Cerebral Palsy Sport

Junior Development

C P Sport has a strong grass-roots focus and is unique in it's work with children who have cerebral palsy and other disablities. C P Sport fills an important gap in sports provision for disabled children in this country. They provide the first sporting experience to children who are often told that their disability is too severe to participate in sport. C P Sport engages these children and helps them to realise their sporting potential in as many sports as possible.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1088600)

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  • AnimalsAnimals
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

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  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

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At the heart of C P Sport’s work lies ‘Junior Development’. The charity directs a huge amount of its time and resources to helping children with cerebral palsy and many other disabilities take part in sport. The objective of this work is to provide sustainable sporting activities for as many children with cerebral palsy in this country as possible. This is achieved in the following way: 1. Networking with schools, parents, local authorities and families to find areas of need in the country 2. Holding Multi Sports Development Days in relevant areas. The charity’s Sports Development Officers contact as many children as possible from that area and invite them to attend this special day. Siblings, support workers, teachers and anyone who is involved in a child’s wellbeing is also invited to attend. Games and sports are played which aim to get the children understanding what they can potentially achieve in sport. For many of these children, they have had few or no sporting opportunities before this introduction. 3. C P Sport works with the school and children to provide follow on days in specific sports and/or stays in touch with individuals who are interested in making sport a part of their everyday lives. 4. Children and invited to take part in other C P Sport events such as training weekends, competitions and other ‘Fun Days’. 5. The charity’s Information Officer is on hand to provide advice on any local opportunities and provide information on C P Sport events This system fills an important gap in sports provision for children with cerebral palsy. Time and again this system has not only brought great pleasure and new meaning to thousands of lives, but it has also reached talented individuals who have gone onto represent Great Britain at Paralympic Games. Despite the wonderful achievements of C P Sport members, for example the 25 medals brought home from the Beijing Paralympics, the charity does not receive much media attention and has no central funding to support its work.

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