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Cerebral Palsy Football

Chaddypark Community member Posts: 4 Listener
A new website has just been launched to try and encourage more children with cerebral palsy to join one of our clubs, to enjoy playing football and to become part of a team. 

www.cerebralpalsyfootball.co.uk is also a portal of valuable information supplied by families,  who are happy to share their own experiences with other families looking for information and guidance.

Two back-to-back photos. One of parents cheering on the young players, the one on the right shows a group of young boys cuddling each other

We are four clubs who are based in Manchester, Oldham, Stoke and Newtown, Worcestershire and we have got together to help grow the awareness and participation of Cerebral Palsy Football for children, and to share information and experiences / knowledge from families which can only benefit others who are looking for information and guidance.

No matter what age, what ability, what sex, our clubs motto’s are #Inclusion and #Clubforall

Group of young boys running after a football

Research into the benefits of football for cerebral palsy is being carried about because there is strong anecdotal evidence that children with CP can benefit physically and psychologically from playing sport.

Children with walking frames playing football

For more information, head over to www.cerebralpalsyfootball.co.uk/ or email on Football@cpsport.org

What are your experiences of taking part in football and other sports with CP?  Would teams like this encourage your or your loved ones to try a new sport? Let us know your thoughts.
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