CP Hall of Fame – Colin Rains MBE
Colin Rains, Paralympic Order, Member of the Order of the British Empire, Hon Dr. Education, M. Education, M. Phil. DLC
Unfortunately Colin is no longer with us but his spirit lives on his ethos and values are deeply embedded within our organisation.
Colin, a founding member of CP Sport, pioneer of national and British disability sports organisations and of the International Paralympic Movement, devoted his life to the equality of opportunities for disabled sportspeople throughout the world.
CP Sport, its members, friends and associates owe a huge debt of gratitude to Colin for his lifelong involvement in disability sport and pay tribute to the significant achievements and vigorous campaigns he fought to improve and provide fair and equal competitive and recreational opportunities for disabled people and particularly those with cerebral palsy.
As Colin advocated:
“each athlete in each group or class must have the opportunity and the right to be given the chance to compete”. IPC Conference, Turin 1998 The Forgotten Athletes.
Colin rendered outstanding services to sport for those with cerebral palsy and Cerebral Palsy Sport as it exists today is the legacy to Colin’s early endeavours. Through Colin’s inspiration, motivation and support the lives of many current athletes and families have been enriched. We will miss his lively sense of humour and his unrelenting enthusiasm and passion for all the work that is carried out in improving the lifestyles and choices in the sporting environment for those with cerebral palsy.