The Cerebral Palsy National Cup took place on Saturday 23rd February at the David Ross Sports Village, University of Nottingham.
7 Teams entered the competition all playing for a place at the FA Disability Cup Finals at St Georges Park on Saturday 15th June 2019.
Teams were split into 2 groups, the teams then played each other in their groups, with the top 2 teams from each group progressing to the Cup semi-finals. The teams finishing 3rd and 4th played each other for the Plate trophy.
Teams were competitive and there was a lot of good football on show throughout the day. Around 60 players took part in the football packed day.
Results and Tables
|Group A Results||Group B Results|
|Derby 1 – 2 CP North West||Brighton 0 – 5 CP South West|
|Derby 1-0 Chelsea White||Chelsea Blue 0 – 1 North East & Yorkshire|
|Chelsea White 1 – 5 CP North West||CP South West 1 – 0 North East & Yorkshire|
|Chelsea Blue 7 – 0 Brighton|
|Brighton 0 – 4 North East & Yorkshire|
|Chelsea Blue 4 – 1 CP South West|
|Group A Final Table||Group B Final Table|
|CP North West||2||0||0||5||6||Chelsea Blue||2||0||1||9||6|
|Derby||1||0||1||0||3||North East & Yorkshire||2||0||1||4||6|
|Chelsea White||0||0||2||-5||0||CP South West||2||0||1||2||6|
Following the group stages, CP North West, Derby, Chelsea Blue and North East & Yorkshire progressed to play for the cup. Chelsea White, Brighton and CP South West played a round Robin format for the Plate competition.
|Cup Semi Final Results||Plate Competition Results|
|CP North West 5 – 0 North East & Yorkshire||Chelsea White 0 – 4 CP South West|
|Chelsea Blue 1 – 0 Derby||Brighton 0 – 3 Chelsea White|
|CP South White 2 – 0 Brighton|
In the Final, Chelsea Blue played against CP North West, where CP North West won 4-1 to book their place at the FA Disability Cup in June.
CP West secured victory to win the Plate. During the day teams were awarded fair play points and officials, coaches and players were asked for nominations for player of the tournament.
The Interim Chair of the Cerebral Palsy Sport board, Peter Savage attended and presented the medals to the winners along with the Fair Play award which was awarded to Chelsea White. The Player of the tournament went to Luke Pentecost (Brighton). Feedback from the players and spectators was good and there have been some suggestions on improvements for next year
Quotes from players:
“It was challenging but an exciting tournament”
“It was a fun yet challenging event to take part in”
“An opportunity for a CP person to play football”
“Good event, lots of fun, well organised”
Quotes from parents:
“Great facilities and players love the opportunity to play”
“Well organised and enjoyable to watch”
“An excellent well organised event”