Event Reports

The FA Disability Cup 2019

The FA Disability Cup provides a great showcase for Impairment Specific Football. This year’s event took place over the weekend 15th – 16th June at St Georges Park. The Cerebral Palsy Final took place on Saturday afternoon between CP North West and North East & Yorkshire.

CP North West we aiming to complete the treble, having won the CP Sport National Cup in Nottingham in February and then winning the CP Adult National Football League in April.
North East and Yorkshire finished second in the league and were previous holders of the FA Disability Cup having won the 2018 Final.

CP North West started strong and created chances early on and managed to get the breakthrough to take the lead. That gave them a platform to build momentum and take a 4-0 lead. Just before the half North East & Yorkshire managed to pull a goal back.  Second half and CP North West went back on the attack and managed to add to their score to eventually win the match 8-1.

Well done to both teams for an entertaining final and to CP North west for completing the treble this season.

CP National League Fixtures April 

The CP National League last round of national fixtures took place on Saturday 27th April and were held at the RH Academy in Mansfield.

Teams from the North and South Regions together, with 3 teams in contention to join CP North West in this year’s FA Disability Cup. CP North West were looking to win the double this year, having won the CP National Cup in February.

There was some real good play on show during the day, from individual skills, to some really good saves from the goalkeepers. The day also featured some amazing goals scored.

Despite the mixed weather conditions the players got the matches in.



Score Team

North East &Yorkshire

4 1 Chelsea Blues





North East &Yorkshire




CP North West



Chelsea White

North East &Yorkshire



Chelsea White

CP North West 6 0

Chelsea Blue

Congratulations to CP North West who came out on top to win the 2018-2019 League. North East and Yorkshire finished runners up in the league and will play CP North West at the FA Disability Cup on the 15th June at St Georges Park. For more information about the FA Disability Cup and to get tickets please contact Rich Kerr richard.kerr@cpsport.org

The South division have one more day of fixtures scheduled in for May.

The Cerebral Palsy National Cup took place on Saturday 23rd February at the David Ross Sports Village, University of Nottingham.
7 Teams entered the competition all playing for a place at the FA Disability Cup Finals at St Georges Park on Saturday 15th June 2019.

Teams were split into 2 groups, the teams then played each other in their groups, with the top 2 teams from each group progressing to the Cup semi-finals. The teams finishing 3rd and 4th played each other for the Plate trophy.

Teams were competitive and there was a lot of good football on show throughout the day. Around 60 players took part in the football packed day.

Results and Tables

Group A Results Group B Results
Derby 1 – 2 CP North West Brighton 0 – 5 CP South West
Derby 1-0 Chelsea White Chelsea Blue 0 – 1 North East & Yorkshire
Chelsea White 1 – 5 CP North West CP South West 1 – 0 North East & Yorkshire
Chelsea Blue 7 – 0 Brighton
Brighton 0 – 4 North East & Yorkshire
Chelsea Blue 4 – 1 CP South West
Group A Final Table Group B Final Table
CP North West 2 0 0 5 6 Chelsea Blue 2 0 1 9 6
Derby 1 0 1 0 3 North East & Yorkshire 2 0 1 4 6
Chelsea White 0 0 2 -5 0 CP South West 2 0 1 2 6
Brighton 0 0 3 -16 0

Following the group stages, CP North West, Derby, Chelsea Blue and North East & Yorkshire progressed to play for the cup. Chelsea White, Brighton and CP South West played a round Robin format for the Plate competition.

Cup Semi Final Results Plate Competition Results
CP North West 5 – 0 North East & Yorkshire Chelsea White 0 – 4 CP South West
Chelsea Blue 1 – 0 Derby Brighton 0 – 3 Chelsea White
CP South White 2 – 0 Brighton

In the Final, Chelsea Blue played against CP North West, where CP North West won 4-1 to book their place at the FA Disability Cup in June.
CP West secured victory to win the Plate. During the day teams were awarded fair play points and officials, coaches and players were asked for nominations for player of the tournament.

The Interim Chair of the Cerebral Palsy Sport board, Peter Savage attended and presented the medals to the winners along with the Fair Play award which was awarded to Chelsea White. The Player of the tournament went to Luke Pentecost (Brighton). Feedback from the players and spectators was good and there have been some suggestions on improvements for next year

Quotes from players:

“It was challenging but an exciting tournament”

“It was a fun yet challenging event to take part in”

“An opportunity for a CP person to play football”

“Good event, lots of fun, well organised”

Quotes from parents:

“Great facilities and players love the opportunity to play”

“Well organised and enjoyable to watch”

“An excellent well organised event”

Images can be found here

 Frame Football Development Day 

The first frame football development day took place on Sunday the 8th July at St Georges Park. 38 Frame Footballers from 5 clubs across the country came together to take part in the Richard Seedhouse memorial cup in age groups 5-8’s, 9-12s, and 13-16 year old’s. The event was support by 10 team managers as well as 6 volunteers from the Frame Football Foundation, Quest 88, St Johns Ambulance, and Smile for a Child. Owen Aiston Chairman of the English Schools FA also came along to the event after being inspired by the Frame Football on show at The FA’s Disability Cup in June.

Throughout the 4 hour event the teams took part in 10 minute games competing to be crowned champions. After fantastic skills on show throughout the age groups the overall winners were:

5-8 age group – Kings Hill

9-12 age group – Hucknall Rolls Royce

13-16 age group – Basildon

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The event was a great opportunity to look at the adapted format of football and consult with players, coaches and families on the development of rules and laws of the games.

The next Frame Football Development Day take place on the 30th September at St Georges Park. If you would like more information, or to attend please contact Lisa.morton-Smith@cpsport

A special thank to Steve Branch for his hard work and commitment ensuring that the event was a great success

CP Sports National Adult CP Football League 2018

The National Adult CP football League kicked off in September 2017 with a National cup tournament. Following this monthly fixtures have taken place for the Northern and Southern conference. AT the fixtures the team compete again other each other gaining 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw and 0 for a loss. The Southern conference came to an end in April 2018 with Chelsea Blues claiming first sport and securing their place at the FA’s National Disability Cup Final on the 16th June at Ste Georges Park. Due to serve weather conditions the Northern conference fixtures had to be rearranged with the final fixtures played on Sunday the 13th May. North East and Yorkshire CP secured the points to take first place and secure their place to take on Chelsea blues on June 16th.

All teams that have competed throughout the 2017-18 league have been fantastic, with the level of football continuing to improve. All 8 teams are now looking forward to meeting again at the National Cup Finals on the 2nd June at Nottingham University.


Cerebral Palsy Sport Sport Kick-start event: Cumbria 29th October 2017

On Sunday the 29th October CP Sport delivered a KickStart event in partnership with Cumberland FA. The event is part of a wider project to develop CP football and frame football opportunities across Cumbria.

The event provided local football coaches with the opportunity to learn from CP Sport football coach where they received information on what is Cerebral Palsy, What are the opportunities to play football if you have CP, and how to adapt sessions to make sure they are inclusive. The children and young people who attending the got to take part in fun and challenging football drills and small sided games.

Ray Sempill – Football Development Officer for Inclusion at Cumberland FA stated “The players really enjoyed it and the coaches learned a lot as well as giving them an opportunity to network”.

Cerebral Palsy Sport would like to thank Cumberland FA and GLL for their support of this event.

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Bedford CP Football KickStart: 29 March 2015 – please click below for event report

Bedfordshire CP Kickstart Report – Mar 15

Portsmouth CP Football KickStart: 28 March 2015 – please click below for event report

Portsmouth CP Kickstart Report – Mar 15

Manchester CP Football KickStart: 7 February 2015 – please click below for eventreport

Manchester CP Kickstart Report – Feb 15

Worcester Kickstart: 18 January 2015 – please click here for report


Essex Kickstart, 14th September 2014 – please click here for report

Burton Kick-Off, 17 August 2014 – please click here for report

Staffordshire Kickstart, 17 August 2014 – please click here for report

Derby County Kickstart Day, 19 July 2014 – please click here for report

CP Frame Football Development Day, 7 June 2014 – please click here for report

Leicestershire Kickstart Day, 8 March 2014 – please click here for report

Cambridge Kickstart Day, 23 February 2014 – please click here for report

Lincolnshire Kickstart Day, 22 February 2014 – please click here for report

Reading Kickstart Day, 19 January 2014 – please click here for report