Residents of Lindley Court, Shrewsbury to part in a Table Cricket taster session. The session was organised with Shropshire Rural Community Communities Charity, following interest in the sport. A total of 10 residents took part in the sessions which was well received by all those who took part and the staff supporting.
Shropshire is a target area with Table Cricket and we are going to look to run a Table Cricket Activator workshop in May 2018.
Really enjoyed the session it was fun for all and something different
Very good session for us and really enjoyable
It was nice to get together with other residents and play
Cerebral Palsy Sport is working with a range of partners to establish the needs of high dependency athletes to ensure their needs are catered for in an inclusive, accessible and independent manner for disability and para sports events for the future.
We have developed the following survey and we would ask as many athletes and sports participants with or without disabilities. We would also encourage input from those supporting athletes such as family, coaches and carers. We would like to understand your thoughts and opinions of the support that athletes with high dependency needs either receive or should receive while participating in sport.
The results we receive from this survey will be used to help inform and support event providers, partners and governing bodies of sport in meeting the needs of athletes with high degrees of support needs for the future.
Today we hosted a Twitter takeover with our chair Aideen Blackborough, during which Aideen answered questions from our followers and gave loads of information about CP Sport. Please read through our twitter feed to see what she had to say https://twitter.com/CP_Sport
Some questions we received were:
How can people sign up for membership:
We have six membership types icluding individual membership, family membership and professional membership. To find out how to become a member click here
How can people take part in our events:
We have a number of different events catered for all levels for a range of sports including swimming, athletics and table cricket. See our events page for more details.
How can I sign up as a volunteer:
We would love for you to join us a a volunteer either at specific events or ongoing support in our office in Nottingham. To sign up as a volunteer or to find out more information see our volunteers page here
Aideen mentioned the work we do in partnership with APCP, in which we work closely with with Physiotherapists to provide sport as an addition to therapy. See more about this here
We have also been working with a number of national governing bodies to develop adapted sports. See the impact of adapted sports here
To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March 2018, we would like to celebrate women and girls with Cerebral Palsy. In 2017 55.5% of participants that took part in CP sports events were women. These events have given women and girls with cerebral palsy the opportunity to play, participate and enjoy sport through England and Wales.
To celebrate women and girls that take part in sport we would like to share stories from some of our participants. Click on the pictures to view their MyStory.
Three RaceRunning sessions have been held in Partnership with the University of Nottingham at the David Ross Sports Village. The sessions took place on the high performance indoor track area providing participants with the opportunity to experience being on a RaceRunner. A total of 8 people attended throughout the 3 sessions aged between 3 and 21 years old.
We received great feedback from the participants with all the participants rating the session excellent. other comments we received were that the sessions were a “Great Opportunity to try a RaceRunner”, “I found the session fun and the atmosphere friendly” and “It was nice meeting new friends and running fast”.
Sports Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy students from both the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University attended to find out more about RaceRunning. We would like to thank the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University, as well as Quest 88 for supporting the sessions and providing assistance by ensuring participants were properly sized up and matched with the appropriate frames.
Cerebral Palsy Sport are relaunching the SportStart programme after a short break away. The SportStart days will now be available to everyone in the community and will be delivered in the school holidays and weekends.
A SportStart event is where CP Sport works with a range of local clubs and organisations who in turn then deliver a range of sporting opportunities during events. Often giving participants the first opportunity to try a specific sport and ensuring they leave with information on how to continue participating after the event.
Participants have the opportunity to try a range of adapted sports and activities either as a first step into the sport or to further develop their skills.
CP Sport is pleased to announce that our first community SportStart event is going to be held in Kent at the Folkestone Sports Centre on 10th April 2018, 9.30am-14.30pm.
For more information on SportStart, please contact our National Sports Development Officer, Jen Basford via the contact details below:
Cerebral Palsy Sport is working in Partnership with the University of Nottingham to run 3 RaceRunning sessions in Nottingham on Saturday mornings throughout February.
The sessions aim to give people of all ages the opportunity to try RaceRunning for the first time, progress through some basic skills and develop confidence using the RaceRunning frames.
We have had 8 participants attend so far, and with 2 sessions down the last session will take place on Saturday 17th February. There has been a real mix of participants from as young as 3 to 20 year olds trying RaceRunning for the first time, including an established swimmer giving RaceRunning a go!
The University of Nottingham have been a real support providing use of their High Performance Zone indoor athletics track to host these sessions. Quest88 have also been a huge support providing RaceRunning frames and knowledge to ensure everyone who attends are catered for. We would also like to thank Nottingham Trent University Students Union for supporting these sessions.
Physiotherapy and sport rehabilitation students from both the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University have attended the events to learn more about cerebral palsy and develop their learning.
If you would like more information visit the RaceRunning pages on the website here
Today, 5th December marks International Volunteer Day (IVD).
Volunteers for Cerebral Palsy Sport contribute a huge amount of time and energy to support the charity and help achieve our vision. We simply could not do it without our volunteers!
Volunteering at Cerebral Palsy Sport can cover many different activities from being a sporting official to a trustee on the board, from educating to fundraising and we want volunteering for Cerebral Palsy Sport to be a rewarding and worthwhile experience and we are committed to supporting volunteers.
Today is an opportunity for us to raise awareness of volunteering and celebrate the contribution they make. Find out more about volunteering for Cerebral Palsy Sport here.
We’ll be sharing some of our Volunteering stories today on our social media platforms.
IVD, held on 5th December every year was designated by the United Nations in 1985 as an international observance day to celebrate the power and potential of volunteerism. Find out more here
This year’s Sport England funded Table Cricket National Finals Day took place at Egbaston Cricket Ground on Saturday 2nd December 2017.
Over 40 players took part, as 6 Teams from Birmingham, Gloucester, Lincoln, Nottingham and Yorkshire battled it out for this years title. Teams were split into two pools where each team played each other to progress through to the Semi Finals and Play Offs.
Wilson Stuart returned as reigning champions and finished top of their pool and were drawn against new side Brimsham Green School making their first entry into the National Finals. It was a very close game in which Wilson Stuart won by just 14 runs to set up a final with Portland College. Foresight, Kings Mill and Linkage all fared well in their pool games. The 3rd place playoff match was between Brimsham and Kings Mill, in which Kings Mill managed to win.
Portland College and Wilson Stuart set the stage for a great final, with some quality in batting for both sides, but it was Wilson Stuart’s fielding where they were able to frustrate Portland College and hold on for a win to retain their title.
Along with the medals awarded, Brimsham Green picked up the fair play award and Harrison Andrews (Portland College) picked up the player of the tournament for his efforts, and positive and encouraging manor with his team and other players.
A big thank you goes to all the volunteers, umpires and Worcester University for providing a number of volunteers to help on the day and to Egbaston for hosting us again.
Our thank also goes to Sport England for continuing to invest in the development of Table Cricket and to the Paul Bush Foundation for their generous support of this event.
Feedback has been really positive from plays and coaches and we look forward to growing the game.