CPRISA World Games: Nottingham to Host Global Cerebral Palsy Sport Competition

cp thumbnailContestants from around the world will descend upon Nottingham this summer, to take part in sports ranging from 7-a-side football to athletics and cycling.

Cerebral PalsyThe city has been chosen as the host of the international games, which will take place for ten days from August 6th  at  The Harvey Hadden Sports complex.

The Cerebral Palsy International Sport and Recreation Association (CPISRA) is aiming to create a world-class competitive event, to help sufferers reach their sporting potential.

One of the main events is the introduction of under-19 football 7-a-side. Sam Turner, the National Football Development Officer believes it is a great opportunity for youngsters to make their way into the senior international setup.

Leanne Woodhead, National Development Officer for the FA believes the footballing event could be a major stepping stone for future cerebral palsy England players.

Woodhead says, ‘It’s about the development of the players and how we identify players with talent.

‘It’s about how we can develop players, get them to grow and support them into transitioning to the next step of the player pathway.’

The football however is just one of a wide variety of events to take place, including bowls and the newly created table cricket – which was invented by Nottingham Trent student Doug Williamson.

The university will also be providing accommodation . The city site campus will be transformed into the Games Athletes Village for all competitors, while Clifton Campus will provide rooms for friends and family of the athletes.

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