CP Sport nominated for Nationwide Community Match programme

Cerebral Palsy Sport are delighted to announce that Nationwide customers have nominated Cerebral Palsy Sport to feature in the Nationwide Community Match programme in branch.

What is Community Match?

Community Match is an  in-branch, local charity voting scheme. Each quarter, branches feature three local charities or causes from customer nominations – but only one can win in that area.

Customers are then invited to vote for a winner with a blue token, issued in branch. Shortlisted causes receive a £100 donation. Winning causes, that receive the most votes at the end of the voting campaign, receive an additional £500.

Community Match for Cerebral Palsy Sport is in the following Nationwide branches:

  • Beeston
  • Long Eaton
  • Nottingham
  • Sutton-in-Ashfield
  • Mansfield

Voting will begin on 1 November and end on 30 December 2016.

For further information visit:  http://your.nationwide.co.uk/your-news/articles/Pages/15-million-pounds-for-your-community.aspx

 

 

 

 

Young Sporting Ambassador announced

Cerebral Palsy Sport are delighted to announce our 4th Young Ambassador Ben Meadows.

Ben from Liverpool is 16 and has right sided hemiplegia. He is a very happy and easy going person, who works hard to keep himself physically fit to help with his disability.

Ben loves all sports but his passion is football and is the goalkeeper for the U16’s North West Regional Talent Centre hosted by CP United FC, where he has been in the programme since he was 11.  He has also had trials for England U19’s and also plays within LFC’s Ability Counts programme, EFC Pan Disability and more recently Walton FC (ran by Liverpool County FA).

At School Ben completed a BTEC Level 2 in Sport Development and has just started Sixth Form to do BTEC Level 3 again in Sport Development.

He completed his Football Junior Leaders course last year as part of the futures programme that CP United provide and has since been an active member of helping with the foundation and tots sessions, as well as being a junior member of the committee at the club.

During the summer last year he was part of the Liverpool County FA’s Young Coaches Academy and actively helps out with sessions alongside Liverpool County FA.

Ben has also just completed his Level One Football Coaching qualification and is looking forward to moving on to his level 2.

Ben’s commitment to sport as a player, young leader and coach is clear to see. He is an inspiration to all that he works with as a result of his positive attitude and have a go ethos.

Ben wants to use his role as CP Sport Young Ambassador to continue to raise the profile of sport and activity opportunities for people of all ages with CP. He is keen to work alongside the other Young Ambassadors to showcase their individual stories and demonstrate what can be achieved.

CP Sport are extremely excited to have Ben on board and look forward to working with him and all our Young Ambassadors. Read about our other Young Sporting Ambassadors here.

 

Photo courtesy of  Alice Ferrebe

Investigating the link between sport and employment for disabled people

Enei and Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby have joined forces with the Government’s Disability Confident team to undertake a ground breaking piece of research regarding the relationship between disability, participation in disability sport and employment.   This is an opportunity to contribute to research that could enhance the lives of those with disabilities.   The results of the research will be made public prior to the Paralympic Games 2016.

click here to take part in the survey

This survey should take a maximum of ten minutes and, in order to best contribute to the research, survey takers will need to be as honest as possible. The questionnaire is completely confidential and accessible. The deadline for completion is Friday 22 July 2016. If you would like to complete this over the telephone please contact Becky Brooks as below.

Thank you for supporting this important piece of research.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact either Luke White of Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (luke.white@gbwr.org.uk 07478 730636) or (becky.brooks@enei.org.uk 07967 529855).