Cerebral Palsy Sport launch new Frame Football resource

 

 

Front CoverCerebral Palsy Sport officially launch their Frame Football resource ‘A new way to play the beautiful game’ today.

The launch is at the training base for the England football team and the GB Paralympic football team, St Georges Park in Burton on Trent.

Today marks the official release of the resource, created by Cerebral Palsy Sport and the Football Association, to support clubs and coaches to understand Frame Football and the basics of getting started.

The resource, which is available from Cerebral Palsy Sport,  includes an understanding the different types of cerebral palsy, the equipment, guidelines for coaches and example activities. It has been supported by Sport England, the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (APCP), DM Orthotics and Quest 88.

Cerebral Palsy Sport have developed and trialled Frame Football with lots of feedback from coaches, equipment specialists, physiotherapists, parents and the players themselves to create a truly player centred football opportunity. Supported by the Football Association’s Disability Committee as a grassroots development programme, Frame Football is already gaining recognition as an inclusive Adapted Sport.

It is ideal for those using walking/gait training equipment such as a Frame or Walker. To find your local club please click here

The resource ‘Frame Football  – A new way to play the Beautiful Game’ costs £6 (including VAT) plus postage and packaging.

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Sport England opens consultation on its new sports strategy

Sport England opens its consultation process on a new sports strategy.

The Government, led by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has recently published ‘Sporting Future: A new strategy for an Active Nation’.

Sporting Future was based on a very recent and wide-ranging consultation carried out by the Government, and set out a clear framework for what needs to be achieved.

The strategy places an emphasis on engaging more people from every background regularly and meaningfully in sport and physical activity, through taking part and also through volunteering in and experiencing live sport.

There is a focus on groups who are currently under-represented in sport and physical activity, including women, disabled people, those in lower socio-economic groups and older people.

Sport England is now working on its own strategy which will help deliver the relevant Key Performance Indicators and in turn contribute to the delivery of the outcomes set by the Government. As part of this, Sport England is now undertaking an online consultation focusing on some of the specific issues that it will need to tackle in its own new strategy.

Cerebral Palsy Sport will be contributing to the new consultation process by attending consultation events as well as completing the survey.

To take part in the survey to have your say, please click here: