Over the last 12 months Cerebral Palsy Sport has been preparing Team CP England for the CPISRA 2018 World Games in Sant Cugat, Spain.
Team CP England arrived in Spain yesterday, Monday the 6th August and have been welcomed by the Local Organising Committee and the 530 athletes competing at the Games.
Cerebral Palsy Sport Ambassador Stephen Miller MBE delivered an inspirational speech at the Opening Ceremony this evening saying, “The difference between the possible and the impossible lies with the determination of the person”.
The 2018 Games builds on the success of the 2015 CPISRA World Games hosted by Cerebral Palsy Sport in Nottingham. Over the last 3 years athletes with CP and associated physical disabilities have trained, competed, and pushed themselves to reach the qualifying standards needed for selection.
Team CP England is made up of 63 athletes, swimmers and RaceRunners who will head to Spain to compete against competitors from 25 countries across the world.
Ali Talbot CEO of Cerebral Palsy Sport:
“The 2018 Games are a fantastic opportunity for our England team to experience an overseas competition and show the rest of the world how talented they are. All 63 athletes selected have worked tirelessly over the last 3 years to be in a position for selection, and we cannot wait to see how well they do at that games. Without the support of our members, volunteers, athletes and their families we would not be able to attend the Games with the team we have. Thank you to everyone for their continued support”.
Thomas Stamp, Team CP England athlete said: “My proudest moment so far is being selected to represent my country in the 2018 CPISRA World Games. When I read the letter and realising that I had been selected. I was feeling very proud of myself”.
For further information click here