The Cerebral Palsy Sport Award Winners 2017 announced!

Sunday 8th October was a very busy day for Cerebral Palsy Sport at the Harvey Hadden Sports Village in Nottingham.

A RaceRunning Taster session was held, which included Paralympic athlete Stephen Miller MBE who wanted to try the sport for the very first time! There was also a RaceRunning classification opportunity for regular participants supported by CPISRA , and a practical and educational training camp for Swimmers.

Athletes and coaches during the day with expert coaching and advise on hand including a talk from Paralympic Swimmer Matthew Walker.

Our sincere thanks go to Freeths Solicitors who supported the day and also provided volunteers on the day.

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 Ambassador talk

The Cerebral Palsy Sport Ambassadors were all invited to the day to talk to the participants during the afternoon session which was a fantastic opportunity to hear their stories and ask questions. It proved to be very entertaining, inspiring and informative. Steve Judge was introduced as the newest Sporting Ambassador to the team.

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Steve said:

“As new Ambassador is was great to meet representatives of  Cerebral Palsy Sport yesterday, athletes, staff, family, friends & volunteers”


Cerebral Palsy Sport’s Awards 2017 

Following on from an AGM, the annual Cerebral Palsy Sport Awards were presented. Congratulations to all those who were nominated,  and the winners who are listed below:

Sports Coach of the Year:

Presented by: Steve Judge

Winner: Andrew Longden

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Swimming – Swimmer of the Year:

Presented by: Basher Hassan

Winner: Hayley Milne

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Sports Volunteer of the Year:

Presented by: Leon Taylor

Winner: Simon Keaney

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Fundraiser of the Year:

Presented by: Aideen Blackborough

Winner: Marcus Pemberton & the Trick Questers

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Sports Club of the Year:

Presented by: James Shaw

Winner: CP United Football Club

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Partner of the Year:

Presented by: Ilana Freestone

Winner: APCP – Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapistsa

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Swimming – Andrew Stubbs Trophy:

Presented by: Mrs Stubbs

Winner: Hollie Pinder

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Athletics – Colin Rains Trophy for Endeavour:

Presented by: Graeme Ballard

Winner: Nathan Freeman

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 Sports Achiever of the Year:

Presented by: Sam Ruddock

Winner: Samuel Whearty

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Lifetime Achievement Award:

Presented by: Aideen Blackborough and Stephen Miller MBE

Winner: Basher Hassan

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Cerebral Palsy Sport Young Sporting Ambassador Ellie Simpson said:

“Great training day thanks to CP Sport. And SO proud of my coach who won Coach of the Year! Unbelievably well deserved!” 

Photos from the Awards ceremony can be found here

Finals for Brits at the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships

It was another fantastic week of tennis in Nottingham. The British Open featured the world’s best wheelchair tennis players, and the British athletes didn’t disappoint.

Great Britain’s Lucy Shuker partnered Stephane Houdet of France to claim the Mixed Doubles title in a hard fought match.  There was another British player on the opposite side of the court, Paralympic silver medallist Alfie Hewett, with his partner Dana Mathewson of the USA. The quartet played out a competitive encounter that enthralled the crowd in Nottingham. After Shuker and Houdet claimed the first set, Hewett and Mathewson hit back in the second and led 5-4.  However, Shuker and Houdet held their serve and then broke to take the 2017 title with a 6-3, 7-5 victory.

There were high hopes for other British players going into the final day, Sunday 6th August, of the ITF Super Series tournament at Nottingham Tennis Centre, with Alfie Hewett and Andy Lapthorne both having reached singles finals.

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19 year old Hewett, current Wimbledon Mens doubles Champion, was up against the 23 year old world No.1 Gustavo Fernandez of Argentina. Despite having lost the first four games Hewett came back to level 4-4, but Fernandez took the next five games to take the first set and lead 3-0 in the second.  Hewett again turned the momentum round to level at 3-3 but the power of the big-hitting Fernandez saw him complete a 6-4, 6-3 win to claim his first British Open title.

Hewett was followed on Centre Court by Andy Lapthorne in the Quad Doubles final against world No.1 David Wagner from the USA. Cerebral Palsy Sport ambassador James Shaw had been defeated by Wagner in the quarter finals. Lapthorpe, Paralympic silver medallist who has cerebral palsy, started off well as he matched Wagner to reach 3-3 in the first set, before the impressive American, fresh from having won the quad doubles on Saturday, won eight games in a row to seal a 6-3, 6-1 win and regain a title he last won in 2009.

Alongside the event, the Tennis Foundation hosted a ‘Come and Try Tennis’ day on Saturday 5th August, giving the opportunity for anyone to have a go at the sport and enjoy the event. For more information about the Tennis Foundation click here.

 

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

 

 

 

 

CP Swimmers & RaceRunners gather for Training Camp

For the first time Cerebral Palsy Sport held a joint swimming and RaceRunning training camp, alongside a coach development day. The event took place at Harvey Hadden Sports Village in Nottingham with participants travelling from all over England.

In the pool we had 17 swimmers aged 11-37, and 6 coaches who attended to learn more about cerebral palsy swimming. The swimming sessions were lead by a team of 4 expert coaches, Rebecca Gilbertson, Su Stanbridge, Ryan Crouch and Caroline Warlow. The morning session had a focus on stroke technique and in the afternoon the swimmers got to concentrate on their skills and turns where the coach development participants got to lead some of the activities and work closer with the swimmers.

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The track was filled with 15 RaceRunners over the course of the day aged 6-21, and 3 coaches excited to learn more about RaceRunning.  The morning saw a technical session in the indoor facility before taking to the outdoor track in the afternoon to focus on longer distances. Both sessions were led by Craig Carscadden, representing CPISRA, and Graham Felton. We were also able to give new athletes the opportunity to try RaceRunning for the first time in both our morning and afternoon sessions.

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Between the practical sessions all participants attended communication and nutrition seminars lead by Fran Wilson (MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition and England Cricketer) where they picked up lots of new tips and ideas to help them train and perform to the best of their potential.

Information on future CP Sport events can be found here 

Gala Dinner raises more than £10,000 for CP Sport

On 29th September Goodman Corporate Finance raised over £10,000 for Cerebral Palsy Sport at a charity dinner. The event was held at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham and was attended by corporate finance professionals and teams from across the Midlands and beyond. Olympian Derek Redmond was the compere for the event and auctions and entertainment were held throughout the evening with a fantastic response from the audience.CtmmwNXWYAAkr7W       CtjUK1MXgAAv7Bd    Cti3EGlWYAAPEBf

Paul Goodman, Chairman of the Goodman Financial Group and of CP Sport, explained:

“This is a big year for us as we celebrated our 10-year anniversary in February, and since CP Sport also celebrated its 15th birthday recently we thought it was a great excuse to organise a fantastic night out.”

CP Sport Chief Executive, Ali Talbot, said:

“We are truly delighted with the level of funds raised at the charity dinner. This fundraising event will enable Cerebral Palsy Sport to reach more children, young people and adults through sport and help change their lives. Thank you to everyone who supported this wonderful evening.”

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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