Alison Talbot, Chief Executive, Cerebral Palsy Sport and Event Director of the CPISRA 2015 World Games.
Nottingham 2015 Local Organising Committee (LOC) has responded within 12 hours to relocate the IFCPF CP Football World Championships (under 19s) to enable all football competing nations to take part as planned.
Following a judgement made by IFCPF, it has been decided that the best place to host the under 19 football championships is The University of Nottingham’s Highfields Playing Fields.
Tom Langen, Technical Delegate on behalf of the IFCPF said “At the first technical meeting for the U-19 World Championships, part of the 2015 CPISRA World Games, the participating countries raised concerns regarding the condition of the field of play. IFCPF contacted the Local Organizing Committee and relayed the concerns raised. IFCPF is very pleased and grateful that the LOC was able to find an alternative venue for the football competition in such a short period of time. The matches have been moved to the fields at the University of Nottingham.”
Our focus is now ensuring that the athletes, coaches and spectators enjoy their time in Nottingham and have a positive experience. The University of Nottingham has an excellent facility and we are incredibly thankful for their support to enable the championships to go ahead.
Arrangements are being made to move equipment, athletes, catering and volunteers to the new site for the competition to start on Monday. Ticket holders are being notified.
The Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA) 2015 World Games take place from 6-16 August with the swimming and football competitions getting underway on Monday 10 August. Athletics, swimming, table cricket and para-taekwondo will take place at Harvey Hadden Sports Village.
New venue details:
Highfields Playing Fields
Ample free parking is available on site.