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.
“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.
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:
- Cerebral Palsy United FC
- Copmanthorpe Cerebral Palsy FC
- South West CP
- Chelsea Foundation
- West Midlands CP
- Disability4Sport (Riverside Inclusive FC)
- Albion in the Community (Brighton & Hove)
- National CP Football Cup winners:
Cerebral Palsy United FC
- National CP Football League – South Conference winners:
- 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