Partnerships Matter

Cerebral Palsy Sport values the partnerships we have developed in the course of delivering our sports development programmes for people with cerebral palsy. In all the work we undertake, develop and achieve; this would not be possible without the wide range of partnerships Cerebral Palsy Sport have developed.

Through the work of our National Sports Development Manager, we are engaging with and developing partnerships with a number of sporting and non-sporting organisations.

These include Sport England; English Federation of Disability Sport; National Sports Governing Bodies (NGBs); County Sports Partnerships (CSPs); Third sector organisations and other National Disability Sports Organisations (NDSO’s); local sports clubs and other key organisations.

Partnerships Matter was Cerebral Palsy Sport’s three year programme (2014-2017) to build positive relationships with all those orgnisations listed above.

As the project has come to an end, there are have been a number of key success for Cerebral Palsy Sport and our partners that we have recorded:

  • Development of adapted sports for Frame Football, RaceRunning and Touch Golf
  • Collaborative research with all NDSOs
  • Strong partnership with APCP bridging the gap between therapy and sport
  • MoUs signed with 5 County Sport Partnerships
  • MoU signed with the Tennis Foundation, Swim England, England Golf, and The FA
  • Resources developed to support our adapted sports programme – RaceRunning, Frame Football and Table Cricket
  • 280 volunteers engaged during the Nottingham 2015 CPISRA World Games
  • Action plans in place with over 10 NGB’s
  • CP Sports Adapted Sports Research completed with The Sports Industry Research Centre
  • 4 Young Sporting Ambassadors recruited and voice panel created
  • Membership opportunities for families, professionals and Organisations developed
  • Cerebral Palsy and Sport awareness training developed with over 50 people receiving the training

Cerebral Palsy Sport will continue to work with and engage new partners to ensure that there are high quality opportunities for people with cerebral palsy and associated physical disabilities.

For further information please contact: Lisa.morton-smith@cpsport.org