CP Sport prides itself on providing opportunities for young people to use their voice to inspire others to get active and go on to achieve their life potential through sport and active recreation.
Our Young Ambassadors are at the forefront of this and we are please to announce our new Young Ambassador Thomas Hitchen.
Thomas Hitchen is a 20 year old with a passion for sport, who not only plays but also helps others to experience and be involved in the sporting.
Thomas joined CP Sport on a twelve week placement over which he has actively supported our team by carrying out numerous tasks ranging from planning events, right through to applying for additional funding.
Becoming a Cerebral Palsy Sport Ambassador Thomas said:
“I didn’t get into Table Cricket solely to play, but to be able to further my understanding of disability sport. This would not only allow me to further my knowledge, but also allow me to offer the thrills that sports bring that nothing else can!”
To read Thomas’s story and find out more about our Young Ambassadors visit Thomas – MyStory
Cerebral Palsy Sport in partnership with British Gymnastics and Limbpower are running the first physical impairment gymnastics sessions at Nottingham Gymnastics club on the 10th and 17th March 3pm-4.30pm.
The aim of the sessions are to provide people with cerebral palsy or a physical impairment to have a go at gymnastics in a fun, safe and secure environment surround by qualified gymnastics coaches. Gymnastics has the power to develop young peoples balance, coordination and core strength which will have a positive impact on every day life. These sessions provide the opportunity for children aged 3-11 along with their siblings to explore the gymnastics club, try the different disciplines and have fun.
To book a place please complete and return the attached forms to Lisa.morton-Smith@cpsport.org
CP Sport Photo Consent Form 2018 Registration Form British Gymnastics Events 2018
CP Sport are proud to announce our newest sporting ambassador Martin Sinclair.
Martin plays for England Cerebral Palsy Football Team, and was in the Great Britain squad for the Paralympics in London 2012. Martin and his brother Scott Sinclair made history by becoming the first brothers to represent any nation in the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the same year.
After representing his country and getting 50 England caps, Martin retired from the game in 2015 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the national football museum in 2016.
However Martin recently come out of retirement to play for England Cerebral Palsy again and with his next target set for selection for the European Championships.
Martins says “If I can come back from 18 operations on my hip and two hip replacements anything is possible.” #CPCan
Outside of playing for England Martin is the Saintsability Development Officer at the Saints Foundation focusing on inspiring the next generation and turning their potential into excellence.
Read more about our sporting ambassadors here http://www.cpsport.org/?p=3097
Cerebral Palsy sport will again be coordinating the cerebra palsy football final on June 16th as part of the FA’s Disability Cup Weekend.
The FA Disability Cup returns this summer with England’s top grassroots disability teams competing at the national football centre, St. George’s Park, on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June.
The competition, which is now in its third year, is the largest of its kind in this country, with six cup finals scheduled to take place in partnership with a range of impairment-specific organisations:
• Amputee (England Amputee Football Association)
• Blind (The National Blind Football League)
• Cerebral palsy (Cerebral Palsy Sport)
• Deaf (English Schools’ Football Association)
• Partially sighted (National Partially Sighted Football League)
• Powerchair (Wheelchair Football Association)
CP Sport are extremely happy the share that this year’s event will also play host to an exhibition of frame football.
Phil Heap, National Participation Manager, said: “The FA Disability Cup is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate and recognise the achievements of players, coaches, officials, volunteers, fans and partner organisations involved across the grassroots disability game.
The two teams that will be competing in the 2018 final will be the winners of the northern conference and southern conference who participate in monthly fixtures in CP Sport National CP Football League.
If you want to get involved in CP football visit our football page
Due to the continued adverse weather the CP Sport Office will remain closed on Friday 2nd March. If you enquiry if urgent please email email@example.com
To coincide with Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, CP Sport will be using the whole of March to promote #CPCan.
The #CPCan Campaign is about raising awareness of cerebral palsy, promoting the range of fantastic opportunities that are available for people with cerebral palsy and physical disabilities, and showcase what people with CP can do.
As a charity who has people with cerebral palsy at the heart of everything do, we want to use CP Awareness Month and #CPCan to inspire people with CP and their families to get involved with Sport and active recreation, and we want to engage with our members, users and followers.
To show your support download you #CPCan poster here #CPCan Poster Green, take your picture and send us your story of support to firstname.lastname@example.org
Support CP Sport by donating or for more information on fundraising visit www.cpsport.org/support-us/or email email@example.com