The competition took place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th of July 2018 at Coventry Athletics Track.
More than 200 junior disabled athletes from across the UK competed, included 16 Cerebral Palsy Sport Athlete members. RaceRunning featured for the first time in the program and drew a lot of interest from the spectators, many of whom had not seen or heard of RaceRunning but were thoroughly impressed. The athletes took part in a full track and field programme across the whole weekend, and in challenging heat, and all performed exceptionally well.
It was great to see a large support for the athletes from family members and the volunteers assisting at the event which helped to create a real buzz.
For the full results click here
We will soon be adding photos from the event. Once available they will be available on our facebook page
The athletes selected for the World Para Athletics European Championships to be held in Berlin from 20-26 August 2018 have today been announced by British Athletics. Of the 52 athlete team, 23 are athletes with cerebral palsy including two of our Sporting Ambassadors – Graeme Ballard and Stephen Miller. Also included for the first time are four RaceRunners. We would like to congratulate everybody who made the team and wish them the best of luck in Berlin.
The full list of CP athletes that have been selected are:
- Graeme Ballard
- Olivia Breen
- Hannah Cockcroft
- Hannah Dines
- Gavin Drysdale
- Kayleigh Haggo
- Sophie Hahn
- Jordan Howe
- Harri Jenkins
- Rhys Jones
- Kyle Keyworth
- Maria Lyle
- Stephen Miller
- Javaughan Parkes
- Ross Paterson
- Ben Rowlings
- Ali Smith
- Rafi Solaiman
- Isaac Towers
- Vanessa Wallace
- Eve Walsh Dann
- Shaun White
- Thomas Young
For more information and to find out the full team selected click here
World Para Athletics have updated rules relating to WPA events. The updated rules are in relation to Rule 7: Assistance to Athletes, Rule 14: Wheelchair and RaceRunning Frame Requirements and Rule 14: General Conditions
We advise any athlete taking part in WPA sanctioned events to familiarise yourself with the updated rules.
Click here to see updates
530 participants from 25 countries; Austria, Australia, Brazil, Denmark, England, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland and Sweden; Argentina, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, India, Kenya, Lithuania, Oman, Poland, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Thailand, UAE and USA. are coming together on the 6th August to take part in the CPISRA World Games in San Cugat.
Cerebral Palsy Sport is proud that 63 athletes will be representing Team CP England across Athletics, Swimming and RaceRunning. The athletes that are attending are:
- Amelia Richards
- Anna Nicholson
- Anthony Bryan
- Brendan Clifford
- Cathy Booth
- Charlie Goodwin
- Conor O’Hare
- Emily Stewart
- Gareth Brown
- George Fox
- Grace Greenwood
- India Oates
- Jahziah Williams
- Jamie Edwards
- Joel James
- Leaha Dixon
- Leanna Horne
- Nathan Freeman
- Olivia Gallagher
- Philippa Mannings
- Rachel Partington
- Robert Allerston
- Ryan Ragoo
- Stewart Chappell
- Thomas Stamp
- Toby Markham
- Tyrone Williams
- William Baxter
- Yasmin Somers
- Bethany Moulam
- Ellie Simpson
- Orla Conneely
- Charlie Denman
- Rafi Solaiman
- Muninder Hayer
- Matthew Humphreys
- Thomas Talbot
- Ben Rees
- Catriona Chung
- Charlotte Ryan
- Connor Stuart
- Dominic Redpath
- Ella Cooper-Holmes
- Ella O’Donnell
- Emily Manock
- Fabienne Andre
- Hayley Milne
- Hollie Pinder
- Jacob Chambers
- Jasmine Bamber
- Jordan Quinn
- Joshua Monaghan- Coombs
- Leo Johnson
- Levi Codling
- Matthew Davies
- Maya Brisco
- Megan Short
- Nirari Youssefi-Titchen
- Sallie Phillips
- Samm Lewis
- Samuel Whearty
- Sophie Taylor
- Zoe Cain
Support Staff and Volunteers:
- Lisa Morton Smith – Chef De Mission
- Jen Basford Team Manager – Swimming
- Richard Kerr Team Manager – Athletics
- Ian Clegg – Team CP England Volunteer
- Elaine Morris – Team CP England Volunteer
- Ian Morris Team – CP England Volunteer
- Simon Smith Team – CP England Volunteer
- Liz Moulam Team – CP England Volunteer
- John Moulam Team – CP England Volunteer
Please click here to see the latest schedule from 2018 world games
During the event we will be updating our social media channels with results and information from the event.
Cerebral Palsy Sport were invited to run a RaceRunning start session as part of the insport Inclusive Sports series held in Pembroke on Friday 29th June.
The event was support by Disability Sport Wales and featured a number of different activities including cricket, wheelchair basketball and inclusive rugby and many more for people to try. The event was promoted to both schools and community groups across Pembrokeshire.
A total of 6 young people had a go at RaceRunning, with all saying that they really enjoyed taking part. A support assistant of one of the participants commented “Brilliant, it would definitely help get her mobile and increase confidence and can do attitude”.
If you would like to find out more about RaceRunning click here or contact Richard Kerr email@example.com
14 swimmers who were full of energy and created a great atmosphere attended our Liverpool Swimming Series Event! The swimmers all swam great and everyone went home with at least one medal and a certificate.
The gala was held at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park who were fantastic throughout.
We had 15 volunteers altogether and CP Sport would like to say a huge thank you for supporting us and making it a successful event.
Thank you to the swimmers and spectators for being a part of our gala and we hope to see you all again soon! Well done!
To see the full report and results, please click here
To view the photos taken at the event click here
Cerebral Palsy Sport delivered a RaceRunning start event during the Leicestershire Primary Parallel Athletics Championships at Saffron Lane Leicester on Friday 22nd June.
Athletes competing in the event were provided the opportunity to try RaceRunning for the first time and they really enjoyed the session. A total of 7 participants took part in the RaceRunning session, with some of the schools in attendance keen to follow up with RaceRunning in their schools.
Participants with in the session commented that is was fun, and one said she would ask her physio if she can get a RaceRunning which is really positive.
If you would like more information on RaceRunning please contact Rich Kerr, National Sport Development Officer Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org
The FA Disability Cup was held at St George’s Park on 16th and 17th June 2018 and hosted five finals across disability football including Cerebral Palsy, Amputee, Blind, Deaf and Powerchair football. Within CP football the final was between the winners of the Northern Conference, NE & Yorkshire Disability FC and Chelsea Blues, the winners of the Southern Conference. The game was fast paced and NE & Yorkshire came out on top with a 2-0 victory.
This was the first time that North East and Yorkshire Disability have qualified for the FA Disability Cup. Over the past three years they have worked tirelessly to attract new players, and develop the ability and skill of the players. The club is now in a strong position with junior teams in place to continue to bring through more talented CP footballers.
Chelsea Blues fought hard in the final, having qualified for the FA Disability Cup for the previous three years. The club offer a well-established and flourishing CP programme for players of all abilities, providing a challenging and rewarding environment in which players have the opportunity to take part in competitive CP football.
To find out more about CP football click here
View the photos from the FA Disability Cup click here
You can also view a recording of the whole match recorded by North East and Yorkshire CP Football team here
Click here to see a round up video of the whole weekend produced by the FA.
Cerebral Palsy Sport is delighted to announce that the Kevin O’Connor Charity Golf day staged at South Staffordshire Golf Course on 7th June 2018 has raised over £2,600 for the charity.
Kevin has supported the charity over the past three years and the funds raised from his unique charity golf days has enabled children, young people and adults with Cerebral Palsy to discover the joys of swimming for the first time.
Kevin spoke of his gratitude of everyone who played in the golf day and said:
“I am delighted that the tenth annual Kevin O’Connor Charity Golf day has managed to raise such a fabulous amount of money for this very deserving charity. The entire event would not be possible without the participation of the players, the support from Liz and Alison Colesby as well as that of Ali Talbot from CP Sport and, of course, Sue LeBeau and her wonderful staff at South Staffs Golf Club. I am looking forward to next year’s event already, which will be on June 20th 2019. In the meantime happy golfing and happy swimming. Kevin”
The funds raised in this year’s charity golf day will help support the Worcester Swimming Development Gala that is taking place on October 20th at Perdiswell Leisure Centre in Worcester as well as further swimming development in the West Midlands in early 2019.
Thank you to everyone who supported the golf day and thank you especially to Kevin for your fantastic support.
To read more about this great day of fundraising, please click here for the event report
Cerebral Palsy Sport is very sad to have to announce the death of our Trustee, Paul Schorb on 9th June 2018, aged 61 years.
Paul served as a Trustee and Non-Executive Director of Cerebral Palsy Sport for a relatively short period after joining the Board in May 2017 but his impact was immediate.
Paul served on our Board of Trustees and also as a member of the charity’s Finance, Fundraising and Marketing Sub Committee member. He was also a committed Athletics Official especially in Leicestershire and for our events. He had volunteered at a number of our sports and fundraising events.
Before joining the Board at Cerebral Palsy Sport, Paul retired as the Financial Director and Company Secretary of Glenstone Property Plc in September 2016, following 40 years in both the professional and corporate sector. He was a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants with experience in financial management and reporting, corporate governance and auditing.
Paul enjoyed hill walking, water colour painting, gardening and a variety of sports and also volunteered as a chorister with the Old Dalby Singers and his local Church Group. Paul leaves two adult children.
Aideen Blackborough, Chair of Cerebral Palsy Sport said: “We are all devastated by the sad news of Paul’s death. His contribution to the charity with his financial guidance at Board level, committed volunteering at events and his enthusiasm to support people with cerebral palsy will be so sorely missed. We send our deepest condolences to Paul’s family and friends at this very sad time.”