore and hardstyle music, often attending concerts in the Netherlands.

James himself was also a recognised, signed DJ, performing under the name Kindred Spirit.