Two of the largest national disability sports organisations in the country signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding on September 27th 2013 at the National Junior Games at Stoke Mandeville Stadium. The agreement is a commitment to strategically work together to improve provision for people with a physical impairment and to provide more opportunities for people with physical disabilities to participate in sport.
The memorandum is intended to increase and improve effective working relations by clarifying our respective and collaborative responsibilities and it is also intended to aid better communication and collaboration and will be supported by an action plan of joint work.
CP Sport’s Chairman Richard Harwood stressed the importance of the signing and highlighted that “it is so important that we support more people with cerebral palsy and physical disabilities to participate in sport by working in partnership with organisations such as Wheelpower and we are looking forward the opportunities this commitment to collaborative working presents.”
Cerebral Palsy Sport is the national disability sports organisation supporting people with cerebral palsy to reach their sporting potential by providing sporting opportunities to individuals of all ages and at all levels from grass roots participation right through to Paralympic competition.
WheelPower-British Wheelchair Sport (known as WheelPower) is the national charity for wheelchair sport, provides opportunities, facilities and equipment which enable disabled people to play sport and lead healthy active lives.