CP Sport announce Irwin Mitchell as sponsor of the CP Football National Finals.

Cerebral Palsy Sport is extremely pleased to announce that Irwin Mitchell are official sponsors of Cerebral Palsy Sport’s National CP Adult Football Finals .

Irwin Mitchell and Cerebral Palsy Sport have a strong history of working together to support people with cerebral palsy and associated physical disabilities access sporting opportunities at a local level, and supporting them to go on and reach their potential.

Irwin Mitchell has a strong track-record of supporting disability sports through its Don’t Quit, Do It campaign. The firm works closely with Paralympic gold-medallist Hannah Cockroft MBE and sponsors the English Amputee Football Association among other sports groups and organisations.

This latest partnership sees Irwin Mitchell support the Cerebral Palsy Sport’s National CP Adult Football League Finals to be held on the 2nd June 2018. The finals will bring together 9 teams from across the country, who will have been competing at regional fixtures between October 17 – April 18.

Ali Talbot CEO of Cerebral Palsy Sport said: “The support of Irwin Mitchell means we can make the finals a bigger and better event than ever before.  We’re confident that those involved will have a fantastic day.

“Sponsorship from organisations such as Irwin Mitchell go a long way in helping us to achieve our aim of raising aspirations, promoting inclusion and supporting people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities to play, participate and enjoy sport and active recreation.”

Jennifer Cawthorne, Partner at Irwin Mitchell, said: “We’ve seen how much disability sports can help our clients with their rehabilitation and recovery both physically and psychologically, especially when they are involved in team sports and events.

“We wanted to combine our Don’t Quit, Do It campaign to get more people involved in disability sports with our ongoing support for those families affected by cerebral palsy. The Cerebral Palsy Sport Adult Football League finals is the perfect event to help celebrate the achievements of all those involved and help people to reach their potential. We’re really looking forward to June and seeing what the finals day has in store.”

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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!