CP Sport announce partnership with the ASA

Cerebral Palsy Sport have a range of fantastic partners that we work with to ensure that there are positive and good quality sport and activity opportunities for people with CP and other physical disabilities.
Cerebral Palsy Sport are delighted to announce our latest partnership with the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA). An MoU has been signed by both organisations committing to work together to increase the number of people with cerebral palsy accessing swimming
CP Sport and the ASA will be working together to
• increase Cerebral Palsy swimming opportunities and the number of people with CP participating
• Support the delivery of CP Sport’s Swim programme, social events and activity days
• To jointly track and share information on new and/or current CP swimmers.
• To share best practise and support each other on feeding CP swimmers into the ASA club and Para pathway
• To share developments in insight across aquatic sports and support each other to develop a better swimming experience for CP swimmers

Ali Talbot, Chief Executive of Cerebral Palsy Sport said:
“Cerebral Palsy Sport is really pleased to be working more closely with the Amateur Swimming Association to develop more opportunities for people with cerebral palsy to discover the joys of swimming and to increase the range of activities.”
Lara Lil, Health and Wellbeing Manager said:
‘it is great to see the ASA and CP Sport working closely in partnership, through common aims we can provide some great opportunities for people with cerebral palsy. Swimming or any aquatic activity can contribute to improving the quality of life by increasing mobility, building confidence and ability or for relaxation and enjoyment. ‘

To find our more information about CP Sport Swim programme please visit http://www.cpsport.org/sports/swimming/
To find a local swimming club please visit http://www.swimming.org/justswim/

Cerebral Palsy National Athletics Championships 2016

Cerebral Palsy National Athletics Championships took place on Saturday 24th of September 2016 at Harvey Hadden Stadium. The Championships saw over 50 athletes from all over the country come together to compete. 

It was an early start for the events team and volunteers making sure the stage was set and day was filled with some fantastic track and field results. Results can be found here http://www.cpsport.org/sports/athletics/athletics-series-2016-results/

Athletes were on fantastic form as a number of age group records were broken, with one athlete breaking a record that was set back in 1995.  

Our sincere appreciation as always goes to our dedicated track & field officials, volunteers and ground staff without whose help staging this competition would be extremely difficult.

CP Sport would like to take this opportunity to thank all the track & field officials and volunteers who have supported us throughout the season, who without these events couldn’t run. THANK YOU!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsor St James’s Place Foundation for all their very kind support and generous donations to CP Sport.

As this was our last Athletics Competition of the season we had a few awards to give out. The awards given at nationals are for athletes who have competed in 2 or more of our Athletics Series. The awards include Senior, Under 20s and guest, Track and Field series winners. The Colin Rain Award is given to an athlete that has demonstrated commitment and inspirational endeavour.

Senior Athletics Series 2016 Winners                  Under 20’s Athletics Series 2016 Winners

Male Track  : Marcus Pidgley                                           Male Track : Joel James         

 

Female Track: Ellie Simpson                                             Female Track: Eve Dann

 

Male Field: Eoin Cleare                                                   Male Field: Mathew Williams             

 

Female Field: Ellie Simpson                                              Female Field:  Eve Dann         

 

CP Sport Athletics Guest Series winner 2016

 

Track: Lottie Wilcocks                                                     Field: Michael Pope

 

Colin Rains Award Winner 2016

 Conor O’Hare

A big thank you for everyone that has supported the 2016 CP Sport Athletics Series and National Championships, we look forward to seeing you all next season!

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