Table Cricket on the Rise in Gloucester

Active Gloucestershire hosted a Table Cricket Workshop on Thursday 24th May 2018. Giving twelve new activators the knowledge and skills to deliver table cricket in the area.

Table Cricket Activators Course - Gloucester 24-05-18

The participants, who were from a range of settings including housing associations, special schools and community services attended the session to gain an understanding of Table Cricket and develop the skills to be able to deliver activity with their groups. Everyone was fully engaged, taking a lot from the workshop and learning new ideas on how to implement Table Cricket.

The course and equipment was kindly funded through the Barnwood Trust.

Feedback from the participants:

“Easy it understand and very friendly and informative”

“Great fun”

“Really enjoyable, loved it”

“Fits everyone’s needs. Socially amazing and fun”

“Really enjoyable event, Richard was very knowledgeable about Table Cricket and how it can be adapted to suit the needs of individuals”.

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A special thank you to the Barnwood Trust for their funding to deliver the course and purchase some kits to use as part of the Active Gloucestershire equipment loan scheme.

If you are interested in finding out about hosting a Table Cricket Activator Workshop in your area please contact Richard Kerr (National Sport Development Officer) –

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What is GDPR?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation, Europe’s new framework for data protection laws – it replaces the previous 1995 data protection directive, upon which current UK law is based.

It includes new rights for people to access the information companies hold about them, obligations for better data management for businesses, and a new regime of fines.

Take a look at our new privacy policy to understand how your information will be stored and processed at CP Sport –


Sport England CEO to step down

Sport England have announced that after 11 years, Jennie Price will leave her role as Chief Executive of Sport England at the end of October.

Jennie has been at the helm of Sport England through an outstanding transformation including the development of their new strategy, Towards an Active Nation. She also personally led the team responsible for the multi-award winning This Girl Can campaign to help women and girls get active.

Jennie is leaving to pursue a portfolio of projects. This includes her longstanding work with the Cranfield School of Management and being Chair of the Youth United Foundation, the charity supporting uniformed youth organisations.

Last summer, Jennie was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The honour was a recognition of not only her personal success, but also the importance of sport and activity in the life and health of millions of people across the country.

Jennie said:

“I have been very privileged to lead Sport England for more than a decade.

“Sport and physical activity is a powerful force for good and I am proud to have worked on opening it up to a wider group of people, especially women and girls through This Girl Can.”

Nick Bitel, Chair of Sport England, said:

“Sport England is deeply indebted to Jennie for all that she has done, not only for Sport England but the wider sporting community over the years.

“During her tenure, Sport England has gone from strength to strength achieving considerable growth in participation and is now highly regarded both nationally and internationally.

“She will leave the organisation with a firmly-established strategy and a strong leadership team in place to continue its delivery. It has been a pleasure working with Jennie and I wish her all the best for the future.”


Sport England currently support our Start and Stay Active project

Activity Alliance seeks a new Chair

Cerebral Palsy Sport was a founding member of English Federation of disability Sports, and since its founding in 1998 as the English Federation of Disability Sport, Activity Alliance has become the go-to organisation for information about disabled people’s engagement with sport and active recreation.

Now, an exciting opportunity exists to become Chair of Activity Alliance and lead the organisation into a new era of innovation and growth.

Under the current Chair, Charles Reed, the Activity Alliance has been at the forefront of supporting disabled people to be active for life by enabling organisations to support disabled individuals to be and stay active.

Activity Alliance now wish to appoint a new Chair that embodies the charity’s vision – Disabled people are active for life – to lead the organisation through an exciting period of development and growth.

The Chair will be:

  • A connector, providing the link between the Board and the Executive, giving leadership and support to the Executive and the Leadership Team in the delivery of the strategic plan.
  • A team leader, providing leadership and direction to the Board enabling them to fulfil their responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of Activity Alliance.
  • An ambassador, working with the Executive, to raise the external profile of Activity Alliance with relevant partners and bodies and increase their role and influence.

How to apply

Activity Alliance has partnered with SRi, the leading executive search and consulting firm to support us in our search for a new Chair.

For more information about this role and details on how to apply, please visit the SRi website.

Download Activity Alliance Chair candidate pack.


Cerebral Palsy Sport looks forward to Sports Fest

On Thursday 5 March the British Paralympic Association (BPA) is bringing Sports Fest to the North East, and Cerebral Palsy Sport alongside the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) and National Disability Sports Organisations (NDSOs) are looking forward to coming together to support the event in Durham.

Sports Fest Durham is a free multi-sport event that gives disabled people the opportunity to try out loads of different Paralympic sports, find out how to get involved sport and physical activity locally and even meet some of Paralympic medal winners. With one day to go over 450 people have registered to attend the free, have a go event.

Today, Paralympian and Commonwealth Games medallist Jade Jones will line up alongside Triple Paralympic champion Stephen Miller and wheelchair fencing star Gemma Collis for Sports Fest North East, which will take place at The Graham Sports Centre at Durham University.

Sports Fest is a great event for disabled people to learn more about the NDSOs and find out how they can get involved impairment specific sports and activities.

Sports Fest North East will take place at Durham University, The Graham Sports Centre, Maiden Castle, Durham on Thursday 5 March and the event will be open from 10:00am – 5:00pm.

The eight National Disability Sports Organisations are British Blind Sport,Cerebral Palsy SportDwarf Sports Association UKLimbPowerMencap Sport, Special Olympics Great BritainUK Deaf Sport and WheelPower.

Aiming to capture the enthusiasm and excitement shown by the British public during the London 2012 Paralympic Games and the subsequent record-breaking achievements of British Paralympians in Sochi. Sports Fest has a track record of success with more than 2,500 people across the country attending an event since 2012. The event in Durham will be the fifth Sports Fest event in the series and also marks the first time that the event has come to the region.

In addition to trying out a wide range of Paralympic sports, visitors to Sports Fest can also come along to meet the medallists sessions, where they can put their questions to athletes, have their photos taken and collect autographs.

To find out more information about the event and to register to attend, visit the Sports Fest UK website.

Virgin Money London Marathon

Applications for our 2016 Virgin London Marathon charity places are now open!

The Virgin Money London Marathon is the world’s most iconic marathon and is an experience never to be forgotten – here is your chance to run it and do some good at the same time.

Join up to 40,000 other runners and a crowd of thousands on the flat course around the capital, taking in London’s famous sights and landmarks finishing off with the awesome final stretch down the Mall.
Make 2016 your year and run the London Marathon for Cerebral Palsy Sport to raise vital funds to support people with cerebral palsy fulfil their potential through sport.

Join our team and you’ll get…

  • A Cerebral Palsy Sport running top
  • A pack of helpful fundraising and training tips
  • A dedicated member of the fundraising team to support you every step of the way
  • Regular encouragement
  • The amazing feeling of helping to change lives for the better of children and young people with cerebral palsy

Get the application form

London Marathon Guaranteed Entry Form 2015 – updated

Sport England launches This Girl Can Campaign

Sport England have launched their This Girl Can campaign to get more women and girls active – whatever their age, shape or ability.

The campaign is the first of its kind to feature women who sweat and jiggle as they exercise. It seeks to tell the real story of women who exercise and play sport by using images that are the complete opposite of the idealised and stylised images of women we’re used to watching.

Cerebral Palsy Sport is supporting this campaign as through Sport England data, we know that there are approximately 9.4 million disabled people in England, accounting for 18 per cent of the population. 45 per cent are males. 55 per cent are females (Census 2011). From the Active People Survey (APS) results, we see that there is a gender gap in 1x 30 participation also exists between percentage of disabled men and women, although the gap is smaller than the one between non-disabled men and non-disabled women.

For more information on the This Girl Can campaign, please click here


Channel 4 launches Rio Production Training Scheme

The Channel 4 Rio Production Training Scheme will give 24 disabled applicants the opportunity to train as production staff to the level required to work on the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016, and beyond that to build a career in sport production.

The scheme is open to entry level and junior talent to join the industry and learn the skills necessary in three possible roles: Junior Researcher/Assistant Producer (broadcast or digital); Junior Production Secretary/Coordinator; Technical/Production assistant.

They are looking for people who have a passion for sport and are keen to share this with others. These are paid-for placements that last for up to 12 months and there’s opportunities nationwide.

More general info – please visit the Channel 4 website:


6 months to go to the Nottingham 2015 World Games

It is 6 months to go to the opening ceremony of the Nottingham 2015 World Games.

We are delighted to announce teams that have entered so far include: Australia, Brazil, England, Ghana, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, The Netherlands, Portugal, Russian Federation, Sweden, Scotland, Spain and Wales.

We look forward to welcoming the world!

For more information on the Games, please click here:


Bowls Development Alliance launch Love Fisher Brown Award

Bowls Development Alliance, the funder of Cerebral Palsy Sport’s bowls development programme has launched a national award to recognise the excellent work being undertaken by clubs with disabled bowlers.

In October 2014, the Bowls Development Alliance announced the launch of the Love Fisher Brown Award. This award, named after the remarkable and inspiring Commonwealth Games achievements of Bob Love, David Fisher and Paul Brown, is an opportunity to recognise and promote the great work of many clubs and organisations who already provide participation opportunities for disabled bowlers.

Ellen Falkner, CEO of AeroBowls UK, said of the “Love Fisher Brown Award”, “AeroBowls is delighted to be working with the Bowls Development Alliance to try to help to grow the sport and encourage more disabled people to get involved. We are honoured to sponsor the inaugural Love Fisher Brown Award which aims to recognise and acknowledge the great work already being undertaken by clubs and other local organisations to make bowls more inclusive and accessible to all members of the community“

The winner of the Love Fisher Brown Award, sponsored by AeroBowls will receive:

  • Club visit from three time Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist and AeroBowls UK CEO, Ellen Falkner plus another AeroBowls sponsored player
  • Complimentary set of Aero Bowls
  • £550 of BDA funding*
  • Framed Certificate

Two runner up entries will receive:

  • £550 of BDA funding*
  • Framed Certificate

*Terms and conditions apply

Entries for the award open on Monday 3rd November, 2014 and close on Friday 29th May, 2015 with the winner of the Love Fisher Brown Award and two runner ups announced on, or before, Friday 26th June, 2015.

For further information on the Love Fisher Brown Award, contact Paul Humphreys, Development Manager for the Bowls Development Alliance via or 07557 819569