Five winners crowned at the FA Disability Cup Finals Day

The FA Disability Cup Finals day has taken place at St. George’s Park for a second successive year, providing a platform for the very best in impairment specific football in the country.

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On Saturday 6th May 2017 five finals – powerchair, cerebral palsy, blind, deaf and amputee – were showcased at the national football centre with hundreds watching on.

First up was the Powerchair category in which reigning champions Aspire PFC defended their title with a 2-1 win over Birmingham side Villa Rockets PFC, who featured 13-year-old Bradley Addison.

The Cerebral Palsy final swiftly followed with CP United Seniors 9-1 victors over Chelsea Whites.

Following this, arguably one of the most intense games of the day was the Blind Football Final. Merseyside Blind FC were narrowly beaten 2-3 by RNC Shrews in which hat-trick hero and England player Robin Williams helped lead his team to victory.

The penultimate match of the day profiled some of the younger participants with U16 Derby County Community Trust Girls Deaf side beating Braidwood School’s U16 Girls Deaf Team 6-4.

Peterborough United Amputee FC, the reigning champions, beat Everton Amputee FC 3-2 to conclude a fine day’s action.

For more information about The FA Disability Cup and to view a video of the day click here

For more information about disability football and how to get involved please visit www.thefa.com/disabiilty

FA Disability Cup returns for 2017

The second annual FA Disability Cup Finals Day intensifies this month with a series of events looking ahead to the showpiece day at St George’s Park on Saturday 6th May.

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With a world-class backdrop, the country’s largest football event of its kind will feature domestic disability finals in Powerchair, Blind and Cerebral Palsy football. Additionally for this year, finals will be contested in Amputee and Deaf football.

The FA Disability Cup ensures that players within impairment-specific football have a national FA competition which they can take part in with dreams of reaching St. George’s Park for finals day.

It is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the players, coaches and volunteers involved in partner competitions, and provides a platform for raising awareness of the opportunities that exist for everyone within disability football.

Director of National Game and Participation, Kelly Simmons, said: “Following the success of last year’s inaugural FA Disability Cup, we are all looking forward to another successful event.

“We remain committed to ensuring this is a landmark day to look forward to on the football calendar each year.”

 National league fixtures will help showcase the Cerebral Palsy Final – won last year by Manchester-based CP United. The winners of The CP Sport National Cerebral Palsy Football League northern and southern conferences will meet at SGP.
The CP Sport National Cerebral Palsy Football League league was established in its current guise prior to the 2015-16 season through a partnership between The FA and CP Sport. Prior to this, FA regional CP centres of excellence were a key part of the FA talent pathway and they participated in monthly fixtures. However, with the continued evolution of the talent pathway, it became clear that a national league for grassroots footballers was required. The FA commissioned CP Sport to establish a league format and together with the County FA network to establish a network of CP football teams across the country, many of whom are now embedded within pre-existing Charter Standard clubs.
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The CP Sport National Cerebral Palsy Football League consists of a north conference and a south conference, with a total of nine adult teams for the 2016-17 season. The teams take part in regional central-venue fixtures throughout the year and then teams from both conferences come together for the national cup competition in April. The winners of the north and south conferences qualify to play at St. George’s Park as part of The FA Disability Cup finals day. Find out more about the league here.

For further information about the FA Disability Cup contact Danny.Lynch@thefa.com or visit www.thefa.com/disability

 

Cerebral Palsy Sport 2016 Award Winners Announced

To mark  our 15th Year Anniversary of our inception as an independent charity, we are hosting our Charity Awards as part of our Annual General Meeting.

The awards take place today – October 30th 2016 at 4.00pm at Harvey Hadden Sports Village, Wigman Road, Nottingham, NG8 4PB.

We are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2016 Awards are:

Young Fundraiser of the Year – Joe Yates

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Fundraiser of the Year  – Andrea Burnand

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Fundraising Volunteer of the Year – Ian Clegg

Sports Volunteer of the Year –  Stella Lockwood

Sports Volunteer of the Year – Richard Mee

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Young Achiever of the Year – Athletics – Clare Hands

Young Achiever of the Year – Football – Ned Tranmer

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Young Achiever of the Year – Swimming – Ella Greatorex

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Contribution to Sport – Dave Winter

Partner of the Year – Quest 88

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Lifetime Achievement Award – Doug Williamson

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All our award winners will receive their awards from our Chairman Mr Paul Goodman.

CP Sport brings Football KickStart to Jersey

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Cerebral Palsy Sport are delighted to announce a Football KickStart event in the Channel Islands.

Cerebral Palsy Sport will be delivering the session at Springfield Sports Centre, St Helier, Jersey on Saturday 29th October, in partnership with Jersey Wanders FC and Jersey FA.

It will be the first session for Cerebral Palsy Sport in the Channel Islands and we hope the start of many more events to come.

The session is for ages 5-16 years, all abilities and will cover ambulant CP Football and Frame Football. It is free of charge (booking required).

Further details of the event can be found on our events page

To book on this KickStart event please contact: Paul Greenwood at pnjg.greenwood@gmail.com or 07797932449

or contact Cerebral Palsy Sport:

Sam Turner, telephone: 0115 925 7027, email: sam.turner@cpsport.org

The long term aim of the Cerebral Palsy Sport KickStart programme is to provide CP specific football opportunities at the local level, in partnership with local clubs and organisations.

To find out more about Football opportunities please click here.

Together We Will ambassador meets Chelsea FC idols

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Together We Will campaign ambassador Jude Liversage, from Staffordshire, was recently invited to meet his idols at Chelsea FC team at their training ground in Cobham.

 

The lifelong football fan, that regularly travels the country to watch his beloved blues, went along with his father Tony to meet the first team, including his favourite player John Terry.

 

The visit recognised Jude’s enthusiasm for football and his role as an ambassador for nationwide campaign, Together We Will. The campaign aims to encourage and motivate disabled people, along with their friends and families, to become more active.

 

Cerebral Palsy Sport is the country’s leading disability sports organisation supporting children and adults with cerebral palsy to reach their sporting potential. For more information on Cerebral Palsy Sport and to seek advice on activities local to you visit call 0115 925 7027 or email info@cpsport.org

 

For more information about Together We Will and support on how you can be more active, visit the joint campaign page www.efds.co.uk/together.

 

Join the conversation on social media using #TogetherWeWill and share your personal stories and photos of being active this summer.

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Cerebral Palsy Sport launch new Frame Football resource

 

 

Front CoverCerebral Palsy Sport officially launch their Frame Football resource ‘A new way to play the beautiful game’ today.

The launch is at the training base for the England football team and the GB Paralympic football team, St Georges Park in Burton on Trent.

Today marks the official release of the resource, created by Cerebral Palsy Sport and the Football Association, to support clubs and coaches to understand Frame Football and the basics of getting started.

The resource, which is available from Cerebral Palsy Sport,  includes an understanding the different types of cerebral palsy, the equipment, guidelines for coaches and example activities. It has been supported by Sport England, the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (APCP), DM Orthotics and Quest 88.

Cerebral Palsy Sport have developed and trialled Frame Football with lots of feedback from coaches, equipment specialists, physiotherapists, parents and the players themselves to create a truly player centred football opportunity. Supported by the Football Association’s Disability Committee as a grassroots development programme, Frame Football is already gaining recognition as an inclusive Adapted Sport.

It is ideal for those using walking/gait training equipment such as a Frame or Walker. To find your local club please click here

The resource ‘Frame Football  – A new way to play the Beautiful Game’ costs £6 (including VAT) plus postage and packaging.

Order through our shop here

 

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Cerebral Palsy Sport’s partner DM Orthotics assists future England CP Football Star

Cerebral Palsy Sport are working in partnership with DM Orthotics to increase the support and profile of specialist equipment often worn by people with cerebral palsy.

Bailey Fleming was born with Hemi-plegia on his right side. Like most boys, Bailey enjoyed playing football from a young age and has grown to become a very accomplished player, establishing his place in the England CP Football squad for the past 3 years. This achievement has seen Bailey acquire 4 official England Caps.

Bailey uses a special glove made from dynamic elastomeric fabric designed and created specifically for him by DM Orthotics, to help manage the cerebral palsy in his right arm and hand.

“I’ve been using DMO’s for about 10 years and have had 7 gloves through the years. The use of my DMO Glove has really helped me with my football. It really improves my balance and allows me more movement and to be more mobile. It gives me a lot of support when I’m running. It also gives me a lot of confidence on the pitch. In day to day use, the glove helps by supporting my hand – it makes simple tasks like picking things up a lot easier.

England’s Cerebral Palsy Football captain Jack Rutter as one of Baileys sporting heroes and he is focused on keeping his place in the England Senior Squad with ambitions of making the GB Paralympic Team.

For more information about DM Orthotics and their products email enquiries@dmorthotics.com or visit www.dmorthotics.com

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Nottingham 2015 World Games film launched

Cerebral Palsy Sport hosted the first CPISRA World Games for ten years when we staged the Nottingham 2015 CPISRA World Games between 6-16 August 2015.

We are very proud that we staged a world-class event for all levels of ability and  welcomed the world.

Share our memories with our newly launched World Games film and relive the memories:

Cerebral Palsy Sport National CP Football Cup Results

Sunday 22nd May saw the Cerebral Palsy Sport National CP Football Cup take place at the Riverside Sports Complex in Nottingham, concluding the 2015/16 season on the National CP Football League.

7 teams from across England battled it out through a group stage, 5th-7th round robin, semi-finals and finals to determine the 2016 winner of the National CP Cup. 16 matches of spectacular football from all teams made for a great final event, with Cerebral Palsy United as eventual winners.

 

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“Congratulations to our adult squad who rounded off their season in style today winning the CP Sport National Cup in Nottingham.

They also received their National CP League trophy & medals after securing the northern conference last month. So proud of these lads, who again put in some great performances. Yet again hard work and focusing on development over results pays off. Another fantastic day for the club!!! Well done lads!” – Cerebral Palsy United FC

Riverside Sports Complex offered fantastic facilities for the event, along with sunshine all day and a cooling breeze, making the event a great day out for all.

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Our brilliant team of match officials made sure the event ran smoothly, supporting and educating players throughout the games, and fostering a positive environment of fair play and respect.

“Thanks for organising an excellent day, inspiring and enjoyable and cementing Nottingham’s reputation as the hub of CP sporting excellence.” – Richard May (Match Official)

“It was fantastic to see a smile on everyone’s face who participated. It shows that regardless of skill or ability, football really is a sport for all” – Ian Pascu (Match Official)

“It is always a pleasure to officiate at the CP Football Events. The standard of football is tremendous, the commitment and sportsmanship shown by all the players is outstanding.” – Alan Hall (Match Official)

“Since officiating at the CP games in Nottingham and refereeing my last games of the season back in Nottingham the words which come to mind are inspiring, friendly and fun! It has been a real honour to be involved and look forward to further involvement next year.” – Tim Sadler (Match Official)

CP Sport Board member and former Paralympic Swimmer, Fran Williamson was in attendance to show her support for the event and the CP Football programme. Fran presented all of the awards at the end of the event.

National Cup final positions:

  1. Cerebral Palsy United FC
  2. Copmanthorpe Cerebral Palsy FC
  3. South West CP
  4. Chelsea Foundation
  5. West Midlands CP
  6. Disability4Sport (Riverside Inclusive FC)
  7. Albion in the Community (Brighton & Hove)

 

Awards:

  • National CP Football Cup winners:
    Cerebral Palsy United FC
  • National CP Football League – South Conference winners:
    Chelsea Foundation
  • National CP Football League – North Conference winners:
    Cerebral Palsy United FC

All results from the National CP Football Cup are available here

 

Congratulations to all teams who have taken part in this year’s CP Sport National CP Football League and thank you for your continued support of football opportunities for people with cerebral palsy and physical disabilities.

If you would like to find out more about the Cerebral Palsy Sport national football programme please click here