Disability4Sport has been given a licence from the FA to run a Cerebral Palsy Centre of Excellence for the Eastern Region. There is only eight in the country.Within this licence they cater for 12-15years old (youth team) then 16+ (adult team).
THEY NEED YOUR HELP to identify players who may be eligible to trial for Cerebral Palsy Centre of Excellence. Example of players who are eligible, if they have, or who have had:
Cerebral Palsy, Head injuries, Meningitis, Encephalitis, Strokes, Friedricks
Ataxia, Dystonia, Hydrocephalus, brain surgery if resulting in an impairment.
During the season footballers will attend 20 x training sessions taking place on Saturdays between 10.30am – 12.30 pm. The sessions are delivered by UEFA B Coaches. A fixture programme is also in place and an end of season National CP Cup Tournament will take place at St George’s Park, the FA’s National Football Centre.
Ultimately the centres job is to develop as many players as possible to progress on to the National England Cerebral Palsy Squads. Could you or your club know the next superstar who takes part in the Paralympics or CP World Cup?