Girls shine at St Georges Park for Female Cerebral Palsy Football event

St Georges Park, near Burton on Trent welcomed female players along to the CP Sport Female Football event, on Sunday 4th August 2019.

Following the success and profile form the Lionesses over the summer, 10 enthusiastic players attended the CP female football event at the training venue for England’s National sides.
The aim of the event was to bring female players together proving them with the opportunity to have fun, experience playing football, and leave them with enthusiasm to continue to play.

The players and family where given a guided tour of the facilities used by the National teams, including the Lionesses. Following the tour, the players took part in a football session on the indoor 3G pitch in the football centre.

The girls were coached through some basic activities and taught skills such as dribbling, passing and shooting which led into a fun game at the end.

The feedback from the players and participants has been really positive.

Player feedback:

“Coaches were amazing. Leant loads and want to learn more. Coaches were kind and helpful”

“It was good and it was good to be around people with CP.”

“I learnt to be captain and do a team talk and where Harry Kane sits.”

“Thank you for the opportunity today. I have enjoyed it and found it good because there were different ages and a unique experience.”

Parent feedback:

“What a great day and an amazing place with great coaches

Never seen my daughter so happy and involved as I have since starting CP Football. It’s an incredible resource thank you.”

“This was such as excellent and valuable experience for our daughter as she took part in activities that she would usually find daunting. She loved the event, made friends which she usually finds difficult and her confidence grew. Well done to the staff who run these fantastic events for females with CP.”

“Meeting children with the same disability has been empowering.”

Female players participating in the session at St Georges Park